The demand for therapy services incorporating equines, equine movement, and the equine environment in treatment is continually increasing in the East Valley. At Manes and Miracles alone there is a waitlist of over two dozen special needs children desiring to receive their OT, PT, or Speech therapies with these four-legged angels!
With that in mind, Manes and Miracles has partnered with Hoof Falls & Footfalls to present "Safe and Professional Partnering with Equines". This 3 day, 15-hour course teaches the fundamentals of successfully incorporating the use of equines and the barn environment to PT, OT, and SLP professionals. This course is not exclusive to therapists intending to work with Manes and Miracles, however, we do require that therapists desiring to partner with Manes and Miracles must receive training on working with equines and the barn environment relative to their field. This course or verification of completion of an AHA or another course regarding the implementation of equines in your field will be required.
Taught by the founder of Hoof Falls & Footfalls, the course will be spread out over three days as follows:
Friday, October 4 from 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 5 from 9 AM- 3:00 PM
Friday, October 11 from 1 PM- 8:00 PM
You will learn:
-Why the horse is such a valuable partner
-Safety around equines
-Basic horse handling and grooming
- Horse and rider biomechanics
- Equine conformation and movement
- How equipment impacts the horse and human
- Horse/rider/ equipment pairing
- Safe, mechanically sound mounting and dismounting
- Incorporating volunteers
- Therapy vs. therapeutic
- Appropriate terminology and marketing
Each day will cover 5 hours of course work and a one-hour meal break. One meal will be provided each day during that break. Attendees of all 15 hours will receive a certificate of course completion.
*Learn more about Saebra Pipoly, our course instructor at https://hooffallsandfootfalls.com/about/
**This clinic may meet continuing education requirements for a variety of healthcare professionals. Please refer to your licensing organization's requirements for continuing education.
Registration for full participation in all three days of class and hands-on instruction. Registration includes all 15 hours of course work, one meal each day, and a certificate of attendance.
**This course fits most guidelines for CEU hours. Please refer to your licensing organization for Continuing Education requirements.
This option is for certified professionals wishing to attend one or more days for course audit hours. Audit attendees will not receive hands-on instruction. Those wishing to attend should register one "ticket" per day you wish to audit. Auditors will receive verification of audit hours. One meal per day will be included.
* Manes and Miracles does not recognize audit-only attendance as sufficient training to provide therapy services incorporating equines at the Manes and Miracles ranch.