Session G 9 – 10 a.m. G1, Psychology and Safety of Horses in EAAT, Part 1 CE, CR ESMHL Training of horses by use of "horse psychology" and minimum safety standards of training for equines used in EAAT settings.
Kaye T. Harrishas been riding and working with horses for 45 years, starting off in British Pony Club in Singapore. She rode both English and Western, including showing, before deciding working with ponies and children was what she preferred. She created her own business "Pony Tales" at the age of 20 to do just that. Kaye was the owner/advocate for "Molly the 3-legged Katrina pony". Ever searching for better ways with her equines, she embarked upon natural horsemanship officially in 2006 to obtain increasingly better results with and for her horses and the children who ride with her.
9 – 10 a.m. G2, The “How To” for Clarity in Service: Out of Exhaustion Into Empowerment, Part 1 CE Are you exhausted from wearing numerous hats? Come for a tangible experience of stress reduction, laughter and clarity in how to plug in to passionate fulfillment. Enter the arena of empowerment that will eliminate exhaustion. Learn the four-question formula for joining up to the best work experience. Understand how congruency can be achieved consistently with staff, volunteers and horses. Learn Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for reconnecting to inner peace.
Helen Racz, Certified Life Coach, EFT Practitioner, Public Speaker.
9 – 10 a.m. G3, Welfare Considerations for Therapeutic Riding Programs CE Equine professionals encounter increasing scrutiny with regards to the welfare of horses utilized in equine activities, be it in the show ring, breeding farm, riding lesson environment, and therapeutic riding environment. This discussion will include procedures and strategies to ensure the welfare of horses used in therapeutic riding, including use of the body condition scoring system, health care and management, use of equipment and tack, and maintenance of facilities. Objectives are to educate the audience with regards to these topics and prepare them in the event of the aforementioned scrutiny.
J. Tim Potter, Ph.D., PAS see bio under A1.
Session H 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.H1,Psychology and Safety of Horses in EAAT, Part 2 CE, CR ESMHL Continuation of G1.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. H2, The “How To” for Clarity in Service: Out of Exhaustion Into Empowerment, Part 2 CE Continuation of G2.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.H3, Stop the Bleed (two 30-minute sessions) CE Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Laura E. Rogers, RN, BSN, CPANis a Trauma Injury Prevention Nurse at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Session I 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. I1, Neigh! Straight From the Horse’s Mouth CE, CR ESMHL In order to speak horse we have to get inside their brain and learn how they process the world. Animal behaviorists are just now understanding what sets horses apart from other companion animals. Throughout history humans have had a special bond with horses. Now is the time to explore this connection and learn how to better communicate with our equine heroes. Bonny Barryis the Executive Director of Equine Reflections, Inc. For 35 years she has been a respected equine professional involved with many breeds and disciplines. Her certifications include EAGALA, AAHS, and Emergency mental health first aid. Professional memberships include PATH Intl., CHA, Pony Club, USEF, and Louisiana Equine Counsel. As owner/manager of Carousel Farms, she has been involved with therapeutic riding, Deep South Director for the Black Stallion Literary Program, and served on the Equestrian Sport Rules Committee for Special Olympics. She presented her Gerogian Grande, "Val" at Equine Affaire and lectured there on equine safety.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. I2, Behavior: What’s the Function? DE Are you seeking additional strategies to help your EAAT participants become more independent? Do you wonder how participant behavior is affected by the environment and people around them? Is your praise to EAAT participants really effective? Andrea Suk will present on a variety of specific behavioral strategies that can be utilized in the EAAT environment. Her presentation will include frequent opportunities to practice strategies in a hands-on learning environment. Reinforcement, praise, chaining, shaping, goal-attainment, preference identification, and error correction are just a few examples of what participants will learn during the session. All reviewed behavioral strategies have been identified as effective for teaching individuals with disabilities to learn new skills and change problem behaviors. Session participants will leave with numerous strategies that can be immediately implemented within the EAAT environment. Andrea L. Suk see bio under A2.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. I3, Stop the Bleed (two 30-minute sessions) CE See information under H3.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.LUNCH BREAK LSTEN Member Meeting State Meetings with State Chairs
Session J 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. J1, Getting the Shot Is Harder Than It Seems, Part 1 CE How many times have you taken a picture and thought it was the PERFECT shot, only to see the picture where your horse's head is huge, and has a tiny behind? Tammy will walk you through the mechanics and settings for your tools to take that perfect picture and will also guide you to take pictures from different perspectives to keep your subject interesting and unique. Bring your utter fail pictures so that Tammy can give you tips on how to improve your shot! Tammy Mars-Prine, is a life-long resident of The Greater New Orleans are where she resides with her husband, Woody and their 2 daughters, Journie and Pixie. Tammy is an entrepreneur and owner of T la Roux Productions, LLC specializing in portfolio headshots, modeling & coaching courses, and styling. Tammy grew up on 3M Cattle Company, a family owned cattle ranch spanning the majority of St. Charles Parish. She started off in photography at a very young age photographing her horses for 4-H Projects and received her craftsmen degree at the young age of 24. Over the years, Tammy has held presidency and executive office in numerous social, civic, and business organizations. She was the owner of the Gallery la Roux for 15 years, until 2010 when she decided to adopt her youngest daughter. Now, she is an artist, designer, fashion engineer, and philanthropist.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. J2, Stop the Bleed (two 30-minute sessions) CE See information under H3.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. J3, Adopting Horses and the Right Horse Initiative CE Many horses become unadoptable for various reasons, physical or mental or emotional issues. Bonny and Kaye never gave up on the horses that they adopted. Each of their horses now gives back in their own unique way. Bonny and Kaye share their true stories and demonstrate the uniqueness of their equines and how they give back. Bonny Barry see bio under I1.
Session K 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. K1, Getting the Shot Is Harder Than It Seems, Part 2 CE Continuation of J1.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. K2, The “How To” for Clarity in Service: Out of Exhaustion and Into Empowerment, Part 1 CE Are you exhausted from wearing numerous hats? Come for a tangible experience of stress reduction, laughter and clarity in how to plug in to passionate fulfillment. Enter the arena of empowerment that will eliminate exhaustion. Learn the 4 question formula for joining up to the best work experience. Understand how congruency can be achieved consistently with staff, volunteers and horses. Learn EFT for reconnecting to inner peace. Helen Racz see bio under G2.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. K3, Stop the Bleed (two 30-minute sessions) CE See information under H3.
Session L 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. L1, Saddle Fit and the Changing Horse CE Repeat of F1.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. L2, The “How To” for Clarity in Service: Out of Exhaustion and Into Empowerment, Part 2 CE Continuation of K2.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. L3, The Natural Hoof and Care CE, CR ESMHL Discussion will focus on benefits to the horse for being natural and barefoot and how to properly maintain a natural foot. Fred Klotzis a Natural Hoof Care practitioner and has over 13 years’ experience. He has been a horseman for over 50 years. He has started and trained horses during those years. He became involved with therapeutic riding as a volunteer at a center and continues to support the industry.