SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Cowboy Church
Session M 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. M1, Updates on Parasite Control, Part 1 CE, CR ESMHL Modern technology provides an opportunity to use objective methods to assess parasite infestations. Current control measures will be outlined and discussed for both internal and external parasites.
Dennis French, DVMgraduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1978 and began his professional career as an instructor at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine where he did both ambulatory and in-house large animal medicine and surgery. Dennis then went to a private equine practice in Naperville, IL for a period of time before returning to LSU as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. French was active in large animal practice during his career at LSU as well as being involved in numerous large animal research projects. He has published over 65 refereed papers on various large animal topics. He has also presented numerous continuing education talks to audiences throughout the world. Dr. French certified as a Diplomate of Equine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1985, and has maintained his certification in 1993, 2006 and 2014. Dr. French served as the lead shelter veterinarian for the Hurricane Katrina equine relief effort in 2005, spending over 50 days meeting the needs of over 300 rescued horses. He joined the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine as a Professor of Large Animal Medicine in 2009 and currently serves as the Head of Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. He and his bride of 35 years are owners of a small farm in East Central Illinois that has chickens, Katahdin sheep, two horses and a donkey.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. M2, Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder DE Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and the best evidence research practices that can be utilized in the equestrian setting.
Samantha Weiland see bio under E2.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. M3, Living the Dream: Opening a New PATH International Facility CE Learn how to plan for, build, and establish a new PATH Intl. facility that will serve a community in benefiting those with disabilities. Debbie Bright-Chunnhas been a member of PATH Intl. for the past 5 years, obtaining the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and Certified Riding Instructor in Training. She also is certified by CHA as a riding instructor and instructor for individuals with disabilities. She had a life-long dream of owning a ranch but was only aware in the past 5 years that PATH Intl. offered these credentials and a way to serve the disabled. This presentation will demonstrate the pathway that led to the building of a new PATH Intl. facility in Northeast Louisiana to serve her community following PATH Intl. Facility Standards and Safety Regulations.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. N1, Updates on Parasite Control, Part 2 CE, CR ESMHL Continuation of M1.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. N2, Diversity Facilitates Leadership Development CR ALL The first objective is to establish a form of communication with others (a smile could be a sign that today will be a GREAT and productive day!). Along with communication, establish trust with your participants in a way that is most comfortable (if they don't trust you, nothing will be accomplished). Finally, identify a teaching method that works best with the individual participants in your program.
Carole Montgomeryis both a professional and a parent. For 23 years, she served as the Executive Director at Designed and Implemented at the LA Career Development Center for the Deaf and DeafBlind. During her time here, 300 deaf and deafblind people in the Baton Rouge community were successfully placed in deaf, deafblind and deafblind/autistic specific programs. Currently, Carole is the Executive Director of Designed and Implemented Whole Person Baton Rouge, a program where all persons are served, and also includes job site support to its participants.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. N3, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention for EAAT CE Through the use of targeted presentations, utilization of social media and technologies, education, recognition, and identification of burnout, individuals will be better equipped to recruit and retain the volunteers necessary for EAAT. Successfully implemented strategies from both All Star Equestrian Foundation of Mansfield, TX and Open My World Therapeutic Riding of Leander, Texas, will be shared. Participants will also be given an opportunity to share the successes and struggles of their home centers to allow for group troubleshooting.
Emilie Thomasonstarted her journey through the therapeutic horseback riding industry as a volunteer at All Star Equestrian of Mansfield, TX in 2004. After graduating from West Texas A&M University with a degree in Animal Science in 2014, Emilie returned to All Star and became a PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor in 2016. Emilie has worked in several positions at All Star including Ranch Hand, Ranch Hand Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator. Currently she is on the Schooling Committee, is Webmaster, and a full-time therapeutic riding instructor. Emilie is also the PATH Intl. Texas State Chair with Clarissa Correa.
Clarissa Correacurrently works full time as a PATH Intl. Instructor and Event Coordinator at Open My World Therapeutic Riding Center in Leander, Texas. Clarissa is also a PATH Intl. Certified Mentor. In 2018, Clarissa graduated with a certification from Austin Community College in Non-Profit Leadership and Management. Clarissa is also the PATH Intl. Texas State Chair with Emilie Thomason.