Why Horses?

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60 Minutes of Learning!

Continuing Education Information: Completing all parts of this presentation will result in the member completing  60 minutes of education that focuses on how and why horse the horse is an integral part of the therapy team.

This has been formally approved by PATH Intl. to meet 1 hour of continuing education counted as either Core Requirement (CR)-Riding OR General Education (CE)

About this Webinar:

Gain a deeper understanding of how to partner with horses in a therapy team, how the psychology and biomechanics of the horse impacts treatment, and why horses are such valuable team members. You’ll also learn the importance of horse selection and proper training and conditioning.

Meet your presenters

Shelby Winnail serves as HETRA’s Equine Operations Manager. Shelby grew up riding and showing American Quarter Horses and in a barn where adaptive riding and equine therapy services were being offered every day. Upon graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she took a full-time position at Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA). She has since become a PATH Intl. CTRI, ESMHL, Mentor and is the current Nebraska State Representative. Shelby loves working hands on with participants and volunteers, but her passion lies with the horses. Shelby is driven by building and maintaining a therapy herd that is “healthy, happy, sane and sound”.

Edye Godden serves as the Chief Operating Officer at HETRA. She has been with the organization for the past 30 years in various capacities.  Along with being the CEO of the organization she is also an Occupational Therapist, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and a Clinical Specialist in Hippotherapy. These other “hats” help keep her well connected to the programming offered at HETRA and give her firsthand experience of the impact HETRA has on the participants we serve.  With 30 years of experience in the field of Equine Assisted Services and specifically with HETRA, Edye has assisted in HETRAs growth from a small all-volunteer organization running out of others boarding facilities to where we are today – owning our own facility with a full time staff of 13. HETRA’s programming includes adapted riding, therapy services, equine services for veterans, life skills, equine assisted learning, equine facilitated psychotherapy, corporate retreats, HETRA University (the educational arm including Not Just a Pony Ride, Podcasts, and webinars offered to the greater EAS community) as well as EAS consulting services. Edye earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in 1991.  In 2007 she was awarded the PATH, Intl. Region 7 Instructor of the Year Award.  In 2013 Edye received the “Caring for Others” award from Woodmen of the World.   Edye has presented numerous times at the PATH, Intl. Region 7 Conference, as well as been a presenter or co-presenter on many of HETRA’s webinars.

This webinar was produced by HETRA University

At HETRA, we are committed to providing high-quality education and programming to our participants and community, but that commitment isn’t restricted to the boundaries of the HETRA campus. Now, our Instructors and Therapists can share their wealth of knowledge with you in your very own home! Through these online materials, HETRA can continue to teach and serve our community regardless of the obstacles that are preventing our community from coming out to the barn. Please take a moment to explore some of the great content our staff have put together for you, and let us know what other topics you’d like us to cover!