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Energize & Mobilize: Stretching & Light Aerobics

Join in on a course focusing on seated exercises centered around on Aerobic movement and mobility for adaptive riders and wheelchair users. This video covers everything from Arm movements, marching, ball bounces, and more! This video is one of four from the Energy & Mobilize Series; a series of strengthening and stretching programs to help riders of all abilities improve their position and balance on the horse.

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Energize & Mobilize: Hips & Back Stretching

An engaging course covering Hips & Back Stretching at both the Intermediate and Advanced levels. When you’re riding a horse, it is really important for your body to be elastic-like so that you can absorb all the energy coming up from the horse and distribute it properly through your body. This video is one of four from the Energy & Mobilize Series; a series of strengthening and stretching programs to help riders of all abilities improve their position and balance on the horse.

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Energize & Mobilize: General Strengthening

This course covers low impact strengthening exercises to help with your stability and balance in the saddle. A horse presents a constantly changing, always moving environment. It is, therefore, really important for you to have a nice strong, stable core, hips, back, shoulders, so you can more fluidly with your horse and stay balanced. This video is one of four from the Energy & Mobilize Series; a series of strengthening and stretching programs to help riders of all abilities improve their position and balance on the horse.

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Energize & Mobilize: Adaptive Strengthening Exercises

Dig into a course course covering seated exercises that will focus on stretching and mobility for adaptive riders. This video covers everything from cervical mobility, arm extensions, trump and hip mobility, leg lifts and more! This video is one of four from the Energy & Mobilize Series; a series of strengthening and stretching programs to help riders of all abilities improve their position and balance on the horse. You will have access to this video and a detailed handout for two weeks.

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention Methods

As September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, join HETRA's Mental Health Therapist, Kelli Hatzenbuehler, for a discussion regarding this incredibly sensitive yet important subject. As of 2018, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 48,000 people. Chances are high that you know someone who has been affected by suicide, or might be struggle with thoughts of suicide.

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Rejuvenate Your Visuals

We’ve heard it before, time and time again, always strive to use your own images when marketing anything related to your facility. It is understandable, however, when you feel like you’ve used the same picture multiple times and it is becoming a bit stale. Still, what options do you have when your budget, time, and availability don’t allow for multiple photoshoots a year to give you fresh material? This webinar will provide examples for how to spice up your current stock of images, using them multiple times to their max potential until new photos are available.

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How to Find and Keep High-Quality Volunteers

Having trouble finding volunteers that are a good fit for your organization? Are your current volunteers feeling frustrated or bored in their current positions? Do you find yourself regularly losing as many volunteers as you gain? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you! We will go over several tools and ideas to help you recruit, train, and retain quality volunteers for your equine assisted activities and therapy programs (EAAT).

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Leading with the Magic Wand- Part 3

Learn about the HETRA Horse Leading Technique. Using our "Magic Wands" and this unique approach to leading we have been able to significantly cut back on the amount of equine burnout in our program. For the past two parts, Shelby went in-depth into HETRA horse leading techniques. The series finale features a Panel Discussion and Q&A Session to address your horse leading questions and issues. Edye Godden will present the Therapy Services point of view, Shelby Winnail from a Horse Manager perspective, and Rita Borgstadt as an Adaptive Riding Instructor. This Panel is definitely something you don't want to miss.

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Leading with the Magic Wand- Part 2

Learn about the HETRA Horse Leading Technique. Using our "Magic Wands" and this unique approach to leading we have been able to significantly cut back on the amount of equine burnout in our program. In part one, we jumped into training our equines for new leading techniques. Now, For the 2nd Installment of HETRA’s "Horse Leading with the Magic Wand" series, let's talk about training our volunteers and staff to lead in consistent ways to keep our equine happy and with our programs for the long haul. This is part 2 of a 3-part series!

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Leading with the Magic Wand- Part 1

Using our "Magic Wands" and this unique approach to leading we have been able to significantly cut back on the amount of equine burnout in our program. In part one of this three-part, in-depth series on HETRA’s horse leading techniques, Shelby also discusses how HETRA created advancement levels for our volunteers allowing them to gain desired knowledge and horse skills.

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Sensory & Behavior: Regulation in EAAT

This webinar will provide therapists and instructors with an introductory knowledge on how the sensory system and sensory dysfunction impacts participation, including plenty of examples and case studies on behavior modification for the equine environment.

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Horse Sponsorship

Many centers may find it challenging to fund costs such as horse care, training, and nutrition. Through a Horse Sponsorship program, you can successfully fund these costs as well as connect with new supporters from the community. Learn how to give your donors special recognition through the program, cultivate relationships with these important donors, and provide a special connection for horse lovers in the community.

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Common Diagnosis & Implications for EAAT

This webinar will provide a background of information on a select group of diagnoses most commonly seen in EAAT (spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome). You can expect to gain an understanding of how each diagnosis impacts the body as well as precautions and contraindications for each as they pertain to equine activities. Complete with case studies to help apply knowledge for use in your program.

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Maximize Your Social Media Presence

Whether you’re an established program with years of experience or just getting started, a strong and balanced social media presence is key to your operation. Just like your organization’s website, your social media accounts are official gateways for the public to understand who you are, what you do, and the atmosphere surrounding your work. To some, tackling the ins and outs of social media can appear daunting. To others, social media management might seem lower on the list of priorities. Your organization’s social media presence, nonetheless, has a vital connection to your future endeavors.

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Evaluation of The EAAT Horse

Join HETRA’s Equine Operations Manager, Shelby, for an in-depth discussion regarding the evaluation and intake of EAAT horses. There are a lot of vital factors to consider, including breed considerations, conformation, and personality. It is also important to talk time to truly assess program needs and how a new EAAT horse would fit. Shelby also discusses looking at trial periods and training programs.

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Goal Setting & Note Writing in the Adaptive Riding World

Goal setting and note writing is not only essential to your participants success but also to your organization’s success. You can utilize this information to globally track impact of your programs which is extremely important for grants and foundations.

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Budgeting & Forecasting in Good Times & Bad

Does the thought of budgeting make your eyes glaze over, especially when there are horses to work with and participants to see? Do you go into panic mode when your Board or a Donor asks you to forecast where the organization will be in a month? Do grant proposal budgets overwhelm you at times? If you’re in need of some continuing education on finances and accounting, this webinar is for you! Join Edye and Erin for a very down to earth discussion about the importance of things such as budgeting and forecasting for our organizations.

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Avoiding Equine Burnout

Let’s talk staff… equine staff. We all know the amount of work and time that goes into bringing on a new equine team member, so how can we keep them around long term? Let’s dive into topics regarding our equine team including equine selection, weight limits, workloads, case load demographics, handling, health maintenance, time off, physical conditioning, and other management practices that will help us keep our herd member around and engaged for the long haul!

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Postural Corrections for Adaptive Riding Participants

Do you ever struggle with getting your participant in the right position and keeping them there? What exercises and activities are good for posture correction? What do we want to avoid with some posture/positions? What is the impact on the horse and participant if they continue to ride in that position? What if it can’t be corrected? How do you know? We will explore these questions along with others in this webinar designed for instructors and instructors in training to help with their participants in TR or adapted riding classes.

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