Classes

ONLINE CLASSES

All classes are interactive and on Zoom.  We have attendees from all over the world.  We are in the Pacific Daylight Time Zone (PDT).

To be notified of future class dates and times, or if you are in a time zone that is not conducive to the time of the next class, please join our email list, indicate your time zone, and we will attempt to hold a class during your waking hours.  Thank you!

If you are new to Zoom, you can do a test meeting here to test your internet connection, audio and visual.

I.  Horse Hospice Introductory Class – 1 1/2 hours, cost:  $25 USD

Next class date:  Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 am PDT

Hospice sees death as a normal and natural process.  It allows death to unfold on its own timeline.  It neither speeds it up, nor slows it down.  Its focus is on comfort care, rather than treatment and curing.  If you are looking for alternatives to euthanasia from a holistic perspective, this class is for you.  Topics covered in the class are:

1. the stages of dying

2. comfort care for the horse

3. self-care for the caregiver

 

II. Pain Management in Senior Horses – 1 1/2 hours, cost:  $25 USD
Next class date:  Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:30 am – 12 noon PDT.

Even if you don’t have a senior horse, much of this applies to any horse so that they can thrive in their senior years.  Topics in the class are from a holistic perspective:

1. prevention and management of chronic pain (like arthritis)

2. management of acute pain (as in the case of colic)

3. evaluating your relationship with pain

4.  pain and euthanasia

 

III. Connection with Horses – 1 1/2 hours, cost:  $25 USD

Next class dates:  Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10 am – 11:30 am PDT

Often times our introduction to horses is through petting them, tacking them up and riding them, all of which can easily become a one-way street.  This class will give you tools to open up a two-way dialogue with your horse.  These tools are a wonderful way to deepen your bond with your horse.  Step into the world of connection from the horse’s point of view.  Topics discussed in the class are:

1. hands on touch (an introduction and resources for body work you can do yourself), “touch” at a distance (whether 5 feet away or several acres away) 

2. reading the body language of your horse to direct you in your interaction with them

3. reading your own body language to guide you in connecting with your horse