Classes

ONLINE CLASSES

We offer “live” classes that are interactive on zoom, as well as recorded classes for those that cannot attend a live zoom class.  We have attendees from all over the world.  We are in the Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST). 

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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 – cost:  $35 USD                                                                       

Two options:

1) Next “live” zoom class date (1 1/2 hours):  Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:30 am-12 noon PST   

 2) Recorded class (50 mins) – available anytime                                                                                       

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 – cost:  $35 USD                                                                     

Two options:  1) Next “live” zoom class date (1 1/2 hours):  Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:30 am – 12 noon PDT.

                         2) Recorded class (1 hr. 10 mins) – available anytime

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 – cost:  $35 USD                                                                                       

Next “live” zoom class date (1 1/2 hours):  Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:30 am – 12 noon PST

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

 

IV. Post-death of a Horse – 1 1/2 hours, cost:  $35 USD                                                                                              Next class date:  Coming Soon!  

Once our horse had died, now what do we do?  There’s the practical matter of what to do with the body, as well as the emotional side of losing a horse we love and the accompanying grief.  In addition, what about the surviving herd members?  They grieve too.  What we do in the days immediately following the death will impact our grief process, either making it a little easier or harder.  Topics discussed in the class are:

1.  practical care of the body post-death

2.  practical self-care for us

3.  how to care for the surviving herd members