Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses is dedicating to teaching others and sharing their knowledge and expertise. We are excited to announce that we will be offering several seminars to those of you who are interested in gaining knowledge about working with therapy horses and gaining handling skills for animal assisted therapy. In an effort to accommodate more people we are offering classes at our farm and other locations.
This Intensive Seminars are held at off site locations around the US. (Crane, MO, October 2017, and Hemet, CA. February of 2018) These have detailed classroom instruction and contain hours of handling and horse training demonstration by Lisa Moad, Founder of Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses. The cost includes your study guide, all our reference materials, hours of lecture, and hands on training. You will see horse training techniques and safe handling practices demonstrated by Lisa Moad, Founder of Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses. Plus you will be able to meet others who share your interest and passion for therapy work.
The Immersion Seminars held only at our farm in Hamilton, Ohio allow us to use our well trained therapy horses and our very experienced handlers as part of the course. We are offering a specially designed class that will combine Level 1 and Level 2 with hours of hands on training and participating in an actual visit. The classes will be small so that each student gets plenty of personal attention and the ability to practice what you have learned. The Immersion Seminar classes are limited to 8 students and you will be able to work with our horses from Seven Oaks Farm for all the hands on portion, you will also be able to experience our specific training methods for both horses and handlers. While you are here with us we will do an actual visit, you will be able to experience first hand what its like with our trained handlers by your side. You will walk thru all the steps necessary for preparing the horses for a visit, going on a therapy visit and a post visit evaluation. Our desire is for you to get a full experience in animal assisted therapy and gain as much experience as you can.
Both of these seminars, the "Intensive" and "Immersion" will contain Level 1 and Level 2 information and all the same great training information. The Immersion Seminars held at our farm allow us to give the student more hands on opportunity. You will be pleased with either course. To learn more about our courses, the dates and places please click on the "Register" button below.
Miniature Therapy Horses Level 1
This portion of our seminars is key to understanding our philosophy to our program and how we approach all the training we do for horses and handlers. It is also created as a road map to help you walk thru the maze of question you might have in regards to insurance, setting up a visit, becoming a 501C3, training your horse, choosing a horse, becoming a handler, finding good products and a whole host of other needs. The Level 1 seminar will include a study guide you can take home that will contain pages and pages of all the information discussed in the lectures. The guide will allow you to follow along and take notes as well. we cover Level 1 Friday evening and into Saturday.
Miniature Therapy Horses Level 2
This course is designed to take all the information you gained in Level 1 and put it into practice. This portion of the seminar is hands on and will walk you thru the steps of choosing a horse, training your horse and preparing for the different levels of registration. It will also give you practical guidance when it comes to handling your horse for various types of visits. Both of these courses are key to our program and build upon each other. Taking these seminars will allow you to register your horse through our program free of charge. Level 2 will be covered Saturday with a visit for you to participate in and ending Sunday with more training and one on one training.