Lecture Series

 Name and PresenterDate Description 

The Effects of Trauma on Youth

Hannah LaPointe
March 7th

5:30-7:00 PM
From a young age, children who experience trauma are impacted in profound ways. Learn about these impacts and how we can adjust our views and practices to better understand and serve these youth and children in our programs and lives.

Facilitating Activity and Supportive Environments for People with Dementia

Beth Fields-Hoesly, PhD Candidate, MS, OTR/L
May 24th

5:30-7:00 PM
People with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias gradually experience a decline in ability to engage in the many activities that fulfill their basic psychosocial needs. Learn what contributes to an individual’s level of function and how to capitalize on their strengths in order to enable them to continue with meaningful activity.
Physical Pain or Behavioral Issues?  What is your horse telling you?

Dr. Haussler, CSU Collage of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
June 22nd

5:30-7:00 PM
Identifying signs of pain is an important issue, especially in the therapeutic riding setting. This demonstration will provide a discussion and hands-on evaluation of horses to see how pain behavior (a mental issue) might be diagnosed and treated differently from physical pain (a muscle or joint issue).


Ground Work Clinic- Believe in your horse, so your horse can believe in you.

Steve & Amy LeSatz, Bridle Bit, LLC
July 12th 

5:30-7:00 PM
Believing in your horse comes from gaining a better understanding of how a horse thinks and reacts to you and its environment. Your horse will believe in you as you learn to become consistent in your presentation and predictable to them. We will talk about ways the rider and the horse can build trust in their relationship through better understanding. Trust and understanding create a bond and confidence between the rider and their horse that allows each to believe in the other.
The Power of the Horse-  How Hippotherapy can enhance the lives of people with disabilities

Lauren McClave PT, Rose Walsh, OT, Liz Ampe, OT AHA Therapists, PATH, Int. Registered Therapists
August 28th

5:30-7:00 PM
Each therapist will give an in-depth review of the most common disabilities seen at Hearts & Horses. Treatment strategies, horse movement, goal setting and safety concerns will all be discussed during this informative lecture with the Hearts & Horses therapy team!  

A therapeutic connection between equine and human utilizing Healing Touch and CranioSacral Therapy. 

Jackie Cooper, HTCP, Karen Orlosky, LMT, CST-P, EBW, Healing Warriors
September 6th

5:30-7:00 PM
We will explore the Heart connections between equine and Human during Equine Bodywork with CranioSacral Therapy and Healing Touch techniques.