So today I trimmed 5 extremely overgrown horses’ hooves. Well, the reality, which will not surprise anyone, since after 3 surgeries in one year, everyone knows I will not trim 5 horses in one day; I had help. I spent the day training an owner how to trim his horse’s hooves. This is his second lesson, and I would take his barefoot trim over any certified or not farrier in my area. Yes, he needs a lot of additional training, but overall, he is doing great.
Then it rained, and rained and rained. So much that I had planned and wanted to do, but the grey, cool (cold for some) godawful wet overtook the outside, so the inside chores raised their ugly heads. I drew all the shades open to the top to get as much natural light as possible. And started in, with various detours to Amazon for those safety essentials like ordering the camper’s fire extinguishers. Who of you will fault me for that? And some whimsical …the Buddhist horse wind flags for the driveway. And an EAT book.
An EAT book??? No this is not about food. Once we are Eagala certified you will be seeing EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) proliferate my posts, but for now it is EAT – Equine Assisted Therapy. After committing to a lot of Moola, $$$$$, I will be getting recertified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association and Wings Programs Inc will have an official therapy program available. Eagala is the premier international certification program in EAP. The model requires a licensed mental health professional and I have a great one. And an Equine Specialist, yours truly. And 1 or more horses. You see, it is a 3-part team. The horses are therapy team members just like the humans.
Have I piqued your attention? I hope so. There will be more on this, and the training journey of my hoof trim protégé coming soon.
Tell me what you want to hear about, and I will try to fulfill your request. Is there a particular horse here at The Wings Programs Inc and LayzD Equine Services LLC you would like to know more about? Hoof care questions? Send a message and see what pops up in the next Blog.