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Equine Assisted ListServs

OPEN FORUM on Equine Assisted happenings and sharing

http://community.eagala.org/ EAGALA

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EFMHA-Open/promote EFMHA

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/equineassisted/ OK Corral Series

EFMHA FILES SECTION Check the FILES section of these listservs for helpful information. There is helpful GRANT information on the EFMHA listserv FILE section along with other helpful organizational information shared there.

NARHA Admin listserv At this FILES section you can find samples of Budget Presentations, ByLaws for newly forming organizations, a 'Donated Horse Contract', copies of GRANT PROPOSALS, an InKind Donation Form, a lesson cost analysis sheet, a SALARY SURVEY, and personal forms/policies - just to name a few of MANY helpful items you can find there.

http://www.equineassistedtherapy.org.uk/ Go to this UK site and click on forum.

Equine Assisted BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Foundation Center.org's Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship offers FOR PROFIT businesses a guide to responsible affiliation with a sponsoring organization in order to receive grants.

GET FULLY FUNDED - http://www.getfullyfundedblog.com SANDY REES: " I believe that every nonprofit can raise all the money required to provide its services to the community. All it takes is the right mix of passion, mission, leadership, and fundraising know-how. "

KC Henry and Transitions UnLimited KC Henry, principal of Transitions Unlimited and an accomplished private-sector and nonprofit executive, has more than 25 years of extensive experience in nonprofit management. KC’s commitment and expertise has also extended into her ongoing volunteer service on a wide variety of nonprofit boards. KC, through Transitions Unlimited, offers sensitive and competent consulting and a full service approach to organizational growth and sustainability. ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM Fieldstone Farm.

America’s Small Business Development Center Network Another FREE RESOURCE - Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 1,000 service centers are available to provide no-cost consulting and low-cost training. The information received at the Tennessee center in my city was excellent and very helpful, especially in marketing, which included access to an amazing database of businesses and individuals. Highly recommeneded.

TechSoup the technology place for non profits. Find out how to get recycled hardware for your program.

Congressional District Programs. To obtain non-profit status at a reasonable cost and within a reasonable timeframe, make yours a charitable project that is “A Foundation at Congressional District Programs.” This approach has been used by Horse Sense for Teens at Medicine Horse Ranch in Tomales, CA, and by Dr. Galen Cole, a therapist in Snellville, GA, for his scholarship fund for clients. Always check with your lawyer and accountant before making any financial decisions.

Forms 

E3A has many forms on their members only site.

http://www.eagala.org/admin%20forms.htm
Forms used at Susan Taylor’s therapeutic farm program.
Forms from Linda Myers and the Stone Fox Farm program. And more…

http://www.bayequest.com/forms/index.htm
Bay Area Equestrian Network sample business forms

Insurance

www.equirisk.com Chris Marnitz - recommended

http://www.arkagency-naha.com/

http://www.pmtins.com/

Markel Equine Insurance

http://www.equisure-inc.com/

http://www.equisearch.com/special/buyers_guides/insurance/

Website Design

 http:www.theelegantequestrian.com
The Elegant Equestrian

LOGO Design

Having trouble designing your logo? Here is some great advice from Linda Bertani of Ridin' High in TN.

Grant Writing & NON-PROFIT

GET FULLY FUNDED - http://www.getfullyfundedblog.com SANDY REES: " I believe that every nonprofit can raise all the money required to provide its services to the community. All it takes is the right mix of passion, mission, leadership, and fundraising know-how. "

Write a WINNING GRANT with help from an author of $5M winning grants for various organizations. Specific to Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding and Learning programs. QUICK START GRANT WRITING by LEANA BOWMAN. $15

http://foundationcenter.org/

The Foundation Center.org's Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship offers FOR PROFIT businesses a guide to responsible affiliation with a sponsoring organization in order to receive grants.

 P.J. Silver - grantsource@chartertn.net University of Tennessee non credit courses

http://www.outreach.utk.edu/PPD/spring06/courses/non.asp Ms. Silver is an Executive Director for a local nonprofit. She has extensive experience in grant writing, and working with boards of directors. Areas of expertise include grant writing, strategic planning, developing publications and designing and implementing program evaluation plans. With more than 15 years of experience in non-profit management, as well as service on regional and local boards, she is considered one of the leading grant writing experts in the region.

Training Organizations

E3A http://www.e3assoc.org Equine Experiential Education Association a team approach to educational and corporate/business training programs

EAGALA http://www.eagala.org a team approach to equine assisted psychotherapy

EFMHA http://www.narha.org/SecEFMHA/WhatIsEFMHA.asp NARHA based equine facilitated psychotherapy model

EPONA http://www.taoofequus.com Linda Kohanov - a shamanistic model of equine facilitated learning

EGEA http://www.equineguidededucation.org a wholistic model of equine facilitated learning

HORSE POWER http://www.horse-power.org Boo McDaniel co-founder of EFMHA offers training programs

CHRIS IRWIN http://www.chrisirwin.com horse centered personal development by Chris Irwin

TIM MANSON http://www.innovativehorizons.com Corporate training program for equine assisted facilitators - Co-Founder of E3A http://www.e3assoc.org

OK CORRAL http://www.okcorralseries.com Greg Kersten co-founder of Eagala now offers a series of innovative equine assisted training modules

BARBARA RECTOR http://www.adventuresinawareness.net mindfulness, intentional intimacy & communication skills

PAN http://www.pan-inc.org/certfprogm.php People, Animals & Nature

STRIDES TO SUCCESS Professional Development Programs

Apprenticeships

Wisdom Horse Coaching Apprenticeships Ann Romberg and Lynn Baskfield offer individual, custom designed, year-long programs of hands on learning and guidance for individuals who want to become Equine Guided Learning professionals or enhance their skills as a professional. 

Equine Experiential Learning and Coaching Kathy Pike offers week long and year long training programs for individuals who wish to become EELC (Equine Experiential Learning and Coaching) facilitators.

Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc. offers a year-long apprenticeship program. See HERE for more information.

Internships

Green Chimneys Farm Internship Program: A unique hands-on learning opportunity for individuals to develop skills working within the human-animal bond. Internship is full-time, semester-long, small stipend, room and board are available. Includes helping with farm chores and animal husbandry, assisting with special education Farm Classes & programming for the public, and training and practice conducting Animal Assisted Activities with our student population on-campus. Please fill out and submit an Intern application which can be downloaded HERE, or contact Elizabeth Leon,Education Program Manager HERE for more information.

Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc. offers a variety of short-term and long-term internships. See HERE for more information.

Marketing

Find Tim Manson's POWER POINT Presentation here. Why reinvent the wheel~? Use what has worked for others to promote your program and the field of EAL/EAP.

The Spirituality of Marketing Practical Marketing Tips & Concise Ten Point Self Assessment Quiz

Books

Introduction to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A comprehensive overview
By Patti Mandrell, M.Ed., LPC, EAGALA Advanced Certified. Textbook that can be used for college curriculums and provides an overview of theoretical foundations and information on EAP. There are topics for discussion at the end of each chapter.

Walking the Way of the Horse by Ms. Leif Hallberg The author has done an impressive job at attempting to define the practices in the field of equine facilitated/assisted mental health and education. She has added to the confusing alphabet soup of acronyms in this field by creating her own, based on her extensive research. As a practioner in the field since 1998, I found some of the definitions confusing based on my own experience and understanding of the foundations of the field. This text asks good questions and delivers passionate answers which, in my experience seem influenced by the philosophical foundations of the NARHA/EFMHA organization and its members. While this is not a bad thing, it is a bias. Delivering this text to students promotes this bias rather than educating in a balanced view. The text [ABOVE] used at Texas Tech University, written by Patty Mandrell, M.Ed, LPC, Introduction to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A comprehensive overview, is recommended to balance the learning experience of students in this field. Hallberg's work is well-researched and well-written. It is an asset to our field.

QUICK START GRANT WRITING by LEANA BOWMAN. $15 ~~Write a WINNING GRANT with help from an author of $5M winning grants for various organizations. Specific to Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding and Learning programs.

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Equine Assisted Therapy: Striving for Balance In a New Form of Psychotherapy Master's Thesis  By Lisa S. Baugh
Abstract concludes, "...It is concluded that the polarity of positions within the field serve a self-regulating function as the industry strives to develop balance." Table of Contents shown at link.

PEAT Primordial Energy Activation and Transcendence, 3rd Edition by Zivorad Mihajlovic Slavinski

Deep PEAT gives us the tool to follow the chain of content to the deepest root cause. Discover the root causes of your unwanted states and self-sabotage. The new 3rd edition provides new clarity, step by step protocols and examples not included previously. The origin of the PEAT process, as well as the nature and function of Primes are discussed. The practice and the protocol for Deep PEAT, DP-2 and DP-3 , which are not described in previous editions, is included. Six pages of step by step review of the Deep PEAT protocol is made available here for the first time.

Marketing Ideas for the Equine Professionals by Beth Woodward A collection of marketing idea stories and tips from equine professionals who have embraced their individual strengths and passions to create and market their own businesses.

Research

The Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Group Counseling with At-risk Children and Adolescents , By Kay Sudekum Trotter, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, RPT, University of North Texas. Compared and contrasted experiences of youngsters in a 12-week equine assisted therapy program with those doing traditional counseling. Results proved that horse therapy was more beneficial than traditional clinical therapy. READ TROTTER'S THESIS in PDF form HERE . It cannot be printed from this site, but it can be read for FREE.

EFMHA Bibliography CD ROM or Printed for purchase HERE: You will need to scroll down to item#97013 https://ecart.equivision.net/narha/Order.asp?ac=s&cat=%2A%2ANARHAProfessionalResources&key=I93UGY

http://www.eagala.org/research.htm EAGALA research sharing site

CURRICULUM

Horse Learning Laboratory OHIO STATE This learning laboratory kit is designed to provide hands-on learning. The contents can be used for Skillathon practice or in any situation where information is needed about horses. It is designed for learner engagement via interactive learning activities. Enhances the teaching and learning exchange by supplying stimulating and fun activities. All kit parts are designed to be clear, concise, and durable. Posters, charts, prints, and situation/task statements are laminated.

MN LINC Kids and Horses: A Therapeutic Protocol of Excellence Equine Facilitated Mental Health Protocals for At-Risk Kids is an innovative mental health program designed to be either a distinct therapy or an enhancement for other therapies. The manual was developed for youth who have experienced emotional and behavioral difficulties, and at the same time, to provide the horses they work with safe and supportive interactions.

STRIDES TO SUCCESS Cowboy Poetry, Journey of the Spirit Horse, Marvelous Minis - Lesson plans all include Academic Standards (you must acquire those required by your own state), character education skills, and the 40 developmental assets application.

Schools

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM Fieldstone Farm.

Prescott College http://www.prescott.edu/cls/index.html

DePaul University/PAN http://www.pan-inc.org/masterprogm.php

Tuffs University http://www.tufts.edu/vet/cfa/home.html

http://www.earlham.edu/publicaffairs/content/pressroom/archive/2006/march/060329s-todt.php Earham College, Richmond IN

Midway College http://www.midway.edu/ 512 East Stephens St., Midway, KY 40347 • (859)846-4421

Carroll College http://www.carroll.edu/academics/hab/index.cc Graduates of the Human-Animal Bond Program will have opportunities to  immediately enter the field or continue on to graduate programs. Those students continuing with their education may explore such fields as  clinical psychology, social work, counseling, physical or occupational therapy, or veterinary school. See Job Opportunities at WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS DEGREE?

Virginia Intermont College http://www.vic.edu/frameset.html?students/index.shtml&1

Saint Andrews Presbyterian College http://www.sapc.edu/academics/tr/academ21.php

Working with Youth 

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM Fieldstone Farm.

ELIDA HOME - http://www.eliada.org/programs/enhanced-services/tasc Residential home and animal assisted program for youth in Asheveille, NC.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK MUSTANG TROOP PROGRAM The Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop program teams inner-city youth, 10-years-old and older, with adopted formerly-wild mustangs, and teaches them how to interact with horses, care for their needs and learn to ride. This program is uniquely administered by three different government agencies at the federal, state and local levels: the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Kentucky Horse Park, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s (LFUCG) Division of Police, Police Alliance League (PAL). You can read the READER's DIGEST article about the Mustang Troop Called TAKING THE REINS. Troubled kids taming wild horses.

http://www.horsewarriors.com Priscilla Marden. See the Power Ponies program.

NATURAL CONNECTIONS LEARNING CENTER Kids and Horses: A Therapeutic Protocol of Excellence Equine Facilitated Mental Health Protocals for At-Risk Kids is an innovative mental health program designed to be either a distinct therapy or an enhancement for other therapies. The manual was developed for youth who have experienced emotional and behavioral difficulties, and at the same time, to provide the horses they work with safe and supportive interactions.

Conferences

EGEA 5th Annual Conference

EAGALA 11th Annual Conference - March 4-6, 2010 - UTAH

OK CORRAL GATHERING

EAHAE 5th Annual Conference -

Workshops

Continuing Education

AIA JOURNEY RIDE workshop offered by Barbara Rector & Lisa Walters May 15-17, 2009 at EquuSatori Center. See flyer here . Groups are intentionally kept small so register early. Register and pay on line here .

This workshop is for people who have done some sort of Equine Guided Education program before. It is not tutorial so it’s not recommended as the first workshop people do.

Equine Assisted Business

From Dream to Reality Start-Up Workshop Join facilitator/trainer KC Henry and the Fieldstone Farm TRC staff in a dynamic interactive workshop designed especially for start-up therapeutic riding programs. Our goal is to provide the tools you need for guiding your program to becoming the best it can be.
This 2-day workshop will address all aspects of your organization: programmatic, development, management, administrative and beyond.

Articles

LEARNING CURVES Delta-Sky magazine article on equine assisted learning. EAL flies the friendly skies.

Market Your Uniqueness
"I was seeing this box being built around him, just as I do with so many people who are talking about their products or their entrepreneurship. They're not looking for the unique quality in what they're doing."

E.A.P.'ed Off! ~ by Chris Irwin

Personal Development

PEAT [Primordial Energy Activation and Transcendence] Uncover, make conscious and Neutralize your Primordial Polarities. Neutralization of your Primes solves your most fundamental problem forever. www.spiritual-technology.com/
Contact Equine Assisted Assets by e-mail: pam@EquineAssistedAssets.com or call us at 865-573-0059.