This listing is provided to recognize and honor those who use Parelli Natural Horsemanship principles to enhance the mental, emotional and physical health of their herd and to provide a tool to help these centers find and network with one another. [See list…]
Horses are increasingly used as facilitators in variety of therapies. They provide fun, rhythmic exercise for children with physical and learning disabilities, help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, and offer teens a way to improve their communication and social skills without passing judgment or leveraging peer pressure.
The Foundation will provide and fund education for therapeutic horsemanship program staff and volunteers, and support opportunities for individuals with disabilities to build their horsemanship skills.
“Horses are dang good therapy for people.”…Pat Parelli
Shannon Knapp has just completed her most recent book, More Than a Mirror: Horses, Humans and Therapeutic Practices, specifically addressing the role of the horse in EAP/EAL practices, and the role(s) of the Horse Professional. Shannon is EAGALA Advanced Certified, a Parelli Level 2 graduate and is the author of the book, Horse Sense Business Sense, Volume 1, an introduction to starting and running your own Horse Therapy & Learning practice, as well as numerous other resources for Horse Therapy & Learning practices. In addition, Shannon is a Graduate Advisor for Prescott College’s Equine Assisted Learning Masters program, & offers consulting services to those interested in starting their own Horse Therapy & Learning business.