Instructor Certifications

To ensure the Health, Safety and Effectiveness of our Programs, our Instructors continue their education and many hold the following Certifications: Please Contact Stephanie Keene for more information on any of the certifications below: 

 

CHA Certified 

 

"CHA changes lives through safe experiences with horses." The mission of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences and publishing educational resources such as horsemanship manuals, DVDs, safety video shorts, webinars, a monthly radio show, weekly blog, posters and much more.  Certified Horsemanship Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. 

 

PATH

 

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) promotes equine facilitated therapy and activity programs in the United States and Canada. Currently, more than 650 PATH program centers serve some 30,000 individuals with disabilities. Each year, dozens of new centers initiate new programs and thousands of individuals profit from these beneficial activities.

 

Since 1969, PATH has ensured that therapeutic riding is both safe for, and accessible to, those in need. In that time the field of therapeutic riding has expanded along with the numbers of individuals profiting from involvement with horses. Today PATH represents a growing number of equine-assisted therapies and activities, including recreational riding for individuals with disabilities, hippo-therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, driving, vaulting, competition and other therapeutic and educational interactions with horses.

 

Click here for PATH's complete mission statement and more information.

Eagala

 

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association is a non-profit organization developed to address the need for resources, education, and professionalism in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

 

Click here for more information on Eagala.

 

The Masgutova Method

 

The primary focus of MNRI Method is to support the integration process of primary motor reflex patterns regardless of a person’s condition or age. While MNRI focuses on primary motor reflex pattern, these techniques alone have the power to improve general function, when combined with the additional MNRI programs the founder, Dr. Masgutovam has created, the potential for improvement becomes even greater.

 

Check out the Masgotova Method's website -- This information is provided with the hope that you (along with your family or clients) will gain a sense of the breadth and depth of the MNRI Method and the impact neurosensorimotor integration can have on improving the lives of anyone facing a challenge.

 

BAL-A-VIS-X

 

Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of Balance/Auditory/Vision varying complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm. In distilled essence, BAVX enables the whole mind-body system to experience the natural symmetrical flow of a pendulum. Bal-A-Vis-X (BAVX) requires focused attention, demands cooperation, promotes self-challenge, and fosters peer teaching. It is school friendly and just plain fun. exXercises, of

 

Bal-A-Vis-X Level 1, II & Adaptive Course at Hearts & Horses
 

Bal-A-Vis-X Brochure and Sign Up Web Site

 

The Brain Gym International

 

Brain Gym® International is committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning. Through our outstanding instructors and movement-based programs, we empower all ages to reclaim the joy of living. Here are some of the fundamentals:

 

inspire an appreciation of music, physical education, and the fine arts

promote play and the joy of learning

draw out and honor innate intelligence

build awareness regarding the value of movement in daily life

emphasize the ability to notice and respond to movement-based needs

encourage self-responsibility

leave each participant appreciated and valued

empower each participant to better take charge of his own learning

encourage creativity and self-expression

inspire an appreciation of music, physical education, and the fine arts 

 

 

Click here to view the Brain Gym International Website.

 

The Alexander Technique 

 

The Alexander Technique is a proven, safe, self-care method to stop pain, stress and muscular tension caused by everyday misuse of the body. An alternative to traditional methods of postural training, the Technique provides the necessary resources for facilitating change. Benefits of the Technique include; standing upright without strain, alleviation of pain caused by postural stress, and moving with a fluidity and ease many have not experienced since childhood. 

 

Click here to view the Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique.