Month: May 2015

Equine Summer Free Clinic

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 am at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, OK. Hosted by Horse Feather Equine Center.
Topic:  Summer Issues–Bites–bugs or snakes, etc, stings, itches- signs, symptoms, treatments along with Supplements and over the counter meds, etc.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:00 am at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, OK.  Hosted by Horse Feathers Equine Center
Topic:  Chiropractic and Saddle Fitting Clinic.

For more information contact:  405-260-7281  plainswindrdr@gmail.com

Horse Feathers Equine Center Facebook Page

See Facebook page for updated clinic information.
See Facebook page for updated clinic information.

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Onsite Workshop and Certification – Stillwater, OK July 24-26, 2015

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On Site Workshop and Certification

Stillwater, OK

Workshop

Friday, and Saturday, July 24-25, 2015

Certification

Worshop Brochure

Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 2015

 Contact:

Turning Point Ranch Foundation
3108 N. Madison Ct.
Stillwater, OK 74075

Natalea Watkins

natalea.watkins@gmail.com

Phone: (405) 747 0925

2015 Oklahoma State Meeting – 5/17/2015

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What a wonderful time we had at the Oklahoma State Meeting held on May 17, 2015 at Coffee Creek Riding Center, Edmond, OK!  Thank you to Joy and her people for making us feel so welcome.  We enjoyed a presentation by LSTEN/Region 8 representative, Jen Donahue from Equest in TX who shared with us the changes and new things coming down from the International offices.We were excited to hear about the improvements being made to the quality of standards and training being done for our industry.

We spent a good majority of the time hearing about how each of us began our Therapeutic Riding journey and what is happening at each of our centers.

Then the women of Coffee Creek gave us a tour of their facility and shared how it has grown and evolved over the 38 years it has been in existence.  Then we went into their arena and they shared with us their wonderful games and tools they used for lessons.

I am so excited to see the growing and improving community of Therapeutic Riding that is happening in Oklahoma and can’t wait for us to get together again.


Here are a few notes of what came out of that meeting:

Judy Smith (Right PathTRC, Drumright, OK) spoke to us about the Vista/ AmeriCorps grant program that can pay full or part time salaries at a non-profit.  Deadline for 15/16 is June 3rd Details at  www.OKserve.com…  You can contact her for more information.

Mindy Hole of CbarHsaddlery.com spoke on her saddle company that is working on making adaptive tack for therapeutic riding.

Judy Smith also spoke on Right Path’s Hooves on the Ground program a partnership with a Tulsa area Vietnam Veterans’ group  and some of the new things happening there.

Oklahoma Caravan – those who want to go to the Region 8 meeting, August 1,2 & 3 in College Station, TX  can contact us and we can carpool/caravan to the meeting together to save money and make it a more enjoyable trip.  Also, if anyone needs a room mate, email one of us and we can send out a notice to help find a roommate:

Natalea Watkins – natalea.watkins@gmail.com

Cathryn Christensen – okneigh@yahoo.com

Joy Milligan from Coffee Creek did a great presentation on some of the toys they use to work with younger children.  Most of their wonderful collection comes from:  http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/

We talked a bit about the Literacy Programs happening at some of our centers and here are some resources if you are interested:
Literacy Books:
horsetailsliteracy.org
http://www.therapyhorsechildrensbooks.com/PURCHASE.html

There is a Coaches training session for Equestrian class of Special Olympics coming up on June 9 in Stillwater.  Here are a few other Professional Equine Associations with special classes:

National Snaffle Bit Association: http://nsba.com/index.php/foundation/heroes-on-horses.html

Pinto Horse Association: Challenged Rider Lead Line

Special Olympics Equestrian coaches training is at 6pm June 9 in Stillwater.  Go to www.sook.org for details.  If you are coming to Stillwater for the meeting, call Natalea and we’ll meet for a light dinner before.

Our 2016 Oklahoma State Meeting will be May 14, 2016 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will announce more as we get closer.


Cathryn L Christensen
Oklahoma Representative
Region Eight
PATH International

2015 Oklahoma State Meeting
2015 Oklahoma State Meeting
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Sharing a bit about ourselves, how we got into TR and what is happening at our centers
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Networking and sharing, what a wonderful sight.
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Taking a break.
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Food and Friends, what can be better?
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Thank you to Velinda Baker for being my wonderful “camera-woman” as Jen Donahue shared updates about PATH Intl.
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Joy and her crew sharing about the learning tools they use during lessons.
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We are all enthralled by the wealth of knowledge being shared.
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Thank you to Coffee Creek.

New Resource for Oklahoma!

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I have started a new resource for Therapeutic Riding Centers in the State of Oklahoma.  Every one of you are as busy as can be and don’t need a large amount of long and boring emails cluttering up your inbox.  So here is a blog site that you can use as a resource when you chose and as posts are made, then all you will receive is a notice to go to the website.

You can add posts, begin discussions, share links to helpful sites, post events that are happening at your center or in your area.

As I said, you are busy doing wonderful work and all I ask is that you take 15 minutes or so a week and help us improve our state and the services we bring to our communities.

Blessings to all of you!

Cathryn L Christensen
Oklahoma Representative
Region Eight
Path International