Kurn Hattin Therapeutic Equine Instructor Receives New Credential
January, 8 2013 | Westminster, VT – Kurn Hattin Homes’ therapeutic horsemanship program instructor, Sara Stine recently received her Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification.As an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Sara incorporates horses in the education and mental health of at-risk children at Kurn Hattin Homes and ensures the safety and well-being of everyone during equine/human interactions. Sara is a member of the American Riding Instructors Association, a PATH Registered Instructor and Centered Riding Instructor-Level Two. She cares for six horses at Kurn Hattin: three fjords, a pony and two quarter horses.
Sara also recently organized a special training for the staff and volunteers who work with the Kurn Hattin horses. Bob Jeffreys and Suzanne Sheppard of Middletown, New York visited campus and presented their equestrian ground manners training on January 4. Bob and Suzanne’s Two as One Horsemanship™, a unique horse training partnership, inspires equine enthusiasts worldwide. This one day training helped both novice and experienced horse handlers at Kurn Hattin improve their technique with the horses in Kurn Hattin’s therapeutic horsemanship program. Pictured is Sara Stine with a student and Samantha, one of the Norwegian Fjords at Kurn Hattin.