Tuesday July 30, from 6-8 p.m. at "The Old Stone Inn" in Simpsonville, Kentucky.
HORSESENSING - Opening in the Spring of 2020 in Bagdad, Kentucky; www.horsesensing.com; 650-776- 4313; firstname.lastname@example.org
What we are
- A program to teach people what they need to know to work as top notch grooms in the horse industry while also providing a therapeutic environment.
Who do we serve?
- American Saddlebred/Hackney Pony Show Horse Industry
- Thoroughbred Horse Racing Industry
- Standardbred Harness Racing Industry
Who Is HorseSensing Team?
- Dr. Sally Broder-Executive Director
- David Broder-Addiction Treatment Specialist
- BillyBob Taylor-Education Director for Thoroughbred Racing and Harness Racing Industries
- Phillip Crittendon- Education Director for American Saddlebred Show Horse Industry
- Rena Elswick-Development
- Edie Wooton - Development
- Dana Ross-Administrative Support Specialist
Board of Directors
- Dr. Sally Broder
- David Broder
- Dr. Laura Howard Strong, DVM
- Bill Field-ASB Trainer
- Dr. C. Reid McLellan- Groom Elite Curriculum Development and Certification for HorseSensing
Who will we teach?
- Veterans- OEF, OIF, GWOT and other conflicts
- People in drug and alcohol diversion programs such as Recovery Kentucky
- Women and men needing to change the trajectory of their life
- At-risk youth 18 and older
- Referrals from individuals, groups and agencies
WHO WILL TEACH THEM?
Horse Skills and Education
- BillyBob Taylor - Lifelong trainer and driver of harness horses, trainer and young horse developer of thoroughbred racehorses. Brother to Joe Taylor, founder of Taylormade Farm, Nicholasville, Ky. In charge of teaching and guiding folks on thoroughbred horse racing and harness racing skills and education.
- Phillip Crittendon - Originally with Helen and Charles Crabtree, a premier Kentucky horsecaretaker and horseman. In charge of teaching and guiding folks in American Saddlebred/Hackney Pony Show Horse skills and education.
- Dr. C. Reid McLellan - Through utilizing an expanded version of his Groom Elite Certification Program that will include all specifics for the respective horse industries.
- Clinics will be brought in by local trainers, breeders, farriers and other horse industry professionals and amateurs wanting to contribute their knowledge.
Therapeutic Aspects and Relapse Prevention
- Dr. Sally Broder, Psy.D. - Psychologist licensed in California and Kentucky.
- David Broder - Addiction Treatment Specialist
Why are we doing this?
- Because working with horses and being around horses can give a person purpose, a sense of responsibility and hope.
- Because the horse industries have long had a shortage of qualified barn and show help and the situation is getting worse, not better. HorseSensing aims to help fill that gap with good help.
- Because there are lots of people who can do these jobs but don't have exposure to these industries for one reason or another.
What skills will they develop?
- All skills related to the horse industries including basic and vital veterinary to farm and stable maintenance.
Soft skills such as:
- Being dependable-showing up to work on time or early and work-ready
- Having a good attitude
- Being willing to do whatever is needed
- Dressing appropriately
- Speaking up whenever necessary-anything from seeing mold in the grain to a horse with a slight swell in a pastern to asking for what they need to do their job the best it can be done.
- Being able to work as a team.
- Working through conflict-resolving situations in positive ways.
-- via United Professional Horsemen's Association