ESMHL Clinic at Hearts & Hooves July 7-10

Hearts & Hooves is pleased to offer an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop and practical testing on July 7-10, 2017.  Click here to see brochure.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in learning more about: Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP).
• Equine Professionals
• Therapeutic Riding Instructors
• Anyone who works with mental health and education professionals and
their clients.
Topics to be covered in the Workshop include:
• Therapeutic Relationships
• HIPAA, Confidentiality and Ethical Parameters
• Relationship and Collaboration Exercises
• Equine Behavior and Management
• Session Goals—Rider Skills, Therapy, Education
The Equine Specialist workshop is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.  Auditors will be taken after the class has filled for an audit fee.
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Registration Form: (click here)
You may also pay online here:
Workshop/Test Options

The Penny Race will 'LIFT' our riders up!

***Breaking news***Breaking News***Breaking News***

The Therapy Horses are galloping along the backstretch and at the quarter mark of the Penny Race we have had an unusual occurance...Lead Pony Suede has jumped the fence and has joined the race!  He is moving up through the back of the pack.....

Sam I Am has made a move and is leading the herd with the bulk of the field tightly packed...a few stragglers could use your help to catch up and challenge the leaders!  Calling all H&H Riders - there is still time to leap aboard and be a jockey and ride your favorite horse to victory by picking up their fliers in the Heritage Room.  Not a rider?  You can still support your favorite horse by dropping your spare change in their jars in the Heritage Room as well.  Giddyup!

Race standings.....

Sam I Am- 277.75

Dan- 98.94

Peanut - 80.59

Twister- 66.45

Chaucer- 45.80

Cherokee- 34.24

Captain Jackson - 14.82

Doc- 12.50

Champ- 9.69

Suede- 8.80

Vaal Tal - 7.00

This year's Penny Race will benefit our Electric Lift fund to purchase and install a lift for our mounting block.  This device will make transfers from wheelchair to saddle safer and more comfortable for our riders.


Hearts & Hooves provides equine assisted activities to persons with disabilities and is located in Sherwood AR, just outside of the Little Rock/North Little Rock city limits. Hearts & Hooves enriches the lives of people with disabilities through partnership with the horse.


Rider Testimonials

"It is something that Aurora loves. She watches her brother play on traditional sports teams; thisis her sport team." - Jade, parent of rider

Volunteer Testimonials

I love the people, the horses and the scenery. I enjoy the opportunity to work with people with disabilities. ~Nancy , age 58


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