Andrea Gibson, a graduate of Murray State University with degrees in Education and Equine Science,operates 646 Minis in West Tennessee where she trains miniature horses for equine assisted therapy andactivities. Andrea incorporates natural horsemanship methods to develop respect, trust, and confidence inminiature horses used for interactions that take place in nursing homes, Veterans’ homes, rehabilitationcenters, treatment facilities, etc. Gibson also conducts seminars and clinics for those interested in becomingregistered therapy teams through Pet Partners, a national organization supporting pet therapy. In addition totraining, sales, and clinics, Gibson also operates a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, Mini Hooves Big Hearts tosupport visits to locations throughout West Tennessee. The motto of the organization is “It doesn’t matter howbig you are on the outside, what matters is how big you are on the inside.” More information can be found onFacebook at 646 Minis and Mini Hooves Big Hearts Therapy Horses.
Each Day: Introduction to miniature horse therapy.
Description: This session will give an overview of miniature horse therapy. Topics include terminology, choosing and training a therapy partner, visit preparation and Q&A.