Friday, May 14

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9:00AM-9:05AM (MST)
Kathy Alm, CEO

Equine Welfare in PATH: Developments in Equine Welfare in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies and the Role of the Equine Welfare Committee in PATH

9:05AM-9:55AM (MST)
Emily Kieson, PH.D., M.S., PGDip, ESMHL & 
Christie Schulte-Kappert, ASPCA Program Director, The Right Horse Initiative 

Research has grown exponentially in recent years with developments in both physical and psychological welfare for all animals. With a greater understanding of the fundamental principles of welfare and their application to equine-assisted activities, therapies, and learning programs (EAATL), we can better understand how to provide the best possible conditions in which our horses can live, work, and play. This presentation covers recent discussions in the application of welfare to EAATL from the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO), updated research in animal welfare including the five freedoms and five domains, and the role of the Equine Welfare Committee at PATH. This presentation is created with the intention of moving facilities forward in incorporating new welfare concepts into new and existing programs.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Journey Forward in EAS

9:55AM-10:40AM (MST)
Nichole Boyd
Hallie Sheade

Summary TBD

Live Q&A

1:20pm-1:50pm (MST)

Domestic Violence Dynamics and Trauma

1:50pm-2:50pm (MST)
Linda Douglas, M.S.Ed

This presentation will discuss the dynamics of domestic violence including power and control, why someone may be unable to leave the relationship, and an overview of some of the underlying causes. In addition, the presenter will provide an overview of the short and long term traumatic impacts that occur when a person is being abused by their intimate partner. At the end of this presentation, attendees will hopefully have a better understanding of intimate partner violence and will reach out to their local domestic violence programs for more information.

Research Demystified

2:50pm-3:26pm (MST)
Pebbles Tubreville, Executive Director for Horses and Humans Research Foundation
Nancy Paschall

Summary TBD