Happy National Horse Day!

December 13, 2021

Thank you so much to all who are following my journey of H.O.P.E.

In honor of #NationalHorseDay, I am sharing (in no particular order), my favorite equine businesses, all of whom inspired me to launch Horses Offering People Education.

The HERD Institute, dedicated to creating a diverse, equal, and inclusive environment for those seeking a career in Equine-Facilitated Learning (EFL) or Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of The HERD!

Horse & Therapy Connections, the most knowledgeable Occupational Therapist utilizing Hippotherapy as a treatment strategy in a patient’s overall plan of care that I know. Grateful for our shared love of all things rainbow-colored and endless joy we’ve spread to others alongside the Wu Zoo equines and dogs.

Equi Evolution, the EFL program that inspired me to begin my own EFL certification journey after an immersive shadowing experience last year. Sam and her equine co-facilitators are the epitome of what I dream H.O.P.E. will one day be.

Turner Hill Equestrian LLC, run by a reputable New England OTTB rehab trainer who always puts her 2 and 4-legged client’s needs before her own. Family-friendly, supportive environment that any equestrian would be lucky to call their home-away-from-home.

Reins for Rescues, the only place I will ever buy reins and lead ropes from, as 100% of proceeds support their family-operated equine rescue in Pennsylvania. Their customer service is top-notch and I have never had any issues with my orders.

Freedom Rider Tack Shop, my go-to small business for any adaptive riding tack and arena aids such as cones, balls, rings, etc. (Stay tuned for a NEW product coming soon that I had some input on!)

Teaching Aids for Adaptive Riding Instructors, creator of a voluminous library of beautiful educational visual aids for horseback riding instructors of any discipline. If what you’re looking for doesn’t currently exist, artist Chrissy can design it specifically for you!

With H.O.P.E.

Diana Bezdedeanu