Reno, Nevada - June 11, 2020
- Goodtoknow Horses is pleased to announce the Summer First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinic will be held June 26 at Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nevada.
The clinic will be led by Maplewood's resident horse trainers and focuses on educating first responders and other good samaritans who would like to learn how to safely handle horses in emergency situations. The event, from 2 to 5 p.m., will
be free and open to the public.
The non-profit Goodtoknow Horses was launched in 2018 to help provide the equestrian community with educational opportunities to advance horsemanship and horse care in all disciplines, with the mission of "educating people for the good of the horse."
Under the umbrella of Goodtoknow Horses, is the First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinic.
In addition to learning how to properly catch, halter and lead a horse, attendees will also experience loading a horse into a trailer, receive hands-on training in corralling and penning horses and learn how horses typically react to fires. This clinic will also emphasis educating attendees on the nature of horses and their herd instincts.
"For each clinic we enrich the curriculum so that those who join us regularly for the clinics can expand upon their skills with handling the horses," said Julie Winkel, founder and president of the 501(c)3 Goodtoknow Horses and Maplewood owner and operator.
Winkel originally established the First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinics after fires and floods destroyed many homes and horse properties in the area. The biannual clinic, now in its fourth year, helps firefighters, search and rescue, sheriff's departments and local volunteers learn how to properly halter, lead and load horses into a trailer.
For more information
about Maplewood Stables and the First Responders Clinic, to be held Friday June 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., please contact us: email@example.com or (775) 849-1849 or visit: www.goodtoknowhorses.org/our-programs