Rehabilitating Horses | Training Their Owners | by Shelley L.
Horse Owner Workshops is
a web site designed to create a better world for horses,
keeping them out of rescues and dangerous or "at risk"
situations through education, training and preparation for
I was a volunteer since 2004
at the South Florida SPCA horse rescue and the Volunteer
Director since 2007 and head of an equine rehabilitation and
training team. In my years at SFSPCA I noticed that many of the rescues came from people who got in
over their heads. Their intentions were not to be cruel but
they had not planned for the long lives that horses can live,
they didn’t understand their basic necessities and they could
not afford to provide those necessities.
When I left the organization
in 2012, I decided that I could best continue to help horses
by educating their owners and by providing stall rentals in a
barn that would be the example of humane care standards in
Whether you are new
to the horse world or currently own a horse, I hope that you
will find this information to be helpful!
Shelley L. Patterson
Certified Trainer in the John
Lyon's Method of Conditioned Response Training
How I Found
by Rehabilitating Horses
An article by Shelley