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Explore your interest in equine therapy with Northern Vermont University this summer.

Experience summer in Vermont, work with experts in the field, and even get to work one-on-one with a horse! Northern Vermont University offers an exciting, summer course in equine therapy, which is typically used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and other challenges. You’ll discover why previous students have called this class “informative, transformative, and revelatory.”

August 4 – August 8
3 credits, 4-day intensive course, open to the public

Understanding the Principals, Methods, and Techniques of Equine Therapy. Explore the rapidly growing alternative therapeutic field of equine assisted therapy. All students will have the opportunity to work one on one with a horse.

Taught by horse trainer and Natural Horsemanship Clinician Tim Hayes, author of Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal (, the course will include classroom instruction, one-on-one work with horses at the Center for America’s First Horse, and a day observing equine therapy in practice at Good Hope Farm in South Hero, a PATH Intl. facility. Students will not ride horses; previous equine experience is not required. The class is for people interested in pursuing a career in equine therapy or in gaining self-awareness by working with a horse. To learn more about Tim Hayes, visit

Enrollment is limited to 20 students  — $150 course fee — reserve your place today!

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Questions about the course?

Contact Tim Hayes at