FIRST RESPONDERS HORSE HANDLING & SAFETY CLINIC
MAPLEWOOD STABLES - RENO, NEVADA
MAY 21, 2019 - 2-5 PM
NOVEMBER 17, 2019 - 2-5 PM
Julie Winkel and the Maplewood staff host two First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinics each year to help train first responders and good samaritans to safely and competently handle horses in the event of an emergency.
The clinics are held each spring and fall at Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nevada, and feature classroom education on equine behavior and hands-on activities in handling horses. From catching and haltering a horse in a stall, to loading on a trailer, attendees have the opportunity to experience first-hand the skills needed to assist in evacuations.
“For each clinic, we enrich the curriculum so that those who join us regularly can expand upon their skills with handling the horses," said Winkel. "With the Washoe Valley and Pleasant Valley areas home to so many stables, barns and horses, we want to help educate those who might help us in the future and create an opportunity for First Responders to gain relevant first-hand experience. Our doors are open to those who would like to visit and practice on their own, and we’ve had several First Responders come out to learn more about horses."
Hundreds of First Responders have now gone through the training at Maplewood. This free clinic is free and open to all but registration is required.
FIRST RESPONDERS HORSE HANDLING & SAFETY CLINIC REGISTRATION FORM