|About||Hoofbeats Holistic - Themed Pony Parties, Equine Experiences and Education, and Private Camping to the greater capital region and beyond.|
|Mission||We Believe that our farm is a sanctuary in an unsettled world; a sheltered place where life's true priorities are clear. For us, it's not just about horses ~ it's about love, life, and learning. All of our equine educational programming is designed to respect the needs of everyone involved; the humans, horses, parents, children, young and old ... all while maximizing enjoyment in a safe, fun and supportive environment.|
Hoofbeats Holistic Learning Center
Tours, lectures, and classes
We welcome groups and individuals to learn:
*Responsible horse guardianship in all aspects of horse care
*Safe, humane horse handling
and many other subjects that affect the welfare of our equine friends.
We always stress the importance of people taking responsibility for learning about the equines under their care so they can ensure a kind and appropriate existence during their lives.
Your Instructor: Melissa Hatalsky
Melissa began her horse journey over a decade ago with a beautiful, but unsound quarter horse named Scooter. Her determination to solve his lameness issues started her on the path to a holistic approach to the care and keeping of the domestic horse.
This path and her years of knowledge have made her widely known for her team-based approach to equine health and wellness, her commitment to species appropriate management and nutrition, and her relationship-based horsemanship programs. Her “life on Track” mentoring program and “On the Level” horse agility program are focused on safety, peacefulness, and trust to develop understanding between horses and humans.
As Director of Education for Hoofbeats Whole Horse Learning Center, she has created these eye-level opportunities that simplify the learning process, clarify the horse-human relationship, and encourage and motivate participants to become life-long students of the horse.