Classes and Clinics Requirements
Are you interested in hosting specialized classes and clinics focused on holistic pet care? Join us in creating a world of holistic well-being for pets. From Acupressure to Red Light Therapy and Aromatherapy, our clinics are designed to educate pet owners about the essentials of holistic care. By becoming a host, you'll play a crucial role in fostering the health, happiness, and peak performance of furry companions through these educational experiences.
Learn the Basics of Animal Holistics
Discover a new level of well-being for your pets with our range of classes and clinics. From rejuvenating Acupressure to soothing Red Light Therapy, we give instruction on how to execute the basics of holistic modalities at home for the benefit of all your furry friends.
Red Light Therapy
Facilities must be clean and horse safe.
We require a space to conduct the classroom portion of the course. This should be an area out of the elements.
Should we experience inclement weather, a shelter should be available (barn/stable). An enclosed arena is NOT necessary.
Additionally, please ensure there is adequate parking available for participants.
As part of our policy, the host is responsible for providing liability waivers to all participants. The waivers serve to acknowledge the potential risks associated with the facility and release the organizers from any liability.
The liability waivers should be filled out and signed by each participant before the start of the clinic.
We require 1 horse to every 2-4 participants.
Additionally, 1 horse will be used for the instructors’ demonstrations.
Horses should be relatively clean and be safe around multiple people.
Please note stallions or pregnant mares will not be allowed to be handled.
If participants are allowed to bring their own horses, please let us know.
Many participants prefer to learn using their own horses.
If horses can be brought in, please specify the preferred method of submitting Coggins test results: either on the day of the clinic or emailed before the clinic.
If emailed, please provide the designated email address for sending the Coggins results.
Off-site horse trailers should have enough space to turn around comfortably or, if needed, assistance should be provided.
Please ensure that there is appropriate space and facilities available to accommodate off-site horses and their needs during the clinic. Stalls are not required, but can be helpful for some participants who do not want to tie their horse to the trailer.
The clinic will last for 2-4 hours, depending on the number of attendees. Generally, a lower participant count leads to quicker understanding, while a larger count may require additional time.
The final 15 minutes of the class will be dedicated to wrap-up and addressing any final questions.
There will be a short snack break between the classroom portion and the start of the acupressure point demo/lessons.
As the host, you have the option to provide snacks and drinks at your own expense or through the facility fee. Please inform us in advance if you will be providing the food.
Alternatively, Poll to Pastern can provide water and light snacks for the duration of the course if you prefer.
Participants are required to make payment for the clinic on our website.
Online registration allows us to track the number of participants and plan accordingly.
If you are requesting facility fees (see below), your payment will be dispersed on the day of the event.
While our clinics have a set price, you have the option to request a facility fee for each participant. We aim to keep acupressure accessible for everyone, so exuberant facility fees will not be approved.
If you choose not to take fees, you may request either one free registration (which does not count as one of the 8 required participants) or a free Red Light Therapy Session for one of your horses on the day of the event.
We have a strict refund policy and do not provide refunds for participants who are no longer able to attend.
If there is a cancellation on our behalf, we will issue refunds to all registered participants.
In the event of a rescheduled clinic, refunds will not be given if the rain date has been previously announced.
Required Number of Participants
A minimum of 8 paid participants are required for the clinic to be held.
If, 15 days prior to the course, the minimum number of registered participants is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling.
We can accommodate a maximum of 15 participants in a single clinic.
If there is sufficient interest, we can hold 2 clinics in one day to accommodate more participants.
As the host, you have the flexibility to choose whether to have one or two clinics.
If you opt for a second clinic, it will require a minimum of 6 participants.
If the clinic is open to the public, we will provide a flier file via email for easy advertising.
We kindly request that you post about the clinic on your local social media groups to help spread the word.
Additionally, we would greatly appreciate it if you could print and post the fliers in your local feed and tack stores.
Your support in promoting the clinic will greatly assist us in reaching the minimum number of participants.
Any optional expenses incurred by the host for promoting the course will be at their own expense, unless approved by Poll to Pastern.
What to Expect at a Pup Class
Classes can be held at any location with adequate space for your guests and their pups. Breweries, homes, schools, rec centers, parks, etc. A certified practitioner will teach about acupressure and what it can do for your dog. Bring your four-legged best friend and learn where the points are located in a slow guided class! Think of this class as a doggy spa day! Your dog will thank you!
The class will start with some basic knowledge of acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Then we will demonstrate locations and benefits of the points. During the demonstration, you will be able to look for the points on your own dog. Acupressure is non-invasive and only requires gentle touch to the points.
The instructor will be with you the whole time if you have any questions or help finding the locations.
TIPS for Class:
Bring your own yoga mat, dog bed, towel or something comfy to sit on the floor (at height of the doggies)
What to Expect at a Horse Clinic
Basically the same offerings as our classes, but clinics require a host barn. We need a barn that would like to host the event. We need to set up the guidelines for the clinic and it's guests.
Who do you want to attend? Just your clients or will it be open to outside guests?
If the outside guests can come, can they trailer their own horses to the property and what requirements are needed for that (ie. coggins test).
If you don't allow outside horses, will they have enough horses for the guests that are going to be there? We require at least one horse for every 2 people so they can work in groups of 2.
Clinics will last for 2 hours and go over up to 20 acupressure points, depending on time and depth of understanding.
TIPS for Clinics:
Bring your own folding chair to sit on while we go over the basics. Water is optional but a good idea!
Meet the Requirements and Want to Host?
Unlock the potential of holistic healing in your community by hosting a transformative clinic. Our team of experienced practitioners is prepared to bring a diverse range of gentle and effective holistic services, specially curated for pets and horses, directly to your venue. Provide your attendees with the unique opportunity to explore the profound benefits of Acupressure, Red Light Therapy, Kinesthetics, and Aromatherapy, and witness the rejuvenation and well-being of their furry friends firsthand.
Don't let this extraordinary opportunity slip by. Create an unforgettable event that will set tails wagging and hearts aglow. Secure your booking for a holistic animal services clinic today and make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of creatures great and small.
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