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Of Horse, Human and Nature - featuring Dr. Temple Grandin - Dillon, Montana

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Montana Center for Horsemanship & the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana

757 Horseman Way

Dillon, MT 59725

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Dynamic Panels | Natural Horsemanship Demonstrations | Inspiring Keynotes |Horse-and-Rider Presentations | Award-winning Horse Films

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Of Horse, Human and Nature - A public Conference presented by the Montana Center for Horsemanship & the University of Montana Western, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin:

Knowledge inspires action and all roads lead to Dillon, Montana, September 10-12, 2020 for the first national conference merging traditional, natural horsemanship with 21st century new equine and horse-human research, education, and horse-human experiences. Meet the experts on the frontlines of ground-breaking initiatives that foster and promote the unique relationship between horse and human.

OF HORSE, HUMAN & NATURE brings together leading voices and experts in equine and animal behavior, natural horsemanship, ranching, outfitting, packing, wilderness and back-country recreation; horse-human initiatives that advance health and well-being; horse-and-rider demonstrations, and hands-on experiences with horses. The Conference also presents compelling storytellers and award-winning equine films from EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival 2020.

Of Horse, Human and Nature also presents some of the latest research and science surrounding the unique relationship between horse and human.

OF HORSE, HUMAN & NATURE brings a balanced and insightful look at, and appreciation for all things horse and the powerful and life-changing impact of the horse-human relationship.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship, the only education center in the nation devoted exclusively to Natural Horsemanship, in partnership with the University of Montana Western, is pleased to present this conference, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the foremost experts on animal behavior. A professor of animal science at Colorado State, consultant on animal behavior and a renowned autism spokesperson, Dr. Grandin was one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum, to document the insights gained from her personal experience of autism. She is also a strong proponent and advocate for equine assisted learning.

We welcome your participation, attendance, support and partnership.

Please contact us: 406.925.3270

To learn more - https://www.montanacenterforhorsemanship.org/events/conference-horse-human-nature

Email: janet.rose@williamkriegelfoundation.org

The full 3-day delegate registration includes all presentations, keynotes, and speakers; horse and rider demonstrations, ranch tours, workshops, film screenings and special evening presentations as well as local transportation between events. It includes daily morning coffee and snacks, daily lunch, the Welcome reception Thursday evening, the Awards Dinner Friday evening, and all other events.

The daily delegate registration includes all events on that day, similar to above but for one day only. Early bird registration runs through July 15, the deadline to register is September 1.

Of Horse, Human and Nature is a 3-day Conference presented by the Montana Center for Horsemanship and the University of Montana Western:

The Montana Center for Horsemanship (MCH), is official host for this 3-day public conference, in collaboration and partnership with the University of Montana Western.

MCH is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and the only education center in the nation devoted exclusively to Natural Horsemanship. With the University of Montana Western, we are pleased to present this conference, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the foremost experts on livestock handling and management and animal behavior. A professor of animal science at Colorado State, consultant on animal behavior and a renowned autism spokesperson, Dr. Grandin was one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum, to document the insights gained from her personal experience of autism. She is also a strong proponent of equine therapy and equine assisted learning.

Special Guest Presenter Thursday & Friday, September 10 and 11:

DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN: Autism expert, animal behavior scientist and livestock consultant. Join us on day 1 for a tour of the La Cense Cattle Ranch, a leader in innovative ranching, grazing and land management practices, which has incorporated Dr. Grandin's practices.

Other Presenters Include:

DR. BARBARA BAKER: Dr. Baker is PRESIDENT & CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium & International Conservation Center and a veterinarian. She is also a world champion barrel racer, having been NBHA Reserve World Champion twice in 2018. A proponent of natural horsemanship, the Pittsburgh Zoo is the only zoo in the world using natural horsemanship in wildlife management and tody, much of the zoo staff participates in natural horsemanship training.

SCOTT KNUDSEN - "COWBOY ENTREPRENEUR" AQHA Ambassador & Special Presenter - "Cowboy Business"

"GALLOPING INTO CYBERSPACE" Thousands of people want to connect with horses but not everyone can own or ride a horse. Connecting to Cyberspace however is creating a brave new world of opportunity.

Dunrovin Guest Ranch owner and longtime horsewoman, SuzAnne Miller, and Montana cattle rancher, Tennessee Walking Horse breeder, and Natural Horsemanship trainer, Brandon Carpenter have developed an online program bringing the world of horses closer to people worldwide, those who own horses and those who don't.

WILLIAM E. RIDEG - Equine and Animal Law

ERIC HOFFMAN-DIRECTOR OF HORSEMANSHIP: Montana Center for Horsemanship Eric and the instructors and students of the Montana Center and the only Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Horsemanship in the nation, will present demonstrations of the 'La Cense Method' of Natural Horsemanship and explain what makes it unique and impactful.

KATE & JOHN TWEEDY: Celebrating SECRETARIAT'S 50th Anniversary "Life with Secretariat" - On the 50th anniversary of the world's most unforgettable racehorse - Secretariat, we honor his memory with Kate and John Tweedy.

JEANNE ROSENBERG Screenwriter of the original film, The Black Stallion & a competitive Reiner, Jeanne will take us behind the scenes of the making of one of the world's most iconic horse films.

USFS EQUINE DIVISION: Featuring field leaders Laura Johnson Boudreaux and Casey Burns. Learn about the working horses & mules of the US Forest Service including Outfitting & Packing Demonstrations with members of the historic "Nine Mile Pack String" - Also joining the team, SMOKE ELSER.

From Afghanistan to the Bob Marshall, Elser is renowned in the outfitting world. His expertise with mules and horses has taken him into some of the most remote parts of wilderness and he's trained everyone from CEO's of international corporations to Special Ops and other military leaders for packing into some of the most remote parts of the world.

Natural Horsemanship: Think Naturally, Act Respectfully Featuring "Stories of Healing and Hope, Second Chances and New Beginnings"

For individuals from all walks of life - young and old, veterans, inmates, victims of human trafficking, and average, everyday riders and horse lovers, natural horsemanship is changing lives; changing the way we interact with, understand and communicate with horses, on the ground and in the saddle, regardless of discipline or breed.

This session features presentations and demonstrations with the Director of Horsemanship at the Montana Center, along with MCH instructors and natural horsemanship students as well as panels and a round-table with horsemen and horsewomen who are working with a range of individuals, developing innovative and life-changing programs. Among them --- Julie Robins, a natural horsemanship leader with the Saratoga Warhorse Project; Bill Cohen, founder of Wounded Warriors; Joe Misner, founder and director of Wild2Ride; Jeff Paterson, director of Herd2Human and the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

Other presenters and organizations include:

Montana Reins of Hope

Paralympian Sydney Collier & Accomplished Equestrian Lauren Reischer

Sol Reischer and Alicia Kershaw, co-founders of GallopNYC

Yoga on Horseback featuring USDF Gold Medalist/filmmaker/trainer and FEI Rider through the Grand Prix, Ashley Mancuso Ashley Mancuso is a highly accomplished equestrian who has used yoga with horses to facilitate a stronger, more natural connection between horse and rider.

Born in the Wild...and Free - A photographic exhibition of America's wild horses International Equine Photographer, Antonia Wolf presents an exhibition of award-winning horse photography.

Many other exciting presenters on the cutting edge of horsemanship, equine research and ground-breaking initiatives will be added in the coming weeks.

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