Friday, April 26, 2013

"Feature Friday - Patti Jo Duda and the Equine Wellness Symposium"

Howdy Folks,

Tomorrow I'll be honored to be one of the demonstrators at the second annual Equine Wellness Symposium at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg PA. The Symposium is a gathering of folks who are involved in helping horses have the healthiest, happiest lives possible. It's the brainstorm of Pattie Jo Duda who practices Equine Touch Therapy, a healing, holistic therapy for horses. As she worked with other peoples' horses she often thought of all the wonderful things folks offer to help horses, and their people. Those thoughts gave her the idea to bring as many of those people together and offer demonstrations for anyone who loves horses.

Anyone who has ever put together an expo, a show, or exhibit understands the complexity, hurdles and the dedication and commitment it takes to succeed. Patti Jo has that commitment, and this year the Equine Wellness Symposium proves to be a very exciting and informative event!

The fun starts Saturday at 8:00AM and runs through the day with clinics, demonstrations, talks and parades of breeds. On Sunday all the demonstrators will be available for private sessions. A wonderful touch! If you are anywhere near the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg PA you'll want to be part of the fun! Your horse endorses it!

8:00 am- "Barefoot Hoof Care" by Suzanne Warsinky of Appalachian Hoof Care.

8:30 am- "Reconnecting your horse to its feet" a series of relax and release exercises for your horse – Dutch Henry

9:30 am – "Trail Safety/First Aid" Robyn Yeager-

11:00 am –"Nutrition For The Equine" Gary Sheet of Poulin Grain -

11:30 am –" Is it me or my horse?" Evon Montgomery of Horseloversguide -

12:30 pm –"Wayfinding With Horses" Barbara Broxterman -- 

1:00 pm –"Holistic Veterianarian" – Dr. John C Harthorn DVM -

2:00 pm –"Advanced Whole Horse Dentistry" – Jamie Colder -

2:30 pm –"Western Dressage" – Patrick King

3:30 pm –"Overcoming your fear to ride again" Robyn Yeager

4:00 pm –"Equine Touch, body work for your horse" – Patti Jo Duda -

5:00 pm RAFFLES!

Throughout the day there will be a few "Parades Of Breeds" too! 

A variety of vendors will be set up offering tack, supplies and other neat stuff. 

And you might track me down in case you'd like an autographed copy of "We'll Have The Summer."

Folks that's a whole lot of great exhibitors, clinicians and fun, packed into one day. Well worth the $15 admission. Have a look at the websites or Facebook pages of the demonstrators too!

Thank you Patti Jo for putting this all together!

Gitty Up ~ Dutch Henry


  1. Great news this is, my friend. Luck with the Clinic and Book signing too.

    1. Thanks Odee! was a great clinic, lots of fun and education! .... Yup, sold a few books too!