Meeting students where they are.
About Painted Ponies
"My favourite part of Painted Ponies has been making new friends and growing closer to people I knew before. It's also been fun to learn more about mental and physical wellness as I didn't know as much about those before we started."
– Khyler Davis
"It’s more than just learning about horses. You learn how to be a better version of you. It helps you find ways to make negatives into positives. It has helped me a lot."
– Ally Hall
Emergency Equine First Aid Course for PWA’s Painted Ponies Class
On October 16-17, 2017, the Painted Ponies class completed Emergency Equine First Aid certification, led by instructor Leah Batchelor of Safe Haven Stables in Sexsmith. On the first day, students learned equine First Aid and injury prevention, including how to make a donut bandage using polo wraps or tube socks. On the second day, the group met at Ms. Batchelor’s farm for hands-on scenarios with three of her rescue horses – Whimper, Mooshoo and Jackie (pictured above) – that will live out the remainder of their lives on her farm. The students met the requirements of the course and received equine First Aid certificates, good for the next three years.