President, Dani Horton, earns scholarship to national horse clinic

Dani Horton

Dani Horton

Dani Horton, of Auburndale, is one of 12 individuals in the nation to earn a full scholarship to participate in the Basic Skills for Difficult Horses clinic at Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center, at The Fund for Animals’ Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Tex.

“This clinic is so important for what we do at the rescue,” Horton said. “I’m really excited and looking forward to the opportunity to network with other rescues while I’m there.”

The clinic takes place November 14-17 and the scholarship includes clinic tuition, three nights accommodations, meals and up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses.

This training is designed to further empower and equip rescues with techniques and methods they need to more effectively and successfully re-home horses as willing partners.

Horton is the President of Hope Equine Rescue in Auburndale, a 501(c)3 non-profit equine rescue. She has a passion for horses that dates back to her early rodeo days in Polk County. HER focuses on rehabilitating horses that no one else will take, and then adopting them back out to loving homes.

The Humane Society of the United States selected Carter Ranch Horse and Trevor Carter to design and teach this three-day clinic to representatives of 12 rescue centers from across the United States. Carter’s deep understanding of horse’s needs, unrivaled teaching experience and vast knowledge in developing and rehabilitating horses makes him the perfect fit to guide others through this high level topic.

The program will focus on the safe evaluation, handling, and effective training of horses that are difficult and potentially dangerous when:

• Catching and Haltering
• Leading and Tying
• Trailer Loading
• Vetting
• Trimming or Shoeing
• Addressing Biting, Kicking and other vices.