Horses & Humans Research Foundation Offers Two Free Webinars in April

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is excited to present 2 webinars this upcoming April: Discover the Future of Equine Welfare with Tessa Archibald, offering fresh perspectives on horse care and a great book club discussion on “Horse Brain, Human Brain” by Janet Jones, led by Marny Mansfield and students from SUNY Cobleskill, for insightful views into horse-human connections.

Discover the Future of Equine Welfare with Tessa Archibald: Manager of the Homes for Horses Coalition (HHC). Uniting Hearts, Homes, and Hope for Equines in Need will take place on Wednesday April 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm (ET). Join Tessa Archibald as she describes what HHC does, their history, highlights some of their priorities in terms of supporting rescues and advancing legislation and discusses what is important to the community moving forward.

Tessa Archibald is a Policy Associate for the Equine program at the Animal Welfare Institute and serves as Manager of the Homes for Horses Coalition. The Homes for Horses Coalition (HHC) is a network of equine rescues, sanctuaries, and advocacy organizations dedicated to supporting equines in need. HHC advocates for laws and policies that improve the treatment of domestic and wild horses, donkeys, and mules. Tessa has an extensive background in equine care and ownership and received her MS in Animals and Public Policy from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm (ET) join us  for “Book Club.”  Marny Mansfield and students from State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill will lead a discussion about the book “Horse Brain, Human Brain” by Janet Jones. This promises to be a thought-provoking discussion.

Marny Mansfield, MS, MS, OTR/L, is a PATH Intl. Master Certified Instructor, CTRI, ESMHL, PATH International Registered Therapist, Mentor, Certification Faculty/ Evaluator, and Special Olympics coach. She has served on the PATH Intl. Riding Certification and Certification Oversight Committees and has been Vermont state chair two times. She received the PATH Intl. Professional of the Year nationally and for Region 2 in 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor for the Bachelors of Technology in Therapeutic Horsemanship (approximately 30-32 majors and 10 minors) and Program Director of the community-based program at the State University of New York (SUNY ) Cobleskill. She currently owns and partners with her three Norwegian Fjords and seven other hardworking partners at SUNY Cobleskill. She has provided therapy, recreationally-based lessons, instructor and therapist education, mentorship, and practiced in the field of equine-assisted services for over 25 years. She has worked at programs both large and small and is a lifelong horsewoman. She completed the Masters in Public Policy at Tufts University Veterinary School (now Cummings Veterinary School) and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University.

To sign up for either or both webinars visit our website today!

Contribute to HHRF today and help ensure that important research and education on horse-human interactions continues. For more information about HHRF and our team, visit the website or contact Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, Executive Director,

Mission: “Through sustained investment in rigorous research and educational initiatives, Horses and Humans Research Foundation serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse-human interactions and their impact on health and well-being of people, horses and other equines.” * such as Donkeys and Mules.

CONTACT: Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, HHRF Executive Director, or