SCRANTON — The non-profit organization Equines For Freedom, is proud to partner with Lackawanna College for “A Horse is a Horse, of Course” — 3rd International Symposium promoting the safety, care, and well-being of equines in Animal Assisted Therapy and Learning Programs, April 25-26, 2019 at Lackawanna College, 502 Vine St., Scranton, PA. The symposium is being presented by the non-profit MiMer Centre (Minds in Motion Education and Research Centre), Sweden.

The mission of the partnership is to provide a platform where minds are put into motion with focus on improving the ethics, safety, care and well- being of horses, donkeys and mules in equine interaction programs through science, compassionate inquiry, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

“This symposium is designed for professionals who work directly with horses. The internationally accredited speakers coming from Germany, Spain, Slovenia, and the U.S. will be presenting segments like, ‘The Implications of Equine Well-Being for the Human-Equine Relationship,’ ‘Safety through Attunement: Is your Nervous System creating an Unsafe Environment for your Horse?,’ ‘EquiLateral: Equine Wellbeing in the Equine-Assisted EMDR Protocol,’ and more,” states Ann Marie Lewis, M.A. and Co-Founder of Equines for Freedom.

The mission of Equines for Freedom is to provide equine-assisted PTSD treatment to current and former U. S. service members and first responders regardless of the source of trauma or their characterization of service, at no charge to the service member.

Since its formation in 1894, Lackawanna College’s mission has always been to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live.

Proceeds from the symposium go directly toward the research fund. No person involved in the symposium receives compensation for their contribution, including the organizers, hosts, involved organizations and/or speakers. Registration is still open. For more information, go to equinesforfreedom.org.