Equine Clinic

Chica, a golden-brown adaptive riding horse at Main Stay, looks straight ahead as she stands in a pasture during the summer time.

Healthy Horse, Happy You!

Join Main Stay Therapeutic Farm for an enriching equine clinic focused on the well-being of your horse! TWO interactive sessions are available for you to attend – choose one or attend both!

Saturday, March 2, 2024
6919 Keystone Road, Richmond, IL 60071
Registration Fee: $25

Registration closes on February 23. Participants attending both sessions are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Performance Through Connection | 9am-12pm

Daniela LeBlanc, owner of Healing Hands Equine Bodywork LLC will teach you how different levels of touch can foster a deeper connection with your horse. In this 3-hour session, you will learn:

  • How to work with the horse on a very subtle level and establish a deeper connection
  • How to choose and apply different levels of touch
  • How the horse communicates where tension and restriction are held in the body

Vet Talk with Dr. Courtney Iverson | 1-3pm

Come and meet Dr. Courtney Iverson, DVM of Iverson Equine Practice for an interactive talk on first aid and common emergencies, followed by an open Q&A segment. During this 2-hour session, Dr. Iverson will cover:

  • What is in her first aid kit
  • Common emergencies and how to be prepared for them
  • Hands-on demonstration on how to take your horse’s vitals
  • Proper leg wrapping techniques


Contact: Jean Maraist
[email protected] | 815-653-9374

About the Speakers

Daniela LeBlanc
Daniela spent many years studying and learning about the many facets of equine physiology, biomechanics and behavior, understanding the horse as an athlete, and appreciating the partnership between horse and rider. She applies her lifelong interest in holistic health to horse behavior, movement, nutrition, and conditioning. In order to help her clients maintain optimum wellbeing and balance, Daniela has studied movement therapy, massage, acupressure, myofascial release and energy healing. She is a certified Masterson Practitioner and also a Reiki Master.

Dr. Courtney Iverson, DVM
Dr. Courtney Iverson fell in love with horses at a young age and grew up riding and showing hunter/jumpers since 1999. Her own experience nursing her horse through an injury inspired her interest in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and has been practicing in the Chicagoland area since 2016. Her interests are in sports medicine and rehabilitation as well as internal medicine. In 2019 she became a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) through the Chi Institute.

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Main Stay is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and receives no state or federal funding. Through the generosity of individuals, private foundations, corporations and service organizations, Main Stay is able to touch hundreds of lives each year.
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