Our Clinicians and StaffI can not thank the staff at Hold Your Horses enough! ... She is relaxed, happy & an attentive child when she is with you—she so looks forward to her riding time. Thank you!!!! Brenda, Client Parent
Janet Weisberg, MS OTR/L HPCS
Executive Director, Occupational Therapist
Janet began her work in equine assisted therapy 25 years ago but according to parental lore, her interest in horses developed shortly after birth (and since she is older than 20 you do the math). Some time later, she completed her masters degree in Occupational Therapy at Rush University in Chicago, IL. Discovering that her years of horse experience…
Molly DePrekel MA, LP
Adolescent & Adult Animal Assisted Therapy
Molly DePrekel currently practices at the Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing and Hold Your Horses. She specializes in adolescents, families and young women and uses the unique relationship people have with animals to assist her in therapy with clients for the past 20 years. She has practiced in hospitals, educational settings, mental health facilities,…
Sheryl Butler MA, OTR/L
Sheryl graduated from Georgetown University and got her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Saint Catherine University. Sheryl currently works as an occupational therapist in Wayzata schools in K-12. Sheryl specializes in sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma. Prior to joining Wayzata schools,…
Rachel brings a lifetime of experience riding and working with horses to HYH. Her history includes instruction for young riders, competing across disciplines, and working with children in a therapy barn setting. Rachel worked her way up through the levels of Pony Club passing the rigorous testing in all areas of horse care…
Office Manager, Horse Handler, Chief Complaint Officer
Ruth joined Hold Your Horses when it opened in 2006, serving as a Horse Handler for client sessions. In the fall of 2016, Ruth added the role of Office Manager. She has worked with adaptive riding programs as both volunteer and staff since 1997 and loves…
Sky Ann Benedict
Horse Handler Extraordinaire
Sky came to HYH in 2016 after working at Leatherdale Farms in Medina, MN. She is always on the move! You can find her horse handling for hippotherapy sessions, assisting in our mental health groups and caring for our herd of therapy horses…
Julie Tarshish started with HYH as a volunteer on the development committee before transitioning to her role as communications manager. She is also the proud mother of two of HYH’s clients. Julie graduated from Metropolitan State University with a BA in Social Sciences. A Minnesota native with twelve years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector, her background also includes working with children with special needs. …
Barbara Guy, MA LMFT
Barbara is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She holds a masters degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Barbara works with individuals, couples, and families to address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. She works primarily in a community mental health clinic setting. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and …
Assistant Barn Manager
Angie is an avid horse woman with more than 20 years of experience riding and working horses across disciplines. She has a background in veterinary medicine and also runs her own family farm. She is a life- long animal lover and feels great joy and happiness seeing the connection between client and horse …
HYH Board Members
Nathan Nelson, Esq.
About Hold Your Horses
Moving Lives forward from trauma and disability with the help of a horse.
Surrounded by nature and in partnership with the horse, HYH provides healing services that help people transcend physical, social and emotional barriers in order to live their best life.
Wellness for people
HYH provides a welcoming and safe space for all who come to the farm for learning and healing. We value client centered and trauma informed services that are compassionate and guided by best practice.
Wellness for horses
HYH cherishes the partnership and insights provided by our equine partners. Diligent attention to their health supports the overall success of our therapy service outcomes.
Mentoring and educating others
HYH values the importance of education and mentoring leaders in the impactful work of equine assisted services.
HYH celebrates and cultivates the opportunity for joyful moments in daily life.
How to find us.
5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN 55357
Hours: 7am - 7pm
Hold Your Horses is a MN non- profit improving quality of life for children with disabilities through individualized equine assisted therapies.
Hold Your Horses
5265 Woodland Trail, Loretto, MN 55357, USA