Trish Broersma was introduced to a breast cancer survivor rehabilitation program developed by Catherine Hand, a PATH International advanced therapeutic riding instructor. Catherine’s rehabilitation program is based on her own experience with breast cancer treatment side effects. Catherine was dying from the results of drugs used to treat breast cancer. Through interacting with her own horse, she was able to reverse the side effects of the drugs.
Trish was profoundly moved by Catherine's experience and returned from Prescott inspired to offer a similar program to women of the Rogue Valley and named it Riding Beyond. She enhances the California program with activities with the horses that nurture the human spirit, based on her many years of work in human development with Jean Houston and Peggy Rubin, and her explorations into the horse/human relationship through liberty training. Listen to Trish as she shares the wonderful stories of healing through the Riding Beyond program.