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Our Clinicians and Staff

I 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

Janet Weisberg, MS OTR/L HPCS

Executive Director, Occupational Therapist

Janet is the founding director of Hold Your Horses. A life- long horse woman, she became interested in therapy with horses while living in New York and working for a small PR firm. Seeing the possibilities of therapy with the help of a horse, Janet decided to change careers and go back to school for a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Rush University in Chicago, IL.​..

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Molly DePrekel MA, LP

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, adults,families and young women and uses the unique relationship people have with animals to assist her in therapy with clients for the past 28 years…

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Sheryl Butler MA, OTR/L

Sheryl Butler MA, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Sheryl has been working with clients at Hold Your Horses for the past four years. She provides Equine Facilitated Occupational Therapy and co-treatments with Mental Health Providers for clients with Trauma. Sheryl graduated from Georgetown University and got her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Saint Catherine University. During the school year 

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Ruth Rovner

Ruth Rovner

Office Manager, Property Manager, Horse Handler

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, and shortly after also took on the role of Property Manager. She has worked with adaptive riding programs as both volunteer and staff since 1997…

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Julie Tarshish

Julie Tarshish

Communications Manager

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…

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Barbara Guy, MA LMFT

Barbara Guy, MA LMFT

Therapist

Barbara is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She holds a masters degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Barbara works with people across the lifespan, including adolescents who’ve experienced trauma and families struggling to cope with stress to address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relationship challenges…

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Lindsay Shank

Lindsay Shank

Farm Manager

Lindsay joined Hold Your Horses in the role as the farm manager, January of 2021. Before she could reach the stirrups, she was galloping down the road on her faithful steed. She comes with a lifetime of experience with horses…

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Leslie Davis

Leslie Davis

Horse Specialist

Before coming to HYH in 2019, Leslie was a riding instructor/trainer and competed in three day eventing — mostly in her former home state of Colorado. She enjoys helping HYH fulfill its mission to move lives forward with the help of a horse, and witnessing how much our horses help our clients…

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Talia Slovut

Talia Slovut

Barn Staff

Talia joined the Hold Your Horses team as a volunteer in 2019 and became a staff member in 2020. She has been horseback riding since she was eight years old and….

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Jillian Stokes

Jillian Stokes

Horse Handler/Barn Staff

Jillian has been riding and working with horses from multiple disciplines for almost 10 years! She is currently in college working towards a psychology degree. Her love of horses…

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Kian Rank

Kian Rank

Mental Health Therapist

Kian is a mental health therapist who graduated with their master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in April of 2021. Kian focuses on the treatment of eating disorders, as well as working with the LGBTQ population. He also…

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Katie Halek

Katie Halek

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Katie began her time at HYH as a fieldwork student and loved her experience so much, she had to stay! Her bachelor’s background in Nutrition, Exercise, Health Sciences and minor in Psychology help guide …

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How to find us.

(763) 498-0007‬

5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN 55357

Hours: 7am - 7pm

[email protected]

 

Hold Your Horses is a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to moving lives forward from trauma and disability with the help of a horse.

Hold Your Horses

5265 Woodland Trail, Loretto, MN 55357, USA