Hello! My name is Diana Bezdedeanu. I am a certified Level 1 Equine-Facilitated Learning practitioner through The HERD Institute® and certified Horse Powered Reading® facilitator. I founded Horses Offering People Education (H.O.P.E. in MA, LLC) in January 2022, to spread the message that "the relationship between horse and human extends far beyond the saddle".
I have extensive experience volunteering for several local therapeutic horseback riding programs, as well as assisting in PT and OT sessions incorporating hippotherapy as a treatment strategy in a patient's overall plan of care. As someone who has both a visual and a hearing impairment, I am committed to providing whatever adaptations are necessary for my clients' success.
Coffee is an energetic 4 year old OTTB currently in training to be a future EFL horse. Her favorite activity is eating -- Mint Julep Zero Proof Horse Treats, Dunkin' coffee rolls, and peppermints are some of her favorite sweet treats. Due to Kissing Spine, Coffee is no longer rideable and not a candidate for surgery at this time. Her new job in the ring is acting as a companion pony to keep London calm during her adaptive riding lessons.
London is a 17 year old OTTB therapy horse, who provides adaptive riding lessons to a rider with Multiple Sclerosis. When not working, London can be found grazing grass in her paddock or napping in front of the fan in her stall. Her favorite colors are purple and green, and she avoids red at all costs.