Where all the posts on equine assisted services will be organized
Today’s post is a combination of speech-language pathology and equine activities. Let’s talk about safety awareness in the therapy world first. Through the speech pathologist lens, safety awareness comes down to how a person communicates in an unsafe situation. Does the individual know their address? A phone number? Can they communicate their name? Do they… Continue reading
Hello! It has been a (very) long time, but I am back! I have a new path forward for this blog, and I have been very busy in my personal life. The most relevant news is that I am completing my Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and will graduate at the end of… Continue reading
Much of riding is multiple-step directions. Pick up the reins; sit up tall; long legs. These are three basic instructions given to clients, often as one direction. Not all clients can follow multiple, sequential instructions and instructors (and volunteers) need to be able to adjust the way they give directions. Continue reading
Therapeutic riding centers are non-profits, run predominantly by volunteers. Instructors and horses could not do this work alone – we need volunteers! There are a number of volunteer positions that are pretty standard across centers and, in case you think it’s all about being with horses, I wanted to outline some other common volunteer opportunities. Continue reading
Is it really October already? Summer flew by and now we’re getting in to the busiest time of the year! I love Fall so I am excited for the change in season and cooler weather. Before I dive in to today’s post, a little programming note: new posts will be coming out every OTHER Thursday… Continue reading
Hello! I am a PATH, Intl CTRI (certified therapeutic riding instructor) and ESMHL (equine specialist in mental health and learning). I am also a graduate student clinician in speech-language pathology.
This is my little arena where I will share my experience in equine assisted activities and my burgeoning knowledge in speech-language pathology.
I’m so happy to have you here!