What You Need:Puzzle Board Puzzle Pieces*can make or buy Puzzles are a great activity for fine motor skill development and cognitive development. Puzzles require matching, memorization, and manipulation of fingers and hands. Oftentimes, we play with puzzles off the horse but here’s a way to play on horseback! Continue reading
Trick Or Treat
What You Need:BucketsSmall objects (toys, horse treats, etc.) Here’s a fun seasonal game to play with clients on horseback! This is also a great way to use extra volunteers. It requires a little bit of setup but clients of all ages and riding ability will love this game. Continue reading
The Saddle Game
What You Need:English saddleWestern saddlePictures of saddlesToy saddles This game can really be played with any piece of tack, but saddles are easy to start with. This game teaches riders horsemanship skills and jargon (tacking is an important part of riding and ‘saddle’ is a word used in the equestrian field). Continue reading
Water Fun Relay
What You Need:Bathing toolsWater bucket This is a fun summertime game that can incorporate a mounted and unmounted activity. It is very hot here in Colorado and July hasn’t even given us the normal afternoon thunderstorms to cool things down overnight. To make riding a little more bearable in the heat of summer, here’s a… Continue reading
Sensory trails are often utilized in therapeutic riding to provide a new perspective to clients and stimulate all the senses. Sensory trails combine natural and man-made elements that challenge a client’s balance, encourages interaction, and stimulates the senses. They offer a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors from atop a moving being. 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!