I recently began the process of getting my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and it is fascinating! Expect the content here on this blog to reflect more of what I am learning and how it can be helpful in therapeutic horseback riding. One interesting tidbit I learned is how taking turns is a precursor to a conversation.Continue reading
I love a barrel racing pattern. It requires minimal setup, is easy to do with a group or individual and incorporates several riding skills and therapeutic benefits.Continue reading
This pattern is another very fun pattern to do in lessons. It can be repeated for several lessons in a row and it can be done in a group or individual lesson. Spirals get smaller and then larger which encourages balance, core strength, steering, and independent use of aids.Continue reading
I love serpentines! They are probably my favorite pattern to teach in lessons (mounted and unmounted) and to ride on my own. Serpentines are easy to do in a group lesson, require minimal or no equipment and can be done in a small or large space. They are versatile and can be scaled for any level of rider.Continue reading
“Sounds” is a pretty generic topic for a blog post. How does this apply to therapeutic riding lessons? Why is it important?
Using sounds in lessons is a way to reach lesson objectives and to change up a stale lesson plan. I’ll give you a few examples of how to do both of these is today’s post.Continue reading