“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… Continue reading
Find the Lucky Clover
What You Need:BucketsBarrels (or something to place bucket on)Toys/RingsOne special toy I’ve talked on the blog before about playing games related to the season or holiday because it keeps me from getting bored. I’ve been teaching for fourteen years and need to find ways to stay fresh! This is a great game I like to… Continue reading
Give a Gift
What You Need:Box or Treat BinTreats This game can apply to any gift-giving time of the year; I am using it in lessons this week for Valentine’s Day. I set up the lesson to reward the horses immediately, but it can be adjusted to whatever works best in your program. If there is an off-horse… Continue reading
Write Your Name
What You Need:Alphabet Letters This is a fun one! It’s interactive for the rider and works on life and riding skills simultaneously. It teaches life skills like communication, patience, pattern recognition, and cognitive understanding. It teaches riding skills like stopping, steering, balance, and forethought. Continue reading
What You Need:Cutouts of leaves (or real leaves)String/clothespin (some way to hang leaves)Muck bucket/trashcan/toy basket I like to give options for all my games so that you can adapt it to your own facility. As you can see by my list above, this game is very adaptable! I like to add seasonal games to my… 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!