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
Mail A Letter
What You Need:LettersMailbox I love games that have a real world takeaway. This is a fun, easy game to play for any rider. As always, scale the game appropriately for the rider’s skill level. Continue reading
Patterns: Barrel Racing
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
Patterns: Figure Eights
Figure eights are the combination of circles and a serpentine. A proper figure eight should be two even circles connected through the middle with a small straight line to change the bend. There are numerous ways to scale this pattern which is why I frequently use it in lessons. 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!