Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plan

Today we have a fun lesson plan for therapeutic and adaptive horseback riding that incorporated the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for back to school week, sent in by reader Monique Nellis, director at Heavenly Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.! I’m so thankful to anyone who sends anything in to share, because it’s fun to … Continue reading

TBI Adaptations for Therapeutic Riding

Today I want to share with you my notes on Traumatic Brain Injury from the PATH Intl 2018 Virtual Conference webiner Brain Injury: Overview, Strategies and Resources by Liz Gerdeman, MA of the Brain Center Alliance, Colorado. I started this post a long time ago and thought I finished and published it, but as I was looking through … Continue reading

Tips for the CTRI Maintenance Process & Test

I just finished renewing my PATH Intl. CTRI certification and wanted to share some tips, in case you have to do it soon too (which I suspect you do, because a bunch of us transitioned 2 years ago)! If you are not PATH certified, you probably don’t need to read this article, but thanks for … Continue reading

Horse Conditioning Tips

Here are some tips for conditioning your horses! As I am emerging from my third post partum time and starting to ride my horse again, I realized she needs just as much conditioning as I do, and found these great notes from a seminar I went to several years ago by Jec Ballou at the … Continue reading

EAL Activities from HorsePowerTR

For those of you looking for more EAL style activities, here are some ideas from a program at HorsePowerTR. They provide a blend of unmounted and mounted TR and EAL activities for a group of Naomi House residents who have complex histories including trauma, victimization from sex trafficking, childhood abuse and drug addiction. Thank you … Continue reading

4 Ground/EAL Activities

I haven’t posted activities for Therapeutic Riding (TR) lessons in a while, and I’ve also received some inquiries about ground activities for Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) lately, so here are some new ideas! I found these in a huge stack of resources I photocopied from a friend a few years ago and am not sure … Continue reading

Horse Birthday & Treat Recipes for Fine Motor Skills

While looking up ideas for a post about ceremonies in your lesson program, I came across ideas for horse birthdays and realized that making birthday cakes and treats for horses is a great way to practice motor skills, following directions, hand-eye coordination, as well as just have fun! So here are some recipes I want … Continue reading

When To Cancel Riding Lessons Due To Cold

It’s been wintery here lately, so it seems fitting to make a post about when to cancel riding lessons due to cold! It’s a topic that comes up every winter in the online forums, so I was excited to find a lot of responses and personal experiences from which to source the content of this … Continue reading