Progress Notes

Welcome to Part 2 on the series about Record Keeping. This post is all about progress notes for therapeutic and adaptive horseback riding programs!¬†There is a lot of information in here about both writing and designing progress notes, so feel free to just read about what is applicable to you right now ūüôā Let’s begin! … Continue reading

Record Keeping Introduction

I have received quite a few questions about how to do rider progress notes and tracking their progress. Over the past year I’ve very slowly working on some posts about these topics.¬†I’ve compiled info PATH Intl. Workshops I’ve attended, barns I’ve worked at, people I’ve talked to, and online forums. But the more I worked … Continue reading

The Barn Map Game

Here is a creative unmounted activity from Carrie Capes of HorsePowerTR in Illinois. I know lots of you are looking for unmounted activities so I hope this is helpful! Barn Map Game Supplies: laminated barn map with horse names on stalls (she put her rider’s name and “Horse Power Barn Map Game” at the top) … Continue reading

Horse Trivia Game

Here is a fun horse trivia game for you this week that Carrie Capes of HorsePowerTR in Illinois sent to me, created by her intern, Lilly Ludwig. Thank you so much for sharing, Carrie & Lilly! Horse Trivia Game This horse trivia game comes with an instruction/score sheet and 20 trivia questions each for 3 … Continue reading

Staying Involved in EAAT When You’re Not Instructing

Staying Involved in EAAT When You’re Not Instructing There may be times in your life when you do not instruct therapeutic riding lessons or are involved in equine assisted activities and therapies –¬†due to injury, other jobs, burnout, having kids, or some other reason – and that’s okay! I’m in that boat right now with … Continue reading

Multisensory Teaching Approaches For Adaptive Riding

Did you know that although most teachers believe in the theory of different learning styles, there is no evidence for it? Rather, studies show we learn best using as many senses as possible! Today¬†I’m excited to share this guest blog post about “Multisensory Teaching Approaches For Adaptive Riding” by Esther Schlegel.¬†Esther is an Occupational Therapist … Continue reading

Feel The Horse’s Footsteps

Learning to feel the horse’s footsteps is a good exercise for all types of riders. I still teach some lessons to able bodied riders and we had fun working on this one yesterday, so I want to share it here. Below is a detailed explanation with some example lesson plans linked at the end – … Continue reading