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

Change of Bend Exercise

I had a riding lesson today (for the first time in a long time…hello continued education deadline) and we did a good little exercise I want to share. I told my instructor that because both my mare and I are out of shape, I want to start with a review of the basics (change of … Continue reading

Posture While Instructing Riding Lessons

We talk so much about our rider’s posture, but what about our own while we teach, standing the arena and moving in the barn day after day? I’ve been thinking a lot about how I stand and move while doing the same things day after day at home with kids, because when I don’t think … Continue reading

A Few Links: March 2019

To everyone in the Northern Hemisphere: Happy Spring & Shedding Season! Public Service Announcement: Don’t wear fleece for the next 2 months. Sorry the blog has been so quiet – 2 young kids and multiple colds and rough nights really cuts out free time. However, there are some links I’ve been wanting to share with … Continue reading