“PATH Intl’s What, Why and How Method” Handout

This is a lovely handout for teaching the Whats, Hows, and Whys that my friend and coworker Annie Cornett made and let me post! There’s a link at the end to download the Word Doc. Enjoy!

PATH Intl’s What, Why and How Method

What

What: What do you want the client to do specifically? What exercise? What task?

“Our first exercise is hands on your helmet for 10 seconds”

Why

Why: Why is it important? What will they gain? What is the benefit?

*Make sure your explanation is chronologically and developmentally appropriate

“So that we can stretch up tall and work on our balance in the saddle”

How

How: How will the client complete the requested task or exercise?

“Place your reins on your horses neck–Place both hands on top of your helmet—sit up straight—count to 10”

Practice

Complete the What, How, and Why for the following:

Activity: Trunk Twist Warm UP

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Activity: Sitting the Trot

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Activity: Halting the Horse

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Activity: Transitioning Downward from Posting Trot to Walk

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Activity: Winged Victory Warm Up

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Activity: Turning Horse to the Right

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Activity: Two Point Position Warm Up

What: ____________________________________________________________________

How: _____________________________________________________________________

Why:_____________________________________________________________________

Click here to download the Word Doc “What, Why, How training”

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Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained in this blog may not be fit for every rider, riding instructor, or riding center depending on their current condition and resources. Use your best personal judgment!

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