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Activities for Therapeutic Horseback Riding

A Collection

by Cynthia Linsenbardt and Contributors

Hard Copy ~ Spiral Bound

264 pages ~ 250+ activities!

Whether you are a new instructor who needs to build up your pocket full of tricks, or an experienced instructor looking for new lesson activities, this book will provide ideas for years to come!


… a collection of all the best activities and games articles from the blog, since its start in 2012 through March of 2017! 109 posts total. Most include illustrations, and many have lesson plans. Printed in black and white. (Note: this book is JUST activities! It does not include information about how to get certified, lesson plan, or instruct specific disabilities – those are for future books!)

a *NEW* article on warmups, found only in this book! This section combines all the warmup posts on the blog, plus some new ideas, categorized by body area (head, arms, hips, etc.), and complete with descriptions and benefits.

everything organized in the order of a lesson plan! As opposed to chronologically, this makes finding what you need for lesson planning much easier! See the images below for the detailed table of contents.

…contents that include:

Skills List
Drill Team
Obstacle & Trail Courses
Activities & Games
Seasonal Activities
Cool Downs
Unmounted Activities


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the EQUUS Foundation’s program PATH CTRI Grants for maintaining therapeutic horseback riding instructor certification ($4 per book). Instead of paying each contributor, I’m paying it forward!


“I am a volunteer, considering becoming a PATH instructor, and have recently purchased your book because I thought it would help in my working with our clients at our facility. It is a wonderful book and I especially like the clean and easy lay-out. I love the creative exercises which helps to add some variety and improve abilities.  Thank you so much!” -Marilyn

“This book has saves my life!! I am a double major in college trying to become a path instructor and this book has made my lesson plans so much better! There’s so many ideas and good tips. I can’t thank you enough for putting out a book so useful and engaging!” -Lacey G


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Table of Contents (click for larger image):

Buy the Hard Copy:

The bound hard copy version is currently only available from Freedom Rider Tack Shop, a wonderful supplier for equine assisted services, therapeutic riding, and adaptive riding. Click below to go there!

Click Here To Order The Hard Copy Book From Freedom Rider!

Buy the PDF for:


(no sales tax because that state I live in has none)


After buying the PDF, you MUST click on the “Return to Merchant” link to be taken to the download page on which you get your link and password!!! (If you are not taken to the download page, don’t worry, just contact me and I’ll email you the info.) The PDF is viewable using a PDF reader like Adobe, whatever app you use on your phone, or sending it to your Kindle.

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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 judgement! If you would like to contribute an activity or article, please contact me here, I would love to hear from you!