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2017 State of the Blog Report

This is a super belated annual New Year’s post reporting how the blog did in 2017 and a few updates! I think these are fun because it shows me the community of people out there and hopefully helps you feel a part of the bigger world network of therapeutic riding instruction. 2017 State of the … Continue reading

Book & Facebook!

Lessons In TR has two exciting announcements! 1. Facebook! This is kind of scary but…Lessons in TR is now on Facebook! I’ve had a few requests and decided it would be a good idea because, you know, I don’t have much time to be on the internet and am trying to get off Facebook. This is … Continue reading

Extra Large Helmets

Do any of your riders have a head so large it doesn’t your normal helmets? It’s not an uncommon problem. I’ve read about it in multiple forums, and recently had a reader ask for helmet recommendations for this. I didn’t have a good answer off the top of my head, so I thought it would make a … Continue reading

Program Sustainability Concepts

We’re back with day 2 of the 2017 PATH Intl Virtual Conference! The first session was “Program Sustainability at Year 70: Practical Advice and Choices from Green Chimneys” by Michael Kaufmann of Green Chimneys, and it was really good. In case you thought, like me, what can this chimney guy teach us about the therapeutic riding business, know … Continue reading

PATH Intl Virtual Conference!

Hi all, it’s been a while! I’ve been out of the teaching loop due lately, but today I’m sooo excited to attend the PATH Intl Virtual Conference for the next two days!  I haven’t been able to get out to teach and ride as much as I’d thought I would since having the baby, so the … Continue reading

Movement Development, revisited

Something that has been blowing my mind lately is connections between child development, watching my baby learn to move, horseback riding, therapeutic horseback riding, and rehabilitating my own core. Because they are really all the same thing. Motor Development A few years ago I posted about Movement Development and Stability. The seminar made me aware of … Continue reading

How to Make Your Blog Pay for Itself

Heads up – today’s post is NOT about Therapeutic Riding! This post is about how to make your blog pay for itself, like I did, in hopes that it will help someone out, like all the internet articles helped me. So unless you’re looking for this specific info, you can skip it 🙂 About 2 years … Continue reading

Sensory Trail

A sensory trail is a trail ride that incorporates natural and man-made elements and activities that incorporate all the senses – such as hills, bridges, flowers, music or touch stations, and so on. These are so fun to have at a therapeutic riding program! I wrote a post a few years ago on sensory trail but … Continue reading