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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

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

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

Teaching Techniques: Communication Strategies

We are nearing the end of the¬†teaching techniques series based on handouts that I‚Äôve given Instructor in Training. This post is on the basic communication strategies you can use for most riders. These notes are compiled from various workshops and seminars. I don’t think it’s comprehensive, but it’s helpful! Enjoy! Teaching Techniques: Communication Strategies Here … Continue reading

Teaching Techniques: Task Analysis

I’m back! Sorry that one month “maternity leave” from the blog turned into three! There’s definitely less free time available when you have a reflux baby AND a toddler. But I’m hoping to sneak in some blogging time now that things are settling down. I really want to finish up this teaching techniques series, so … Continue reading

Teaching Techniques: The Basics

Here‚Äôs even more notes on teaching techniques that I‚Äôve given ITs (Instructor in Training). This is actually the first one I usually hand out first. It’s about general teaching techniques that aren’t detailed in other handouts/posts but are just as important, and a good place to start. Teaching Techniques: The Basics Give Simple Instructions Get … Continue reading

Teaching Techniques: Hows & Whys

Here‚Äôs some more notes on teaching techniques that I‚Äôve given ITs (Instructor in Training). This one is focused on using lots of “hows” and “whys” to help your riders learn! Hows & Whys Whenever you tell a rider what to do, you need to also tell them how to do it, and why they should … Continue reading