Teaching Techniques: Effective Feedback

Here’s some more notes on teaching techniques that I’ve given ITs (Instructor in Training). This time I rewrote much of it to make it better, and as usual am super breaking it down because that’s what I like to do… I remember teaching my first lesson and suddenly freezing up like a deer in the … Continue reading

UC Davis Hooves for Heroes program

I’ll admit, I rarely read my alma mater’s alumni magazine, but for some reason today I flipped through it and saw an article on a recent program they started called “Hooves for Heroes.” There are lots of veterans programs now, but what caught my eye, and what I want to share with you, were two … Continue reading

Teaching Techniques: Arena Management

I have a lot of notes on teaching techniques that I’ve given ITs (Instructor in Training) that I’m going to share here, because they’re already put together and easy to post 🙂 Mostly all the ones that are missing from the Guide to Certification’s Teaching Techniques sections, shown in red. Feel free to add your own … Continue reading

Feed the Horses Activity and Lesson Plan

Here is a nice lesson that I watched a long time ago, back when I was in instructor training. I found it in my notes of things to blog and want to share it because it’s an example of a lesson that doesn’t follow the typical format but is still nice and effective, plus I … Continue reading

Terminology

Recently the topic of terminology in the field of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) has been coming up. There are already some really good articles out there already that address this issue, such as the “Top 10 Hippotherapy Myths and Misconceptions” by Speech In Motion, “The T Word” by Hoof Falls & Footfalls, and most recently … Continue reading

Fun Video Friday: How Not to Teach a Lesson

Fun Video Friday! I haven’t done one of these in a while… This is a fun clip I call “How Not to Teach a Lesson”. Instructors In Training, what does the instructor need to work on? Do well? Everyone else, have a laugh. Enjoy! If you can’t see the above video, click here! **************** Note: … Continue reading

A Few Links: Recommended Blogs

Happy spring/summer/fly season! I am sharing a few links today because 1) I need to tell you I added a picture to the most recent post, Fish Camp, of the actual activity. Go check it out! Also because 2) I need to tell you I’m having another baby in July so I may be taking a … Continue reading

Fish Camp Activity

Reader Lisa Faye Toman-Bukholder recently sent me this fun activity that they are doing for the last week of sessions. I love making the last week something special! She writes that “I am using a theme for our last week of school here in Highlands County, FL, which we are calling, “Heartland Fish Camp.” Here … Continue reading