Resources

This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, just some good ones I’ve come across so far.

Therapeutic Riding & Instructing Links

General Resources

  • PATH Intl. – the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International that sets standards for safe therapeutic riding barns and provides education and certification
  • PATH Intl.’s Community Connections – member forums, discussion, uploaded documents, resources (membership required)
  • Horses Can Help – with membership receive lesson plans, documents, and resources
  • GallopNYC collection of links – this is an amazing compilation of over 400 links to resources related to therapeutic riding and disabilities!
  • FreedomRider.com – tack shop and TR equipment 

Webinars and Videos

Articles

PATH Intl Conference Handouts

Books

Blogs

  • A Daily Bit of Biscuit – rescue pony in training to be a TR horse – LessonsinTR metioned here
  • Extraordinary Horses –  a blog that promotes the therapeutic benefits of horses, a great resource in the explanation of TR and collection of links – LessonsinTR featured here
  • What Horses Teach – a blog by Karen Brittle, self described as reflections “on horses, riding, teaching and the field of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies”
  • They took up the therapeutic reins and made it count – a journal of an RDA coach, lesson activities, and resource lists – Lessonsintr featured on the links page here
  • Pal-O-Mine Blog – posts about EAAT, EAP, disabilities, and more
  • Spirit Dances – the blog of the late Karly “Spirit Dances,” a beautiful woman in her 20’s with Rett Syndrome who rode horses, wrote music, and spoke about her experiences through facilitated communication – if you have any riders with Rhett’s this is a must read
  • Speech Language Hippotherapy – blog about speech language pathology using hippotherapy – LessonsinTR featured here
  • Speech In Motion – another blog about SLP using hippotherapy
  • HorseOT – a blog about Occupational Therapy using hippotherapy. Good ideas.
  • The Riding Instructor – a really great informative blog about instructing able bodied riding students
  • The Rubber Curry Comb – blog of a riding instructor
  • Equinovice – my friend’s blog

Suggestions?

If you want to add to the list or see anything that needs updating, let me know! I’d love to exchange links (if it’s related).

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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!

 

3 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Can anyone help me? I am looking for 2 videos that were recommended to me but I can’t find. One is a mounting video by Anthony Busana from the Shea Center and the other is a walking simulation video by Pipa Hodge.
    Thanks in advance,
    Sandy

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