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Presented by Amy Sheets
Contributing Instructor for The Intuitive Instructor Club
PATH Intl. Master TRI, CTRI, RTRI Lead Faculty/Evaluator.
This presentation offers detailed discussion on a common diagnosis seen in Equine Assisted Services: Vision Impairments. This disability is looked at through the “lens” of an equine assisted activities instructor and addresses:
In this presentation:
- About vision impairments and blindness
- Courtesy rules of blindness
- What might we see in the barn or arena?
- Teaching considerations and techniques when teaching a student with a vision impairment
- Precautions & Contraindications relating to vision impairments and blindness
- Tack, equipment, and arena considerations
- Horse considerations
- Volunteer considerations
- Sample Video- Olivia
- Student describes how her vision impairment impacts her
- Sample lesson w/ cooldown trail ride at end
- Video 2- Sample living letters
- Final thoughts and activities to build instructor awareness