Mounted Exercises for Mind & Body

Presented by Amy Sheets

Continuing Education Information: Completing all parts of this presentation will result in the member completing 1 hour of education that focuses on general education and teaching methodology of incorporating activities to help find a neutral seat, yoga positions, and brain gym activities while mounted. Safety and considerations while teaching students with disabilities is are also covered.

Certificate of Completion available! Watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of and complete the short review quizzes to receive a Certificate of Completion showing 1 hour of learning.

Join instructor Amy Sheets as she covers a wide range of mounted exercises that challenge both the mind and body. Information presented may be applicable to both special needs and able bodied students.

What Will You Learn?

Part 1- Finding the Neutral Seat

  • Benefits of riding with a neutral seat/pelvis
  • Explanation and video demonstration (with real students!) of three different exercises that focus on helping the student find the neutral seat
  • Instructor thoughts and discussion of the video demonstration shown that featured actual students
  • Discussion on disability considerations for each exercise

Part 2- Incorporating Brain Gym

  • Learn about Brain Gym
  • What type of student may benefit from these exercises
  • Explanation and video demonstration (with real students!) of four different Brain Gym activities while mounted
  • Instructor thoughts and discussion of the video demonstration shown that featured actual students
  • Detailed information on the benefits of each exercise and how it may aid in student progression

Part 3- Incorporating Yoga

  • Explanation and video demonstration (with real students!) of five different yoga poses that have been adapted for use in a mounted lesson
  • Detailed explanation of the benefits and purpose of each yoga pose
  • Disability considerations for each pose
  • Suggested modifications for the pose depending on the ability of your student