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Grab a cup of coffee and join in for the next LIVE Instructor Chat on Growing as an Instructor!
Why is it important we continue to grow?
How do we continue to grow?
Budget and time friendly 'growth' tips
Grab some coffee and join in for our next LIVE Instructor Chat where we share some tips on teaching and mindset when working with a student who is non-verbal or has limited communication.
What mindset do I have when working with this type of student?
What ways to I adapt my teaching?
What are some top 'tips' I give to other instructors?
Join in for a LIVE Instructor Chat hosted on the Hoof Falls & Footfalls Facebook Page. The horses we work with in EAAT programs (no matter how big or small) have a unique set of challenges that most 'traditional' lesson horses don't face, or perhaps do but on a much smaller scale. Did you know that a majority of horses in an EAAT program are phased out after only 6-18 months of work????? In this instructor chat we will cover:…Find out more »
Hang on tight...we're going to talk about a hot topic: Student Weight Limits and Weigh-ins. Establishing a weight limit policy can be difficult....enforcing that policy consistently even harder. Saebra will discuss her thoughts on this topic and offer suggestions on: ~ Setting weight limits for our equines ~ Factors that may impact weight limits ~ Starting or modifying a weight limit policy ~ Weigh-ins...should you do them?Find out more »
Do you use bareback pads in your adaptive (therapeutic) riding lessons? What questions do you ask yourself before using them? Bareback pads can be a great tool for lessons but may not be the best fit for every student, horse, or horse/student combo. Join in during the chat to hear the thought process and questions I ask myself before using a pad set and also common ways I use this tack setup when it is a good fit for a…Find out more »
Discussion about how rein size, shape, and texture can impact riders of different abilities.
Reins can impact rider position and their ability to be successful at rein management, reining, and more!
Take a closer look at this often overlooked and under addressed piece of equipment!
This LIVE adaptive/therapeutic riding instructor chat on an "Equipment and Mechanics" themed topic covers:
Live chat for adaptive/ therapeutic riding instructors will talk about the pros and cons of the following scenarios:
1. Saddle is too small for the student
2. Saddle is too big for the student
How does each scenario impact the position of the student? The comfort of the horse? Which is better? What to do if you are faced with one or both?
Does your lesson horse seem to track or behave better going one direction?
Does your student struggle to keep the horse on the rail or stay centered during class?
Does your horse seem stiff or uncomfortable during lessons or schooling sessions...particularly to one direction?
Find out what might be a factor in the things you are seeing in your equine coworker and some tips to remedy these problems.
This book review/club is for adaptive/therapeutic riding instructors. We will meet once a week to discuss The Language of Coaching: The art and science of teaching movement.Find out more »
LIVE Adaptive/Therapeutic Riding Instructor Chat: When, How, and Why We Practice Emergency Dismounts…. BEFORE an Emergency Happens!
Why should we practice emergency dismounts with our students and volunteers?
When should we practice emergency dismounts?
What are different ways we can practice emergency dismounts with supported riders?
What are different ways we can practice emergency dismounts with independent riders?