About the Course

The Intensive ONLINE Instructor Development spans four weeks, is  hosted in a private Facebook Group, and will be limited to a small number of instructors to ensure individual attention is given to each attendee. 

This course is open to ALL EQUINE INSTRUCTORS as topics will be applicable to both able-bodied and special-needs riders. 

The course will incorporate FOUR presentations covering topics such as: 

  • Incorporating whats, hows, whys
  • In-depth look at task analysis
  • Importance of preparatory commands and teaching in the moment
  • Horse and rider biomechanics
  • A deeper look at skill progression
  • Maintaining safety
  • Facilitating independence in all ability riders
  • Arena management techniques
  • And so much more!

There are TWO Registration Options:

Audit- $35 (limited to 10 per group)

Participant- $85 (limited to 4 per group)

What is the difference?

Audit- Auditors will have access to the closed facebook group which will include access to all presentations, discussion posts, and resources. Auditors will be required to watch all presentations and participate in the discussion posts to receive a certificate of participation at the end. (Auditors will NOT submit teaching videos for review)

Participants: Get the full intensive experience by being a Participant! In addition to the presentations, participants will submit 3 VIDEOS of their teaching (The video reviews are $105 value alone in addition to all the bonus course material!!!). Each video will receive in depth reviews and 'challenges' to help focus on specific areas to progress in that are unique to each person. The first video will be recorded before the course starts, the second video will be due at the end of week two, and the last will be due at the end of the course. Videos are a maximum of 30 minutes each and are 'raw' so no editing is needed! (If you have hesitations about the ability to submit all three teaching videos in a timely manner, the Audit option may be a good fit!)

Who can take this course?

This course is geared towards equestrian instructors (adaptive riding or traditional) who want to take their teaching to the next level.  Instructors will be challenged to take a close look at their current techniques for safety, teaching techniques, class management, and student progression. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

AUDIT Requirements:

  • Access to Facebook
  • Participation in discussion posts
  • 18 years of age or older

PARTICIPANT Requirements:

  • Access to Facebook
  • Access to at least 1 student/horse (for your teaching videos)
  • Ability to submit 3 teaching videos that are 30 minutes long via Youtube or google drive (you must know how to record and upload videos. HF&FF is not responsible for technical assistance)
  • 18 years of age or older

How much time will I need to commit to this course?

Both Auditors and Participants should look to spend 1.5-2 hours per week watching the presentations and participating in the discussions. 

Participants Should also expect an additional 1-2 hours of time per teaching video submitted (depending on how technology savvy you are). 

The times above are estimates of time....but the more time and effort you put in the more you will get out of it.  

Educational Units

Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate showing they have completed 7.5 hours of learning. Those certificated through PATH Intl. can apply the course towards 1 DE, 2 Riding CR and 4.5 CE credits towards PATH Intl. instructor compliance (Approved through PATH Intl. Office)

Auditors will receive a certificate showing they have completed 5.5 hours of learning.

Want to Register?

1. RSVP through the HF&FF website using the link below

2. Receive a confirmation email from HF&FF with payment instructions (invoice must be paid in 24hrs)

3. Gain access to the private group once your payment has been received!

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