This course will build on the fundamentals of instructing horseback riding, while focusing predominantly on the instruction of those with special needs. Horsemanship preparation and safety in the therapeutic ring, including appropriate horse selection and the instruction of more than one rider will be covered. Mounts, dismounts, positioning, gaits, and the use of natural and artificial aids will be examined with a careful look at how an individual’s special needs impact each. PATH Intl. standards and information will be introduced.
Prereq: HCP932 - Teaching Methodology for Riding Instruction or consent of instructor. Preferred co-requisite: HCP936 - Equine Studies II.