Instructor workshops begin

Are you looking to strengthen your therapeutic riding teaching skills? Join our Instructor Education Workshop Series starting in January and running once a month through May. Our experienced team will work with instructors in the classroom as well as offer hands on opportunities with our horses in a comfortable, climate controlled facility.

The first workshop will be on Jan. 26.  For a full list of workshop topics, see below. Fieldstone Farm Workshops are not a mandatory requirement to become a PATH certified instructor.  For registration information please click here

January 26th

  • Barn Tour- Intro to Certification Process
  • What a Good Instructor Looks Like
  • Lesson Structure/ Lesson Plans
  • Physical and Sensory Disabilities
  • Teaching Observation/Real Simulation

February 23rd

  • Mounting and Dismounting
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Skill Progression/Task Analysis/Goals & Objectives
  • Teaching a Quality Lesson/Common Mistakes in Teaching
  • Role Play/Teach Real Simulation

March 23rd

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Precautions and Contraindications
  • Teaching Techniques for Cognitive Disabilities
  • Create Lesson Plan for Mild Cognitive Disabilities
  • Role Play/Teach Real Simulation

April 27th

  • Therapy Horse/ Tack and Equipment
  • Bridle and Helmet Fitting
  • How Tack Affects Rider
  • Role Play/Teach Real Simulation
  • Create a Lesson Plan for Physical Disabilities

May 18th

  • Games and Activities/Role of the Instructor
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Management
  • Role of the Instructor
  • Role Play/Teach Real Simulation
  • Multiple Choice PATH Instructor Review Test
  • Review for PATH Registered Instructor Certification
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