Horses are our passion

Watching the successes of our students with our horses is one of our greatest joys. We’ve seen students come on crutches and learn to walk after riding our horses. Children who could barely speak, start to string together full sentences and ultimately, conversations. And people with little confidence begin to believe in themselves and have hope again after interacting with our horses. It is inspiring to see the transformations.

These accomplishments are only possible with a highly trained herd of horses and experienced team of instructors and equine specialists. Our team are some of the best in the business. Many have worked with horses their entire lives, riding, training and showing. And the majority of our 20-person team has been teaching therapeutic riding for 10 years, and many 20 years and more.

We host workshops throughout the year to share our knowledge, as well as bring in experts to learn more about unleashing the therapeutic power of horses.

2018 Fieldstone Farm Educational Series
Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of therapeutic horsemanship? Is it your dream to become a therapeutic riding instructor? Are you a volunteer committed to deepening your understanding of equine-assisted therapies?

If so, the experienced instructional team at Fieldstone Farm has developed an all-new information-packed series designed to improve PATH Certified Instructors’ teaching skills as well as to provide guidance for those interested in the certification process.

Topics range from lesson planning to volunteer management to horse selection. Other aspects of equine-assisted activities and therapies like mental health programming and carriage driving will also be covered. Participants will receive hands-on experiential learning and classroom instruction from our PATH Certified team.

Commit to all three workshops and receive the opportunity to teach two Fieldstone Farm classes under the mentorship of our instructors. For more information, please contact Tonya Zimmer at 440-708-0013 ext. 128 or tzimmer@fieldstonefarmtrc.com. Click here for a registration form. Please complete and return to Tonya via email.

Dates and Topics
The classes are day-long on Mondays beginning at 9am:

February 26
• Introduction to the Certification process
• Lesson structure and planning
• Mounting and dismounting
• Successful teaching

March 19
• Horse and tack selection
• Helmet fitting
• Lesson observation and discussion
• Mock lesson plan

April 16
• Volunteer management
• Lesson observation and discussion
• Role playing and lesson plan
• Intro to mental health programming
• Intro to carriage driving

PATH Workshop and Certification
Are you ready to become a PATH Certified Instructor?  Fieldstone will be hosting a PATH Workshop and Certification August 9-12.  Click here for more information. And click here for a registration form.

*Topics subject to change.