2016 instructor workshops set

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. These workshops are designed for new instructors and those interested in certification and will help instructors build strong foundation skills in therapeutic riding. 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. 25.  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 25th

  • 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 22nd

  • 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 21st

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

April 25th

  • 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 23rd

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