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Therapeutic Instructor Qualifications

Therapeutic Instructor Examination Minimum Requirements

Riding Practical Teaching Disabilities Horsemastership General
Mounting and Dismounting. Walk, trot, canter, diagonals, leading leg at canter. Demonstrate basic riding position. Natural aids and their application. Basic figures, movements Conduct class lesson For disabled riders. Demonstrate mounting, dismounting. Assess individual riders - able bodied or disabled at walk, trot & canter. Discuss, develop plan lessons, goals, objectives. Discuss teaching skills used by variety of disabled riders. Knowledge of disabilities as listed in syllabus. Know the basic characteristics and physical and psychological implications of teaching riders with these disabilities. Know how to handle spastic or flaccid limbs. Know precautions, contra -indications,human development and learning theory. Basic anatomy and physiology. Recognise health and ill health. Care of horses in therapeutic work. Demonstrate correct technique for lungeing horse for exercise Understand role of Instructor. Train and use volunteers appropriately. Administration, insurance, records, consent forms. Training and selection of horses to maintain standard . Safety guidelines

Matrix Guidelines

Level Activity May Include Work With Status Workplace Recommended Training Time

Teaching with limited responsibility under the supervision of a Level 2 Instructor OR as agreed by the National Therapeutic Riding Association

Disabled riders with conditions as listed OR as agreed by the National Therapeutic Riding Association

Teaching within the Group to which they are a registered instructor According to the National Therapeutic Riding Association

Group, club or riding school approved by the National Therapeutic Riding Association

Minimum age 18 years Hold a current First Aid Certificate 2 years training according to the National Therapeutic Riding Association requirements


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