Clinician: Esther Schlegel is a German Occupational Therapist Bsc. with Hippotherapy (AHA), a Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CanTRA CTRSI ) and Instructor of Beginners in English Riding (Equine Canada). She learned, lived and worked in Germany, the Netherlands, USA and Canada before she started her own practice, which she runs with lots of heart and competence. Besides treating clients in her practice, she enjoys teaching Occupational Therapy students at the Birkenfeld Social and Medical Sciences College (Sozialfachschule Birkenfeld, Germany) as well as offering clinics regarding various topics related to Occupational Therapy, Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding.
Clinic Description: Of course the horse plays a central role in Therapeutic Riding, but how do you find the best horse to fit your program? Once you found it, how can you maintain and enhance the potential of your equine partner? In this two day clinic we will be looking at different horses, evaluating their character, confirmation, movement and suitability for therapeutic riding. In order to maintain and enhance the potential of your equine partner we will be covering the topics of basic anatomy and physiology, schooling schedules, as well as saddle and equipment fitting related to therapeutic riding. We will also discuss how to match the horse’s confirmation and movement to your rider’s specific medical conditions. This clinic is aimed at people working towards their Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification as well as people interested in working in the field of Therapeutic Riding. There will be a balance of theoretical and practical components during this two day clinic of eight hours per day.
Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. To ensure a personal learning atmosphere, this class is limited to 15 participants.
Registration Deadline: July 7th, 2018