ERIC Number: ED285311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Organizing a Horseback Riding Program for Individuals with Disabilities. Bulletin 518A.
Rich, Ginger A.; And Others
This manual outlines a horseback riding program, conducted by the Larimer (Colorado) County Extension Service, for persons with disabilities. The program offers such benefits as the opportunity to learn horsemanship; strengthen and relax muscles; improve balance, coordination, and posture; and increase joint mobility. Designed to provide a step-by-step guide to developing a riding program for the disabled, this manual describes how a successful program can be developed and facilitated. Chapters provide information on each of the 13 program development steps: instructor selection; volunteer need, help, and selection; rider/student recruitment; horse selection and training; special equipment needed; facilities needed; insurance coverage; release forms; program evaluation; program closure; promotion; funding; and resources. (CB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Cooperative Extension Service.