Foundation Series: Mounting and Dismounting

Foundation Series: Mounting and Dismounting

Do no harm: You are unlikely to do harm to your client/rider if you follow mounting and dismounting procedures to the best of your ability and judgement, and always consider how the chosen method benefits that specific challenged individual. It is vital that practitioners recognize mounting is the overture to the whole therapeutic session and as such underpins everything that follows.

Major EAA/T organizations have written their own procedures for safe mounting and dismounting. In this Zoom lecture, I will delve more deeply into detailed mounting and dismounting procedures.

Coffee & Catch-Up Café Free

We know that everyone is really busy and, we hope, re-building after the last challenging year.

If you would like to join us for a meet up, for a little time-out and to stay connected with the global EAAT community, join us at our Online Café.

Share your stories, ask questions, exchange knowledge and expertise, meet likeminded people. Network and share , be encouraged and inspired!

Foundation Series: Volunteering: Leading and Side walking

Globally, most EAA/T Centers rely on volunteer leaders and side walkers. Without volunteers, EAA/T centers throughout the world would not be able to function. The many thousands of volunteers are genuinely appreciated and regarded as extremely precious. It is part of any practitioner’s role to make volunteers welcome, motivated and feel part of the team. It is vital that they give time to training volunteers, so that they understand their role both in the arena, and in the environment of the EAA/T center. Practitioners and EAA/T centers should always ensure that their volunteers are rewarded for their work. In this lecture, I will share the ways practitioners must integrate the volunteers as full partners in the work.

Horses Help Covid Recovery

With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of lockdown, we are seeing a secondary epidemic of burnouts and stress-related illnesses come from the toxic effects of COVID-19 lockdowns. Taking action now, as restrictions are lifted, can mitigate these effects of lockdown. (Statistics from the World Health Organization, 2020.)

According to Arnav Kashyap, (2020) who wrote in the Hill Times,People who have been in lockdown, or quarantined are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of psychological stress and disorder, including low mood, insomnia, stress, anxiety, anger, irritability, emotional exhaustion, depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms”.

One way to begin to rebuild and repair the damage done by Covid-19 is to take baby steps through new and different pathways.  Practitioners and horse owners can help. A visit with our compassionate horses that are always in the present can provide a most welcome relief.  In the company of horses, it is possible to restore healthier minds, bodies, and souls.  Please join me in my webinar, Horses Help with Covid-19, to explore how bonding with horses, under supervision might facilitate a new pathway for people to safely regain reassurance, and a sense of peace, as well as a much needed break from Covid-19

EAA/T Treatment Modality for PTSD

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAA/T) appears to be an excellent non-invasive intervention that provides both prevention and an integrated rehabilitation experience for PTSD sufferers.

This study will lay the foundations for understanding and working with those clients experiencing PTSD.

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