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List of Games for Therapeutic Riding

This is a great list of games from a recent new resource I found. Enjoy! Ball toss Game: place targets on the ground with different numbers. Riders are given balls, which they may toss at the targets, while halted or walking, must be 5 feet away. Scores can be totaled for individual riders or teams. … Continue reading

Teaching Competitive Game Skills

A reader recently wrote me asking if I had any games that might be used to help her rider with autism who has a hard time losing sports games, to the extent it takes him several days to recover, and says he hates everything, that his horse is bad, and that he is bad. While I … Continue reading

Saddle Parts Game

Here’s something super easy I made quickly before today’s lesson: The Saddle Parts Game Prep: Print and cut out a picture of a saddle (cardstock works best) Print and cut out words of saddle parts Laminate them and cut them out Hot glue the words to clothespins (Or if you have wood clothespins just write … Continue reading

Game: Character Cups

Today’s game is brought to you courtesy of Carrie Capes at HorsePowerTR! Character Cups Supplies Character cups – Target/Walmart sells character cups for various movies and characters.  Run a line of Velcro down one side of the cup so it can stick to a pole. Character Images – Print the 3 character sheets, laminate, cut … Continue reading

Sensory Boards

A “Sensory Boards” is basically a board on which you attach tactile and visual objects to be explored. Sensory boards are often used for babies and young children to encourage stimulation of the senses and exploration through sensory play, a natural part of child development. They are also used in Occupational Therapy for helping children with Sensory Processing Disorders … Continue reading

Holiday Game: Over the River

This is my favorite Holiday activity to date. Today I sat down with our volunteers and said, “Okay team what activity shall we do today? I need ideas!” After a minute of blank deer-in-the-headlight stares, someone said, “We should do something to a Christmas song!” So we made an activity to “Over the River and Through the … Continue reading

The 6 Stations Activity – Holiday Version!

This is the activity I did with my students last week, based on the The 6 Stations Activity activity by Susie Bjorkland of Freedom Farm. The 6 Stations Activity – Holiday Version Supplies/Prep/Arena Setup 4 barrels down one quarter line one has 2 large dice another has the sign “4. Deliver candy canes to FOUR stockings!” and a gift back … Continue reading

Game: The Barn and The Hut

Here is another great game idea from Susie Bjorkland of Freedom Farm in Minnesota!!! I am going to show you pictures of the props first, so you can try to guess what she uses them for, and think up all the possibilities! These were made by a rider’s parents, with “The Barn” written across the top of … Continue reading

The 6 Stations Activity

This lovely game comes from Susie Bjorkland of Freedom Farm in Minnesota, where she teaches all of the lessons in groups of 4. I met her at the PATH Intl Conference and she was kind enough to share some great activities with me! She also was the 2014 Region 6 PATH Intl Certified Professional of the Year – … Continue reading