Disability Module – Growth & Development

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This lecture will discuss normal development vs. abnormal development.

  • How do abnormal reflexes affect the rider’s movements?
  • What activities can the instructor use to improve the rider’s control?

Mechanics of Mounting and Dismounting

  • How do you protect your back?
  • How can you best assist the rider with mounting?

Precautions & Contraindications

  • How to interpret the PATH Intl. guidelines and make the best use of this resource?
  • What other sources are available?

The Instructional Team

  • Who are they?

Rider Assessment

  • Putting it all together to be able to effectively provide a safe but challenging equine experience for the client.
  • Will include a rider assessment during a riding session.



This is the third lecture in the Disability Module of the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course. This lecture can be taken in three different ways:

  • As a stand-alone lecture for continuing education purposes
  • As part of the 7-day Disability Module
  • or as part of the 16-day PATH Intl. Instructor Training Course a component of the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor education process.

If you are unsure as to your educational needs or ambitions, please schedule a telephone conversation with our Training & Education team, prior to signing up.


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