Disability Module – Physical Disabilities

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Join us to improve your understanding of how our posture affects our abilities to ride or drive.

  • What aspects of the horse’s movements makes the horse a good therapeutic partner?
  • What anatomical structures affect postural alignment?
  • Why is postural alignment important?
  • How can postural alignment be improved?
  • What is abnormal muscle tone?
  • How does muscle tone affect the rider’s ability to control their horse?
  • How do the movements of the horse affect muscle tone and which movements are the most effective for normalizing tone? Which exercises improve posture vs exercises or activities that negatively affect posture?
  • Why is good postural alignment important during all equine assisted activities.

This is the first 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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