Hoof Falls & Footfalls

Hoof Falls & Footfalls

By Hoof Falls & Footfalls
Listen to real, candid conversations about hot topics in the EAAT (Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies) Industry. Saebra Pipoly, the owner of Hoof Falls & Footfalls, is on a mission to equip and empower EAAT instructors to change lives through safe, high-quality adaptive equine activities. She is a local, national, and international presenter specializing in adaptive (therapeutic) riding, equine assisted learning, and adaptive riding instructor mentoring and training.
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"What kind of stirrups do you use for your students? Do you have a preference? "- Ask an Adaptive/Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor(#5)
Ask an Adaptive Riding Instructor is a mini-series answering questions submitted from instructors all over the globe! In this episode I answer the Question: "What kind of stirrups do you use for your students? Do you have a preference?" For more EAAT Instructor resources and education visit www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com Want your question featured on this series? Email them to saebra.p@hooffallsandfootfalls.com
10:52
February 7, 2020
"What do you do with horses nibbling at volunteers? "- Ask an Adaptive/Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor(#4)
Ask an Adaptive Riding Instructor is a mini-series answering questions submitted from instructors all over the globe! In this episode I answer the Question: "What do you do with horses nibbling at volunteers? I told one of the volunteers about space and boundaries and that she could put her elbow up or could take the flat part of her hand and just push the face away gently. Any other thoughts? " For more EAAT Instructor resources and education visit www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com Want your question featured on this series? Email them to saebra.p@hooffallsandfootfalls.com
10:18
January 29, 2020
"My student is nonverbal...how do they ask the horse to walk"- Ask an Adaptive/Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor(#3)
Ask an Adaptive Riding Instructor is a mini-series answering questions submitted from instructors all over the globe! In this episode I answer the Question: "How do you get the horses to walk on if the student is nonverbal without a horse leader? " For more EAAT Instructor resources and education visit www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com Want your question featured on this series? Email them to saebra.p@hooffallsandfootfalls.com
05:32
January 22, 2020
A policy change that saved an EAAT Program OVER $6k in one year!- Instructor Chats
Can you guess what policy change saved a center OVER $6,000 in one program year? Join in during the chat to hear: - What the "old" policy was and why it was not working any longer - The research and thought process that took place to develop a new policy - How the new policy was implemented - Results of the new policy that was implemented For more EAAT Instructor resources and education visit www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com Want your question featured on this series? Email them to saebra.p@hooffallsandfootfalls.com
41:15
January 21, 2020
Tips for a Successful Certification for Therapeutic Riding Instructor- Instructor Chats
Are YOU testing for the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification soon?   Are you a MENTOR to someone going through this process and want to set them up for success?   Then this Instructor Chat is for you!!!!   I will be giving you some of my tried and true top tips to prepare yourself (or your mentee) for certification and set yourself up for success.   These tips come from years of experience with the CURRENT (not the new pilot for the credential) Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification process and experiencing it from multiple aspects:  As a registered level candidate  As host site representative and seeing hundreds of people go through the process.   As a mentor and guiding over two dozen instructors through the certification process.   As an Evaluator for the Registered process.   If you missed the capital letters up there that were a hint... we will be talking about the current PATH Intl. Registered Level certification process. I will not be broaching the topic of the new CTRI process....if you have questions about that ask the PATH Office.  Original recording date: February 2019   This video does not necessarily reflect the views of the PATH Intl. main office. I was not paid, endorsed, or asked by the organization to produce this video.    This video was done independently on my own time as a way to share information with those looking to pursue certification    Helpful Links: HoofFallsandFootfalls.com   PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Certification Information:  https://www.pathintl.org/40-resources/certification/931-tri-certification
1:59:40
January 21, 2020
Weight Limits and Weigh-ins - Instructor Chat
Hang on tight…we’re going to talk about a hot topic: Student Weight Limits and Weigh-ins.  (Weight Limits 0:00- 21:15) (Weigh-ins 21:51-end)  Establishing a weight limit policy can be difficult….enforcing that policy consistently even harder.  Saebra will discuss her thoughts on this topic and offer suggestions on:  Setting weight limits for our equines  Factors that may impact weight limits  Starting or modifying a weight limit policy  Weigh-ins…should you do them?  Link to HF&FF Blog on Weight Limits: https://hooffallsandfootfalls.com/wei... Link to study mentioned in video: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/f... Learn more about Hoof Falls & Footfalls: www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com
45:38
January 19, 2020
"Should sidewalkers help a student use their legs to cue the horse?" - Ask an Adaptive/Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor(#1)
Ask an Adaptive Riding Instructor is a mini-series answering questions submitted from instructors all over the globe!  In this episode I answer the Question: " I have a girl who is in a wheelchair and she can wiggle her feet. To get the horse to go I have seen another instructor have the volunteer sidewalkers help her squeeze the horse. My line of thinking is can she [independently] kick the horse physically to move on? It's not something she would naturally do ans she can only wiggle her feet. If I teach this student, would I want to have them do something that they probably won't be doing for themselves? "  For more EAAT Instructor resources and education visit www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com Want your question featured on this series? Email them to saebra.p@hooffallsandfootfalls.com
08:22
January 19, 2020
"My student won't keep her knee bent!"- Ask an Adaptive/Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor(#1)
Ask an Adaptive Riding Instructor is a mini-series answering questions submitted from instructors all over the globe!  In this episode I answer the Question: "I have a rider who doesn't bend her knee so that her foot is under her knee so to speak. It's more by the shoulder of the horse. I tell her to "bend your knee" and it works. Another instructor thought it might be due to longer stirrups. I'll check it out next week but it's [the straight knee] a consistent thing. Any thoughts?"   For more EAAT Instructor resources and education visit www.HoofFallsandFootfalls.com Want your question featured on this series? Email them to saebra.p@hooffallsandfootfalls.com
08:15
January 19, 2020