What do we need to consider when selecting an equine for a participant with additional needs?

This workshop will give an outline of what to consider when choosing an equine for a participant with additional needs, whether from a hippotherapy, therapy riding or therapeutic riding perspective. Conformation, movement, leading, side walking, special tack and useful games and exercises will be discussed. A handout will be available to attendees containing key points and essential information.

 

Presented by

Lynne Munro, MSc MCSP RDAC

Bio: Lynne is a Chartered Physiotherapist, Riding for the Disabled (UK) coach and vaulting coach with many years’ experience of working in hippotherapy and therapeutic riding. Lynne runs two hippotherapy sessions a week, one at Perry RDA in Shropshire and the other at Clwyd Special Riding Centre in North Wales. With a background in paediatric physiotherapy Lynne specialises in working with young children to promote their developmental skills.

Lynne is a tutor on the Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy (CPTRH) course, has presented at previous HETI conferences and in 2017 was involved in delivering national training programmes for RDA (UK) and RDAI. When not involved in equine activities Lynne enjoys Nordic walking and has recently gained an instructor qualification.

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