Brown Pony Series: Book Four: The Business of Hippotherapy

Brown Pony Series: Book Four: The Business of Hippotherapy

by Rebecca Cook


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Brown Pony Series: Book Four: The Business of Hippotherapy by Rebecca Cook

The Brown Pony Series Book Four: The Business of Hippotherapy is written for therapists who dream of entering into the arena to combine horses in their professional treatment plan with clients. The book is laid out in a logical manner beginning with a section called "Common Practice", formatted as questions and answers about how other therapists offer hippotherapy. Section two introduces "Getting Started" in hippotherapy by presenting ideas on legal structure and limiting liability. Then practical advice is explored regarding the facility and the therapy horses. Many therapists have difficulty charging clients and the fourth section covers budgeting and fee setting. One caveat of offering treatment in a natural environment with multiple support staff and a living animal inevitably is the risk of therapy cancellations and this topic is presented with multiple years of statistics. Finally, dozens and dozens of business form samples are offered to you in the appendix.

What books are available in the Brown Pony Series?

Book One: Introduction to Hippotherapy

Book Two: Risk Management and Safety in Hippotherapy

Book Three: Considering Hippotherapy in Your Career Plans

Book Four: The Business of Hippotherapy

PLUS ...
Barn Rules: A Companion Book to the Brown Pony Series - A teaching tool of basic barn rules in social stories and pictures for instructors, riders, parents, and volunteers.

Tally Up: A Companion Book to the Brown Pony Series - Checklists created from a task analysis of showmanship and riding skills that can be used to improve understanding of a Judge's class placing's and to provide a foundation of skills to practice for competition. Also, a great breakdown of skills for an instructor to use in lesson planning.

Safe Horse Handling: A Companion Book to the Brown Pony Series - Increase awareness of common sense safety to implement when working around horses. Some of the tips may be inadvertently overlooked until there is an accident. Great for equine instructors, therapeutic riding volunteer training, and equine assisted activity and therapy programs.

Incorporating Games in Hippotherapy: A Companion Book to the Brown Pony Series - Play is the "work" of the child (and the de-stressor of the adult). Play engages the whole person: imagination, emotion, cognition, and engagement, along with the physical skills components of the game activities. Games can build in a reason for completing various ring figures, speed changes, stops and starts. Learn ideas for layering on goal-oriented game activities in a hippotherapy session.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497513488
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Cook is an Occupational Therapist and Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist with 20 years of private practice experience combining horses, people and therapy. She is also a PATH International certified riding and driving instructor, is certified as a PATH International equine specialist in mental health and is a certified Centered Riding Instructor. Rebecca taught the Hippotherapy Business course for Western Michigan University and teaches classes for Michigan State University Extension Proud Equestrian's Program. She has presented her research at every American Hippotherapy Association national conference for the past six years. Rebecca's research on hippotherapy has been published nationally (AHA Hippotherapy Journal issues Winter 2007, Summer 2012, and Summer 2013; and AOTA Press "Enhancing Human Occupation through Hippotherapy") and she has been published internationally through Horses in Education and Therapy International "2011 Annual Scientific Journal of Therapeutic Riding." Rebecca has offered internship opportunities in Occupational Therapy to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level students.

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