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Brown Pony Series Book Two: Risk Management and Safety in Hippotherapy, illuminates ten years of research both published and unpublished that has been completed by the author on safety and managing risks when combining horses and people with disabilities in a therapy milieu.
This book is for therapists, riding instructors, facility owners, horse owners, trainers, family members, physicians, insurers and all stakeholders who are concerned about the risks associated with horses.
The insights will help to guide your decision-making in your own work with horses. You won't want to miss the valuable information provided in each chapter!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This book was updated on September 1, 2017 with a summary of the safety data collected from a ten-year study that ended January 15, 2017. You'll find this information in the section titled Appendix II.
Rebecca Cook is an Occupational Therapist and Equine Professional with over 30 years of experience in the arena. She has authored 12 Steps to Integrity With Your Horse, Saddle Fit Simplified, and is also the author of The Brown Pony Series.
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
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 placings 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.
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About the Author
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."