Tally Up: Companion Book to the Brown Pony Series

Tally Up: Companion Book to the Brown Pony Series

by Rebecca Cook


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If you compete against others, you become bitter, but if you compete with yourself, you become better.

This book is not just about blue ribbons but creating a winning attitude in kids too!

Tally Up was designed for youth riding instructors, 4-H horse leaders, parents, therapeutic riding instructors and those who teach equine skills in the areas of Showmanship and Horsemanship.

It is comprised of ready made forms that you cut out and use for evaluating horse show performance in a practical and non-judgemental way. Scored forms are helpful to organize and communicate lesson planning and measure progress when you practice at home.

Cut out pages of a book? YES! That is the design for this practical work. 55 scoring forms are included for your personal use!

The ultimate goal of Tally Up is to empower kids to understand the steps of success and develop the life skill of becoming competitve with themselves as they strive towards excellence and earning their blue ribbons!

A section on determining the level of independence of therapeutic riding clients is also included. This section was previously published by the author in a NARHA (now known as PATH Intl.) Instructor Voice Newsletter.

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503290617
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Cook is a lifelong horse woman, licensed Occupational Therapist, and certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist with over 20 years of 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 was a 4-H horse leader for many years and is still involved with the 4-H program, teaching classes for Michigan State University Extension 4-H Proud Equestrian's Program.

She and her husband have six horses and Rebecca currently enjoys a variety of horse activities including pleasure driving, foxhunting and trail riding. She has 20 years of past experience showing in halter, showmanship, pleasure and equitation riding events, trail, dressage, jumping and driving.

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