Adaptive Horse Riding : Adaptive Horse Riding: Grooming

Adaptive Horse Riding : Adaptive Horse Riding: Grooming


My name is Raeshell Sorensen and I am the
Equestrian Trainer at the National Ability Center. As part of our lessons we have our
riders groom and tack their horses as well as untack after the lesson. We think it is
important for them to create connection with their horses and learn how to do all the things
that are involved with riding a horse. In this lesson they have finished riding and
now they are untacking their horse. We encourage the rider to do as much as they can on their
own. This rider is just learning so the instructor is helping them quite a bit but they first
will usually take off the reins then undo the cinch and take the saddle and the saddle
pad off and we encourage the riders to help as much as possible. You can see this rider
is doing his best to help take off the riders so he can help put everything away. It is
each rider’s responsibility for their animals. It helps them learn the process of taking
care of that animal and many other things.

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