This popular activity is introduced once basic horse handling has been grasped. There are many variations that means this activity can be adapted to people with different abilities. It’s fun, and can easily go at the participant’s pace.
The participant is asked to create an obstacle course to lead the horse through. Equipment is laid out for the participant to build with. Participants are encouraged to get creative.
If participants are unable to create their own obstacle, we will create one for them that’s easily accessible (for wheelchairs and assistants) and assist in leading the horse through with them.
Step 2: Lead the Horse
The participant then leads the horse through their obstacle course. The obstacle course is then varied 2-3 times to see how the changes affect the horse and its reactions.
Step 3: Observe & Reflect
After completing the activity, the participant and facilitator spend time reflecting on what it’s like to take ownership of their creations, working together with the horse as a team and overcoming the challenges.
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