Therapy Horse Training 

  

  A and B Ranch not only provides therapy visits we also desire to help others start their own miniature horse therapy programs. Below we have several program options that will assist you in getting started. 

 

These programs are designed to provide the skills and insights needed to develop a relationship with your horse that is balanced, satisfying and fulfilling. You will receive instructions that will give you the knowledge to experience safe outings at various venues within your community. Participants can choose which option for training best fits them.

  

Private Lessons With Your Own Horse

We also offer private lessons to assist you in your therapy horse journey. The progress in these lessons will depend upon the level of training the horse has and the time the handler is willing to commit to training his horse during the week. Completing homework assignments and preforming tasks are essential in reaching a level of competency in order to safely go out into the community.

A miniature horse and his owner taking a lesson with Bonnie

Bonnie will work with you and your horse during each lesson and polish previous tasks as well as move forward to learn new tasks. If you do not pass previously assigned tasks, then Bonnie will go over the task to give you more clarification before you go home to practice.

While it is very tempting to skip over steps, we do not believe that pushing ahead will benefit the horse or handler and we do not move forward until the horse is ready.

Contact us for pricing on our private lessons! 

 

Foundational Workshop Video School

MINITURE HORSE THERAPY FOUNDATIONAL VIDEO SCHOOL -PART 1. LEVEL ONE

 

 

Workshops

We host one and two-day workshops at the ranch during the summer and early fall.

These workshops are designed to increase your skills by following 22 foundational tasks. These tasks will improve your ability to communicate and control your horse by learning how to recognize the horse’s natural instincts and to achieve a balance of correction and connection.

Before going out into the community, it is essential that horse and handler are able to demonstrate a high level of competency in an array of skills and in a variety of environments. Our desire is to help you attain these skills! 

Bonnie instructing an owner and her horse

 

 

 In addition to therapy training, you also will receive instructions on proper feeding and health practices for your miniature horse, as well as tips on bathing, grooming, clipping, and potty training. We will also have resources available to help you find proper equipment for handling, therapy shoes, vests, insurance, and all the things you need to start doing your own therapy visits.  

 

 

 2020 Workshop dates

 

Here is a short video highlighting a couple of the ground manners that will be covered in a workshop.