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Winslow Registered Instructor Training Courses

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This Winslow course will prepare the candidate for national certification as a North American Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA) Registered Instructor.

The educational portion of the course runs for 8 weeks, meeting once a week for three hours of instruction, both in the classroom and in the riding arena. Coursework will cover a full range of topics required for certification: Cognitive and physical disabilities, work with youth at risk, sensory integration, autism, the therapy horse, safe handling of horses and riders, how to teach an effective lesson, ethics and professional standards, adaptive equipment and lesson planning.

The second part of the course is the Practical Teaching Experience. Candidates will work with a NARHA Registered Instructor to set goals and create lesson plans for a group of Winslow riders. As your skills grow and develop, you will take on more and more responsibility for teaching the group, working with volunteers, and handling the horses.

Included in this Winslow Course: NARHA requires each candidate to volunteer for 25 hours and to also perform supervised teaching for 25 hours. Winslow will provide this for you and additional teaching time can be offered if the candidate or Winslow staff deems it necessary for Certification.

On-site NARHA Certification is offered at Winslow several times each year. Maximum participants:12 Cost: $400 for 75 hours of training.

Please Note: Winslow requires all participants to take a Riding Assessment Exam prior to signing up for the training. This helps insure that participants have the necessary qualifications for successful completion of the NARHA On-site exam. Cost $50.

For more information contact Winslow at (845) 986-6686.

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