Well organizedspaceand objectsto operatefor children withautism spectrum disorders(butnotonly for them) is veryimportant. It helps the child to focuson a specificactivity, facilitatesdecision making and the learning oftherapeutic riding session protocol.
One part ofthis could be preparingfor theeach one horse the whole setof equipment at the same color.
Leadinga horseis a veryimportant part ofthe therapeutic session. The childlearnsa patience(must to wait for theride)andto proceedaccording to theestablished order. Also this part developsself-confidence of the child.
Therapeutic riding session protocol prepared for the needs ofthe Project HO.R.S.E. includes:
1. Greeting to the horse and the therapeutic team
2. Grooming the horse
3. “Dressing up” the horse (pad, belt, etc.)
4. Horse leading by the child (with the assistance of the therapist) for one or two rounds in the arena
6. Exercises with the child on the horse
7. Dismounting and farewell with the horse and the therapeutic team
8. Horse care
9. Arranging materials (pad, belt, etc.)