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05 March 20 Coaching Through Disabilities

5 Mar 2020

The workshop will include a review of life-changing illnesses and injuries in adults (eg Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, sight loss, spinal damage and head injuries) and discussion about the practical issues of coaching them. From mounting and dismounting, adapting tack, contra-indications to riding and working with therapists, there is plenty to discuss!

It will draw on sports psychology principles about the importance of language and recognition of values and beliefs. The roles of RDA , BD, BEF, and Para Equestrian competition will be mapped out as well as the emerging field of equine assisted learning (EAL). Finally, it will highlight how BHS coaches can engage with local RDA groups and how coaching pathways can build on existing qualifications. Workshop Approach

This one-day, unmounted (6 hours) workshop will cover the topics in an engaging way, drawing on the group’s experience as well as presenting useful information.  There will be a comprehensive workbook and resource guide to take away, and the opportunity to build a network with other local coaches. 

Places are limited to ensure personal attention, so please reserve your place by emailing — We will send you joining instructions and payment details

Counts as CPD for BHS APC's

Cost: £45 for BHS APC's, £50 others


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