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The job of a horse leader in therapeutic riding is to control the horse. Discover the horse leader's job during therapeutic riding with tips from a para riding instructor in this video on therapeutic riding.
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This is Priscilla Faulkner with "Horse Time." The job of a horse leader in a therapeutic riding lesson is an important one. They are the person who's in charge of controlling the horse. The degree to which they control the horse depends on both the therapeutic riding instructor's desires for what they want to accomplish in that lesson, and the client's ability to control the horse independently. They need to be able to pay attention to what the horse is doing, feeling, and what the therapeutic riding client is doing and how they are functioning on the horse, and the instructions of the therapeutic riding instructor. So, they have to balance all three of those needs at one time. So obviously, the therapeutic riding leader needs to be constantly alert, and they have an important job in the lesson. This is Priscilla Faulkner with "Horse Time."