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AHA Level II Treatment Principles


This American Hippotherapy Association course is designed for licensed PT’’s, OTs, SLPs, PTAs, OTAs, and SLPA’s and it is strongly recommended that therapists complete 30 hours incorporating hippotherapy as a treatment tool/strategy prior to taking Level II to most effectively benefit from the treatment sessions conducted during the course. Attending therapists must attend all four days of the course to receive a certificate of attendance.

This curriculum is the follow up to AHA, Inc. Treatment Principles – Level I, with an emphasis on atient treatment and more advanced equine knowledge necessary for hippotherapy as an equine discipline.

Lecture, discussion, collaborative work and actual patient treatment occur over 4 days. Subjects include: recognizing desirable conformation, soundness, and movement qualities of the therapy horse; training, conditioning and monitoring of the therapy horse; understanding optimization of the therapy horse for a patient treatment; and safety principles for the therapy horse and environment. The therapist will learn to identify and convey to the horse handler the necessary skills required to produce quality movement when leading, lunging or long lining the hippotherapy horse in patient treatment and understand the need to educate and train staff and/or volunteers who will be working with the therapy horse. Understanding the requirements to maintain a safe, effective and successful clinic program

To enroll in this class please visit:https://americanhippotherapyassociation.org/upcoming-events/

*You can only be enrolled in this course through the AHA website or by contacting the office.

Earlier Event: June 8
Boots on the Boardwalk
Later Event: June 18
LONG LINING FOR THERAPY