REL 255 Therapeutic Hrsemnshp(ANRHHP)

Prerequisite: HLT 100 (Formerly PEH 100) or permission of instructor.

This course will include readings and discussions about, as well as practice of horsemanship skills (groundwork, respect, basic riding), coupled with acquisition of knowledge about cognitive, emotional, moral and spiritual, physical, and therapeutic benefits of the horse-human relationship. Students will gain experience assisting with therapeutic riding lessons for persons of varying ages and abilities. Expectations of students will include contributing out-of-class hours for two off-campus visits, and to care for horses at the College Farm. Community outreach and service-learning components include working with two off-campus therapeutic horsemanship/riding programs and providing a "Horse Camp," on-campus during the final week of the term.


1 Course Credit