This week I created a new game for one of the therapeutic riding classes I teach. The game can be played a few different ways depending on the skill level of the group you are teaching. The pictures making up the game are all equestrian equipment and can help students learn to identify equipment used during grooming and tacking or riding lessons. The game is made of master sheets and smaller matching pictures. The master sheets can be used to help guide the students to find the corresponding smaller picture. When the smaller pictures are hung on the wall or arena fence or placed in buckets on barrels they can be used to reinforce halting skills. Students are to halt when they see the matching picture or halt at each barrel and search for the match. If they overshoot or undershoot their halt it is a good teaching moment for the student to understand that some horses need more preparation for the halt and some respond easily and need less strong aids for halting.
On the back of the smaller matching pictures are three directions.
These directions are color coded. Some students will only complete the blue directions, others may complete the brown or green and some may complete all three in a mini-obstacle course. This allows for a lot of flexibility in use of the game for a variety of levels of riders, groups and skill levels.
Materials needed: sheets were made in Microsoft Office Word, color printer, address labels, laminating sheets, laminator, scissors, bag or clip to keep all pieces together.