Equestrian Tai Chi For Therapeutic Riding Instructors is a four month online training programme, with new modules being added every month.
Equestrian Tai Chi is suitable for a broad spectrum of people, it can be taught to individuals or to groups of any age and to people with differing levels of ability and disability.
Practicing Equestrian Tai Chi is calming and soothing for the nervous system and most people find it enjoyable and relaxing.
Tai Chi has been scientifically proven to help with Autism, Dyspraxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Depression, High Blood Pressure and many other conditions.
A major benefit of learning Tai Chi is how it helps with insomnia.
- Equestrian Tai Chi can be enjoyed by people who like sitting on horseback, but who are unable to, or do not want to ride conventionally.
- Equestrian Tai Chi can also be used as a bridging point to help people get over their fear of horses. When used for this purpose, the exercises may be taught on the ground initially and then, in time, if and when the person is ready, they can be taught mounted.
- There are many people who love horses, but who are physically unable to ride or even sit in the saddle, these people may enjoy some of the benefits of Equestrian Tai Chi and blending with the energy of the horse, when they practice safely in the company of horses.
Feed back that we have received, from people who practiced Equestrian Tai Chi for Therapeutic Riding themselves, or their carers, tells us that many had improved sleep quality, were able to relax more, some found it easier to eat. Others had improved concentration, improved coordination and improved ability to receive instruction. Almost everyone found it calming and relaxing.
On this programme, Therapeutic Riding Instructors will receive instructions of how to practice and teach The Equestrian Tai Chi Form and Equestrian Chi Gung.
- The Equestrian Tai Chi Form is a series of movements that builds to a longer sequence each month, so that month by month you will have more movements to practice.
- The exercises of Equestrian Chi Gung are single movements, which are easy to learn and are repeated multiple times. The rhythmic, repetitive movements of Equestrian Chi Gung help people to recognise the feeling of Chi and the flow of it in their bodies. The Chi Gung exercises lead up to learning The Equestrian Tai Chi Form. They help to build confidence and to get students used to following the flow of movement.
- Each monthly module provides detailed written and audio visual step by step instructions of how to practice and teach The Equestrian Tai Chi Form and Equestrian Chi Gung.
- Guidelines For Practice are provided for criteria to learn and improve. Safety Procedures For Teaching and weekly Suggested Lesson Plans are also provided.
- For those who wish to make this a speciality, a certification process is offered.
Hi! I’m Jenny Pim, I’m the creator of Equestrian Tai Chi®. I’m a Certified Tai Chi Instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain and a Certified Riding Coach registered with Horse Sport Ireland. I also volunteered with the RDAI (Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland) for two years and held a weekly Tai Chi class for Members from the National Could for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) for two years.
Please email me at email@example.com if you’d like information about this course.