Equestrian Tai Chi for Therapeutic Riding Instructors is an online program for instructors who teach riding to people with learning disabilities or special conditions such as Autism or Down’s Syndrome.
Equestrian Tai Chi is performed on horseback. It 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.
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.
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 Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) for two years.
If you find this interesting and you think it’s something you’d like to incorporate into your teaching or coaching practice, I’d like to invite you to find out about joining us in Equestrian Tai Chi! Please click below and enter your details and you’ll be sent the information about the Equestrian Tai Chi training for Therapeutic Instructors.