Horse Boy Method Workshops - LIVE

Below are details on the courses we offer as LIVE WORKSHOPS. If you would like to check out and participate in our ONLINE COURSES, please click here for details.

Horse Boy trains Equine Professionals as well as non-riders (usually therapists, parents or carers) in Horse Boy Method. Completion in the courses below qualifies participants to be listed in our Practitioners and Tribes section of our website. To find a location please click here. To learn more about levels and requirements to become an Independent Practitioner or Independent Horse Boy Tribe, please click here.

Horse Boy Learning and Method are eligible to give PATH INTL. continuous education credits. Other groups are eligible for continuous education credits as well. Please check in with us to see if you might get continuous education for your professional organization.

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Who should take Horse Boy Method 1?

No Horse Experience - No Problem: Non riders can participate in the theory part of the workshop and audit/observe the ridden exercises.

Cost:

    • $495 for Riders and Handlers (costs for workshops at locations other than Elgin, TX may vary; price includes Evaluation for praticipants that decide to become Horse Boy Method Practitioners)
    • $225 for non-riders ($150 day 1 and $75 day 2)

After completing this course as Rider/Handler participants are eligible to apply to become a Basic Independent Horse Boy Practitioner and offer Horse Boy Sessions. Please check this page to learn more about requirements for Independent Practitioners.

People that might be interested:

  • Therapeutic riding instructors
  • Riders with an interest in Autism
  • Parents, siblings, friends and family of children or adults with Autism
  • Teachers
  • Speech, Occupational and other Therapists
 
 

Upcoming HBM1 workshops

Workshops in Elgin, TX are part of a two week long workshop packages hosted at New Trails.

*Also this week Horse Boy Method 2 (see below), Movement Method 1 & 2, Stress Free Dressage

Travel & accommodation details for Elgin, TX

 

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In this 2 day workshop we cover our proven system of preparing a safe, sound and fit back-riding horse that you can rely on when working with children with autism. 

It is important that you follow a system of lunging, in hand and ridden work to ensure safety of everybody involved. 

This course goes step by step into how to make your horse a back-riding horse. This system works for any type of horse and you will see us working here with backyard cowponies, Warmbloods, Iberians and crosses in between. 

  • Cost: $495 / $250 for non-riders
  • Requirement: HBM1 taken previously
  • 2 day workshop
  • Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course.
  • To complete the course and earn the 1 Star Horse Boy Practitioner accreditation please follow the Evaluation Phase steps listed on our Practitioner Requirements page. 
 
 

Upcoming HBM2 workshops

Workshops in Elgin, TX are part of a two week long workshop packages hosted at New Trails.

*Also this week Horse Boy Method 1 (see above), Movement Method 1 & 2, Stress Free Dressage

Travel & accommodation details for Elgin, TX

 

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In this 5 day course you will hone your observation skills and learn how to create kinetic learning activities that are specific to a child’s interest and passions. You will also learn how to create long and short term goals for a child, in collaboration with their parents, and design strategies to achieve these goals. In addition you will learn everything you need to know to be able to run playdates safely and successfully. Topics that will be covered in-depth include finding the right volunteers, creating your own tribe, managing parental expectations, orientations and cancellation policies and financials. Horse Boy Method 3 involves the opportunity to work directly with children on the autism spectrum under the supervision of a Horse Boy Method expert.

  • 5 days at New Trails in Elgin, Texas ($1150)
  • Requirement: Horse Boy 1 & 2 participated as rider or handler.
  • Requirements for riders & horse handlers: must have at least 5 years of horse experience. Must be able to judge horse’s moods. Must be able to keep children and adults safe around horses. Sound horsemanship skills. Preferably experience in disciplines like roping, polo, eventing, jumping, hunting, dressage at 2nd level or higher.
  • Participants receive a certificate of participation to complete the course please check our Practitioner Requirements page.
  • Participation and completion will qualify you to become an INDEPENDENT 2 STAR HORSE BOY PRACTITIONER after completion of the Evaluation Phase of this course. 
  • Can advertise to run one family "Horse Boy Sessions" or multi-family "Horse Boy Playdates" once certified.

Upcoming HBM 3 workshops

Upon request. Horse Boy Method 3 courses are always Friday through Tuesday. It is possible for non-Practitioners that have previously taking HBM 1 & 2 to take this course, however we strongly suggest that you first apply the methods learned in HBM 1 & 2 before you participate in HBM 3

Travel & accommodation details for Elgin, TX

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This course is for very advanced riders only. It is about how to train the Terra a Terre into a horse and how to optimize the Rule Based Games at the canter. 

To keep somebody else's child up there safe is a lot of responsibility. You will get the best results with children usually at the canter, but you cannot sacrifice your or their safety just to get a canter. 

Because of that we will ask you to jump a 3' course as part of the workshop. This will show us that you have a certain level of independent seat and are most likely able to make the right judgement calls to keep a child safe up there with you at a canter. 

 
 

Upcoming HBM4 workshops

Upon request. It is possible for non-Practitioners that have previously taking HBM 1,  2 & 3 to take this course, however we strongly suggest that you first apply the methods learned in HBM 1, 2 & 3 before you participate in HBM 4

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Participation and completion as RIDER or HANDLER will qualify you to become an INDEPENDENT 4 STAR HORSE BOY PRACTITIONER
Can advertise that you are running Horse Boy Sessions, Horse Boy Playdates, and independent Camps (can't advertise that you are running official "Horse Boy Camps")

Details coming soon

The Long Ride Home

The long awaited sequel of the Horse Boy.

 

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