Getting to Know Walk On
The name behind Walk On Farm was named after the command, "Walk On". This term is used by the participant to have the horse move forward in a therapeutic riding lesson.
- Marion L. May
It all started in 2006.
Answers to some of your questions
Yes, Walk On utilizes several important safety practices:
• Each horse is screened to ensure the appropriateness of both the quality of movement and a good working temperament.
• Walk On enforces a number of policies including limiting horse work hours and limiting the amount of weight they carry.
• Instructors are PATH Int’l (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International) certified and adhere to the guidelines set by PATH.
• When working with the horse, all participants wear safety helmets.
• All participants are evaluated by a licensed Occupational Therapist prior to starting lessons, and the lesson plans are written specifically for each participant. Every rider has different protocol, which could be anywhere from completely independent riding to riding with a horse leader multiple side walkers.
• Walk On is a PATH member center and follows their policies, including the mandatory use of ASTM-SEI approved helmets when on or near horses.
• Walk On encourages all participants to purchase their own helmets, for obvious health and safety purposes. Consult with the instructor regarding appropriate and approved safety helmets available.