SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2023 LOCATION: Equestrian Center
8:30 – 9am Cowboy Church
Session M 9:15 – 10:15am
M1, Getting It Done Right: How to Reduce Challenging Behavior and Stay Positive Part 1 DE When it comes to managing challenging behaviors, instructors often feel like they have tried everything, and nothing works. Maybe the necessary changes are simpler than they seem. Instructors are often told to “use reinforcement.” Reinforcement is not just rewarding good behaviors. Session participants will learn the basics of behavior and behavior change, the functions of behavior, the ABC’s of behavior (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and how it applies to the challenging behavior being demonstrated by the client, reinforcement vs. punishment, replacement behavior, and positive behavior management systems to further support positive behavior change. Limited to 55 attendees. Brenda Grafton-McCall, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA, PATH Intl. CTRI has been involved in the EAS industry for over 30 years. She is an avid equestrian and judges both classical and western dressage. She is the founder and executive director of Dream a Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship in Leander, Texas, an all-volunteer program dedicated to helping change the lives of others. Brenda works as a BCBA for Positive Behavior Supports Corporation and provides in-home and school support to individuals with special needs ages two years old to adult. Her Ph.D. is in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from TTU. She lives with her husband of 32 years and a slew of fur babies on their farm in Leander, TX.
M2, Equine Facilitated Approach to Relationship Building CE Within equine-assisted services, due to the experiential nature of The SPUR Model games, challenges are created that will encourage development of the body, mind and spirit of an individual. The exercises are designed so that both horse and human are mutually benefited by rapport and fellowship. Session attendees will be introduced to a new approach to relationship building, provided an understanding of the horse and human relationship as it contributes to improving social intelligence, and participate in a demonstration of a game. Johnny & Karen Clark are parents to three biological children. They are known as mom and dad to many more kids they have served and loved over the years. They are Cowpa and Nana to ten grandchildren and they make their home in Glencoe, Oklahoma on their farm.
M3, Kinesiology Taping For Horse Health, Fitness and Performance CR All This presentation will take you through the veterinary perspective of what a horse owner should know about the advances of using kinesiology tape for the physical health and fitness of the horse. We will also look at how freeing their body from pain and soreness allows not only their body to relax, but their mind too. Alison Carroll, RVT has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for 24 years. She and her husband, Dr. Justen Carroll, own Cedar Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Carney, OK. They have several horses at their ranch, where they are used daily to check and work cattle. Alison competes in both team roping and breakaway roping.
Session N 10:30 – 11:30am
N1, Getting It Done Right: How to Reduce Challenging Behavior and Stay Positive Part 2 DE Continuation of session M1. Limited to 55 attendees.
N2, Rotations for Special Education Classes CE Have you wondered what to do with the rest of a special education class while just a few are participating in EAS? The Right Path faced that challenge and created rotations. We took it even further this summer and created a summer program called "Show Me Some Summer Fun" where participants will learn all about horse shows. We use horsemanship activities enhanced with education, working outside, ground skills and literacy. Come listen to staff and volunteers and see how this might enrich your programs. Julie Jones See bio in session B3. Codi Wilkinson See bio in session F3.
N3, Driving the Non-Driver DE, CR **MOVED FROM SATURDAY J2** Driving We know that driving is an excellent fallback for participants that are too unbalanced, too heavy, too gravitationally insecure or any other "toos" for riding. Have you ever considered driving a primary discipline for participants who may never hold a set of reins and learn to stop, start and steer the cart or carriage? What about participants who seek movement and can't get enough on the horse; every time the horse transitions from trot to walk, the rider continues to rock back and forth asking for more. Come hear how cart-driving at the trot impacts the three foundational sensory systems, setting the stage for more optimal arousal, hence, higher learning to occur. Leslie Kirkland founded The Right Path Riding Academy, located in Drumright, OK in 1996. She remains the executive director and continues to serve participants. She is a retired physical therapist with 18 years of experience in that field. Her driving experience beyond the therapeutic arena includes competing in pleasure shows and CDEs. Kirkland navigates life with MS and can no longer ride horses but finds that driving improves her core stability and posture. When not serving at The Right Path, Kirkland can be found enjoying life with her own horses, her husband, and her six grandboys.