Instructor In-Service Day

Xenophon instructors and staff gathered together on April 30th at the center for a First Aid and CPR review as well as hands on AED training workshop led by retired fire fighter paramedics and hors

20160430_141439e women, Cathy S tralovich and Dena Stephens.

Several hours were spent reviewing specific medical/injury scenarios that could occur at Xenophon dur ing lessons or anywhere else where horses and riders are present.  Instructors shared personal experiences and learned how to handle each situation for the best outcome possible.  A special thank you to Cathy and Dena for sharing their time and expertise!

Following this workshop, Tineke Jacobsen, our on staff Physical Therapist, reviewed safe holds for side walkers to use during lessons, vaulting positions and how to move riders around the horse so that it is comfortable for the rider as well as the horses back.  Thank you Tineke for providing us with this valuable information and thank you to our volunteer Emiley, who was our demo student!20160430_160418