Boys Horse Riding HelmetRiding helmet for boys
So what do you do when a kid with autoimmune diseases doesn't have something that's necessary for his or her security? That was the issue of a therapeutical riding centre with a customer, an eight-year-old kid with disabilities. That kid wouldn't be wearing the helmet. No helmet, no horse.
A resolute voluntary worker at the centre, Jon Luke, explains how he asked for it and found a way. It'?s a kid, a horse, a cheerful ending. "I' m volunteering at a horse-riding therapy centre looking for help to get a young autistic young Spanish kid to use a helmet.
We' re gonna have to let him use a helmet, but he keeps taking it off. Did someone have a similar problem and if so, what did you do to make the driver use the helmet? We' re doing what we can, but we're trying to get as much free day for the horse as possible, so we've done most of the helmet work while he's on the horse.
There is little room and we always use two side hikers for certain. They do not talk much English, so it is hard to get them to practise at home, and they are inclined to reverse the process by making him use the helmet - which only makes him take it off more quickly.
So, we think it's just the feeling of something on his mind that's bothering him. We' ve tried to add gold fish cracker to the helmet. It was an easy success; we found bowling more inspiring and could let him wear the helmet up to 15, but we felt that he started to take the helmet off again to make more bowling.
I also modelled with a helmet and put the chinstraps together. We' ve got two young women riding in the centre who know him. We' re planning to start playing the match with the girl to show him how the match works and see if he can teach him how to mark me or the girl for wear.
At some point we will turn the wheels and mark him for carrying his helmet. In order to prolong the carrying period of the young, an expert trainer suggested: For example, it is marked every case it crosses a fencing pole with the helmet. This is something I use very often in riding classes when it comes down to it and the children get along well with it.
There was an outstanding trainer (the centre's owner), great side and leading hikers (including one of Andres*'s favourite side hikers who came back from a few weeks' break) and a new coach who showed up with Andres' mum. With a little luck I began to mark it for interaction with the helmet and put it on.
We' d done this work in earlier lessons; now it became a little more of a play to take it off and put it back on to make a cone. Afterwards, we chose to ride the horse. So we put the helmet on and got it into the horse.
We' ve got some signs inside, but most of the times the helmet came off immediately. Every we took him off the horse and began over. With the helmet we were able to get him into the semitrailer just long enough for him to run the horse away from the flat.
We got some more signs again, but he grabbed the belts quite quickly to remove the helmet. Every single while he took off his helmet, we would stop, take him off his horse, walk him back to the cargo platform and start over. The third or forth times the spell came!
It was interesting that before this meeting he did not seem so interested in sitting or riding a horse. However, on this repeat, when he took off his helmet and we pulled over to take it off, he did not want to get off the horse. Horse riding became the main motivation.
And so we restarted and this one he went even further. His catching-up act became a funny play and his face brightened with a big smile. Since then he just was riding and seemed to totally disregard the helmet. His trainer changed to another job and showed him how to make the horse "continue" by touching the bugle.
It also showed him the show of hands to stop the horse. Then, the match was to be signalled, to bring the horse to me, to stop and to deserve a cone. the hikers would pass me by. André had to run around with the horse again to stop next to me and make a cone.
Then he rides to the T-bar and places the bands on it. He was laid-back at the moment, rode great and smiled more than we had ever seen him before. Combinations of bowling, playing and cheering really seemed to work and kept him away from the helmet.
We' ve finished the riding lesson in the stadium. On the assembly platform we assembled with some passengers wearing their headsets and took a group picture. This is a tutorial clip with videos showing how to use TAGteach in riding lessons: The TAGteach system provides an acoustic alarm to "mark" the child's behaviour at the very point when the behaviour is performed.
An audible alarm is a brief, clear tone generated by a handset (the "tagger"). Immediate, precise feed-back and amplification leads to the baby taking the right actions more often and over a longer period of it.