Operation Centaur and Foundation Horsemanship is specifically designed to introduce riders to horses, safety procedures, grooming, leading, groundwork exercises and beginning riding. Each lesson is designed to take knowledge gained from the previous lesson and apply it to a practical use. Students will develop a greater understanding of the principles and application of grooming, horse characteristics and leading techniques, types of saddles and equipment (tack) and riding skills. Every lesson will continue the team building process among horses, students, volunteers and instructors.
Major George W. Paffendorf, KCA, U.S. Army Retired has more than 23 years of military service. After the Army he worked with at-risk youth in New Jersey and retired as the State Director for Youth Programs and Special Initiatives. A lifelong horseman, he is a PATH, Intl certified Riding Instructor, Driving Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) and Mentor and serves on the PATH, Intl Driving Subcommittee. He has completed the PATH, Intl Advanced Veterans Training and is certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) as a Level Two Equine Specialist in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning (EFMHL). He is certified in Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD), is a Special Olympics Equestrian Coach and is a licensed New York City Carriage Driver.
This lecture will provide one continuing education credit (CE) toward PATH Intl. annual certification compliance.
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