Hello Bob! + 49 Other Interactive Vaulting Games

Have you ever tried to keep six students engaged and happy…with only one horse?

Hello Bob! + 49 Other Interactive Vaulting Games is written for vaulting instructors and coaches who are looking for creative activities besides the vaulting compulsories. It is also an equally valuable tool for instructors of able-bodied and therapeutic riding sessions. In plain, often humorous language Gisela H. Rhodes shares her secrets accumulated during fourteen years of experience with therapeutic riding. Each game features specific information on skills addressed, set-up and materials, and detailed instructions on how to play the game safely for horse and student. A gem of a book!

“Finally, we have a collection of activities that Gisela has used for many years in her vaulting workshops. Some are very simple and others much more challenging – all proven to be very effective, educational and motivating. All of us at Windrush are delighted that this much anticipated book is finally available as a teaching tool. Both, students and instructors will be inspired and will benefit from this work.”

Amanda Hogan, Executive Director of Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, PATHIntl. (formerly NARHA) Master Instructor

“Gisela knows how to keep our students active, engaged, and working on skills in a way that challenges and entertains at the same time. Her activities really help to invigorate and engage the kids; they’re being asked to think and behave in creative ways that are so different from and yet complimentary to the usual school tasks.”

Sheri Chambers, Special Education Teacher, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, Maine

Hello Bob + 49 Other Interactive Vaulting Games, Second Edition Paperback — 75 pages — 28 color pictures — 8 x 10 format —ISBN: 978-0-9801325-2-6

Fitting In – A Horse’s Tale

Book title Fitting In  A Horse's tale

Fitting In is an endearing little book that will immediately strike a chord with children and adults. Although “A Horse’s Tale” is a play on words the truth is at any age we struggle to find our place with Nature, religious groups, political organizations, neighbors and the work to renew and find ourselves.

Kids know this panacea as they try to figure best friends, deal with outsiders and teachers. They draw the boundary in the best way possible in ways to secure their identity and find themselves in a circle of friends and associations. There, the “tale” and adventure begins with Picasso drawing all of us in at any age. Reentry for Picasso is painful, debilitating and requires a brave exit in order to come home again. Acceptance by the other horses did not come easily and only a very few would dare the risks involved. “Fitting In” is not like working pieces of a puzzle, rather it is a process we are all obliged to face in some way daily.

“The photos were amazing ! I knew horses were sensitive but that’s all I knew. What a story for this one animal…and of course, all animals…and all of us…One’s place , ones individuality, and all the valuable unique circumstances which define us as we try to live together…—- beautifully rendered in this book . May it reach far and inspire !”

Doreen Conboy, Filmmaker and Restoration Expert

“This is a stimulating bold adventure led by a team of writers following the horses “tales.” Thank you.”

Fred Lipp, Award winning Author of Children’s Books, Founder of Cambodian Scholarship Foundation

“What a great non-judgmental way to teach children (and adults!) about relationships, our individual differences and mutual acceptance. As a person who grew up in Brooklyn, I have never had any direct experience with horses. So, I found the section describing horses absolutely fascinating — from their eyes to their tails! I have two granddaughters who love and ride horses and I am looking forward to sharing the book with them and talking about it after its been read.”

Lee Junker, previous administrator in Philadelphia’s public mental health system

Fitting In – A Horse’s Tale 54 pages — black&white – glossy photographs – paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9801325-0-2