My daughter is 7.5. She is not in a therapeutic riding program, BUT riding is definitely therapeutic for her! She is diagnosed with Tourette's Plus (the plus being anxiety and OCD) she also is highly physically and emotionally sensitive with sensory issues.
This is her third year riding (spring-fall) and she is prepping for a couple of schooling shows in the lead line class for building confidence, so her lessons are very focused and she is working on her form, but becoming frustrated with slow progress.
So we are doing a part-board for the next 6 months with the horse she usually rides (Dancer, 22 yo QH cross, very strong minded old lady!). Twice a week we have time to do whatever we want... so I am looking for activities and games we can do and play to build confidence and the relationship/ bond with the horse (along with the tacking, grooming etc.).
We can use the ring, low jumps, barrels etc. as well as trails and the road and the coach/ owner is wide open to us being creative!
I figured you would be the best folks to help me find activities that are fun, motivating and helpful!