The unpredictability of the horses teaches self-control and self-awareness to the students. Horses are the diagnostic tool to the mental and emotional state of the group. Completing the task with different horses is the practicum class for personal biases, appropriate use of force for a situation, leadership, communication skills, environmental awareness, self-evaluation skills before during and after a critical incident. The task and rules are established by the instructor. Students collaborate on how to complete the task. Guidelines and consequences are established by the students for broken rules. Students evaluate their ability to complete the task. They work on refining the strategy to do the task again. The quicker they complete the task the more control they have physically and mentally. There is a writing assignment for students to help them transfer what is happening in the arena to the job and home. A self evaluation survey is done at the start and end of class. The survey shows the students' ability to accurately self-evaluate. The goal is to accurately self-regulate before, during, and after a call, reducing PTSD and stress. Text Donna at 316-641-4403.
20 to 30 students with 1 instructors
Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Law Enforcement
Command & Leadership, Community Relations, Decision Making, Professional Development, Use of Force
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