The Mediation of the Horse and its Relationship to the Acquisition of Skills
María Belén Franquet i Montufo
Pere Blanco i Felip
*Corresponding author: María Belén Franquet i Montufo email@example.com
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Franquet i Montufo, M. B., & Blanco i Felip, P. (2010). The Mediation of the Horse and its Relationship to the Acquisition of Skills. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 101, 9-18.
Educational mediation through interaction with horses provides a new way of learning, nurturing the integrated development of a person based on their capabilities and transforming them into competences. In this paper we present MWWH (Mediated Work with Horses) as a natural means of developing personal, social, cognitive and physical skills in order to achieve competences that generate complete social integration. Communication routes, the attitude required for a positive, active and creative approach to surroundings, passive or dependent behaviour patterns found in this situation, developing the coordinative qualities required to reorganize knowledge of one’s own body, and perceptive experiences united with the horse’s movements are just some of the interesting possibilities that MWWH broaches.
Received: February 25, 2008
Accepted: June 18, 2008
Published: July 01, 2010
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