You have been redirected to this page as we require further information about your medical status before we can finalised your registration.
Wattle Creek Equestrian Centre has a duty of care to all riders to ensure their safety and the suitability of the programs which we provide.
We require each rider with identifiable medical conditions which may or are likely to impact upon their safety when riding fit, competition horses (as nominated in your registration/waiver form) to obtain a further assessment by a medical professional who can advise your suitability and safety for riding the competition horses at Wattle Creek and horse related activities offered by Wattle Creek Equestrian Centre. Please review the Contraindications list below and arrange for the completion of a medical consent form where applicable as part of the registration process.
When providing an assessment, the medical professional should be aware that the horses at Wattle Creek Equestrian Centre are fit, competition horses which are not suited to sudden changes of mood, behaviour, loud or changing noises, tensing of muscles or sudden changes of position that may tend to spook the horses causing a risk to the rider and horse.
The primary purpose of the Medical Consent Form is to have an independent medical practitioner verify that the participant does not have any condition(s) which are a contraindication for undertaking horse riding lessons and activities at Wattle Creek Equestrian Centre. Please note the form is to be completed by an independent medical practitioner, not a family member. This is a confidential document that will be stored securely and accessible to appropriate personnel only for the purposes of intended activities at Wattle Creek Equestrian Centre.
If any compulsory sections are not completed the consent form will not be accepted and we will be unable to continue to process your registration.
Review the list below to determine if a medical consent form is required.
✔ Accepted Contraindications
𑁋 Unaccepted Contraindications
✱ Medical Consent Form Required
|Medical Condition / Contraindications||Riding Lessons|
|Pathological fractures (eg osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bones, osteoporosis, bone tumour)||𑁋|
|Unstable spine(includes atlanto-axial instability, recent spinal injury or surgery, spondylolisthesis and acute disk herniation||𑁋|
|Scoliosis with angle more than 35 degrees||𑁋|
|Tethered spinal cord with symptoms||𑁋|
|Spinal fusion either surgical or non-surgical||✔|
|Chiari malformation (can be present in spina bifida and hydrocephalus||𑁋|
|Excessive weight or obesity||𑁋|
|Medical conditions in acute stages (rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Diabetes)||✔|
|Lack of active head control in sitting||𑁋|
|Excessive, chronic and/or recurring pain, especially as a result of physical activity||𑁋|
|Hip joint degeneration, subluxation and dislocation||✔|
|Open pressure wounds or sores||𑁋|
|Severe allergies or asthma that may cause anaphylaxis reaction (dust, pollen or animal hair).||𑁋|
|NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS / MENTAL ILLNESS|
|Violent or aggressive behaviour or anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol||𑁋|
|Neurodevelopmental disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, autism, and intellectual disability||✱|
|Mental Illness including depression, anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety disorders social anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia.||✱|
Participant Self Assessment
Riders/Caregivers please refer to the the table below to determine if horse riding activities are suitable for the intended rider. To ensure safety for riders, horses and coaches, riders require the skills identified in the green boxes. If the riders fall within the grey boxes, Wattle Creek is not equipped with the skill sets required for this rider and we can provide you with a list of local Equine Horse Therapists in the Brisbane area.
Performs tasks while maintaining equilibrium whilst sitting and without support.
|Performs most tasks while maintaining equilibrium while sitting and standing with support.||Performs tasks while maintaining equilibrium in sitting and standing to complete tasks with some support.||Has difficulty maintaining equilibrium while sitting and standing to complete tasks without support.||Unable to maintain equilibrium in standing and needs full assistance in sitting to complete tasks.|
|Endurance/ Stamina||Maintains effective and focused pace to complete teaks within an allocated time frame.||Maintain an effective and focused pace to complete most tasks within allocated time frame.||Requires some prompting and re-direction to complete tasks within an acceptable time frame.||Has difficulty completing tasks within an acceptable time frame without support.||Is unable to complete activities.|
|Language Skills (receptive and expressive), instruction following||Understands directions given to complete tasks in logical sequence and asks for help when required.||Understands most directions given to complete tasks in a sequence and can ask for help when required.||Understands most directions given to complete tasks in a sequence and can ask for help if required.||Understands directions given but required assistance to complete tasks in a logical sequence. Able to communicate if/when help is required.||Does not understand instructions and cannot ask for help.|
|Functional Capacity and ability to demonstrate accurate and graded movement patterns||Able to use functional movement to work within the task environment to effectively complete tasks.||Able to use functional movement to work within the task environment to complete most activities.||Decreased functional movement of upper limb and body. Difficulty picking up tools and completing tasks.||Has difficulty coordinating upper limb and body movements to pick up tools and complete tasks without support.||Does not exhibit any independent functional movement patterns.|
|Able to use functional movement of upper limb and body parts to effectively reach, grab, twist or manipulate objects to complete tasks.||Able to use functional movements of upper limbs and body parts to effectively, reach, grab, twist or manipulate objects to complete tasks in most situations.||Decreased functional movement ability with difficulty effectively moving upper limb and boy to manipulate tools to complete tasks.||Has difficulty moving upper limb and body to manipulate tools and complete tasks without support.||Does not exhibit any independent functional movement patterns.|
|Attention to task and social surrounding||Recognises appropriate cues and signals to remain on tasks and complete activity safely.||Recognises most cues and signals to remain on tasks and complete activity safely.||Has some awareness of social and visual cues but requires redirection to remain on task.||Has difficulty recognising social and visual cues and requires regular direction to remain in task.||Is unable to recognise cues.|
|Safety Awareness and assessment of work environment||Uses the correct tools and demonstrates awareness of work environment to safely complete activities without assistance||Uses tools and demonstrates awareness of work environment to safely complete most activities without assistance||Needs assistance for safe set up of work environment and to choose the correct tools to use to complete tasks.||Has difficulty identifying correct tools and requirements for a safe work environment.||Nil spatial, social or environmental awareness. Unable to use tools to complete activities.|