Student Medical History
The Student Medical History and Permission Form is required in therapeutic horseback riding to collect enough medical information to keep the client safe. There are important points to document on this form such as; ensuring tetanus shots are up-to-date, ensuring special case contraindications to horseback riding are recognized, communicating information regarding allergies and seizures, etc. There is also a place to state the specific medical diagnosis of the client and a general medical condition list that helps RideAbility to make good decisions regarding activities. The medical permission statement needs to be signed by a doctor and indicates that all known and pertinent medical information is recorded on this form.
The Student Medical History form must be updated annually, including validating the form with a new signature by a doctor.