PATH International’s mission is to change and enrich lives by promoting excellence in equine-assisted activities and therapies.
What is PATH International?
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International is a nonprofit organization that was started in 1969 to promote Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) for people with disabilities. PATH Int’l acts as an umbrella organization for therapeutic riding centers by providing accreditation to facilities and certification for instructors. They provide the facilities with standards that must be followed in order to assure quality horse care, program safety and administrative responsibility. Free Rein has been a PATH Int’l Accredited Center since 2001. All of our riding instructors are certified, meaning they have been trained to understand the different disabilities and how to adjust riding lessons and skills to best benefit each individual.