Path Intl.

Path International

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)

PATH Intl. was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted services (EAS) for individuals with special needs. Since that time, the association’s work to credential professionals and accredit centers has expanded, as have the categories of individuals served EAS. Through the work of 794 member centers and more than 3,928 professionals credentialed through PATH Intl., 46,629 children and adults, including more than 5,200 veterans, find a sense of health, wellness, a sense of independence and fun through EAS. Member centers range from small, one-person programs to large operations with several credentialed instructors and licensed therapists. In addition to horseback riding, a center may offer any number of EAS such as hippotherapy, carriage driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition and more. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful programs. There are 39,317 volunteers, 5,911 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world making a difference in people’s lives.