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Professionals. Horses. Transformation.Ensuring Excellence and Changing Lives.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is committed to the advancement of equine-assisted services for lifelong impact.

Professionals. Horses. Transformation.Ensuring Excellence and Changing Lives.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is committed to the advancement of equine-assisted services for lifelong impact.

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Hope, growth, and  community.

PATH Intl., a federally registered 501(c)3, leads the advancement
of professional equine-assisted services by supporting our members and stakeholders through rigorously developed standards, credentialing and education.

Opportunities for families and caregivers

PATH Intl. links participants to centers, resources, and connections. Start by exploring the different services to find which best suits your needs.

Therapeutic/Adaptive Horsemanship

Related to the broad area of horsemanship, equine professionals may offer four distinct non-therapy services that are adapted from traditional equine disciplines of horseback riding, driving, and vaulting. These include adaptive equestrian sport, adaptive riding or therapeutic riding, driving and interactive vaulting.

Equine-Assisted Learning

Related to the broad area of learning, specially trained or certified professionals may incorporate horses in three distinct non-therapy services: equine-assisted learning in education, equine-assisted learning in organizations and equine-assisted learning in personal development.

Therapies Incorporating Equines

Related to the broad area of therapy, licensed therapy professionals may incorporate horses in five distinct therapies: counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy and speech-language pathology.

Equine-Assisted Services for Veterans

PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® assists military personnel and veterans through services provided by PATH International members and by providing leadership and guidance for equine-assisted services. Veterans of any age, branch, war or area of conflict can benefit from the program.

Careers

Pursue your dream.

Whether you want to make a difference in people’s lives, work with horses or find your passion, you can discover opportunities at a PATH Intl. Member Center.

News & events

Save the date for the
2022 PATH Intl. Conference

October 28 - 30, 2022

Save the date for the 2022 PATH Intl. Conference. This conference, the first in-person annual since 2019, will be in St. Louis, MO, October 28 – 30, 2022.


Registration info coming soon!

I belong to PATH Intl. because I love seeing the difference a connection with a horse can make, and I'm excited to be a part of that.
– PATH Intl. Member

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