As a PATH Intl. Member, please take advantage of the discount offers listed below. Make sure when you contact them, you have your membership number ready!


equispa logo greenEqui-Spa is a pioneer of spa quality, premium horse-care products formulated from natural ingredients and aromatic plant essences. The Equi-Spa grooming range combines the healing power of nature, and the principles of aromatherapy to benefit horse, rider, and the environment.

Equi-Spa will offer a 10% discount to PATH Intl. Members an Center Members. We look forward to hearing from you!

HERD instituteBelong in The HERD! 

The HERD Institute® offers training and certifications in the art of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning. Founded on experiential learning principles and academic excellence, our training is offered with CE approval by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and CEU approval by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Our Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Certification comprises of 5 in-person modules held in Orlando, Florida. Our Equine Facilitated Learning Certification is offered through 2 online modules and one in-person module, available at various locations across the US and Canada. 

Our programs are designed to be accessible and affordable. We are pleased to announce our affiliation with PATH International to offer a 20% discount on our certification programs for all PATH Intl. members. For more information, and to apply, please visit

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Technology has come a long way since metal horseshoes were invented about 1,000 years ago. Cavallo Hoof Boots are made with state-of-the-art, shock-absorbing materials in physiologically advanced designs – to provide comfort, stability and safety for both you and your horse. Your PATH Intl. Membership entitles you to 50% OFF Cavallo Branded products at any time. Cavallo wants to thank you for all the great work you do! Give them a call at 1-877-818-0037 if it’s time for a new pair of Hoof Boots!



Stable Management

Stable Management magazine is pleased to partner with PATH Intl. to offer all member centers and certified instructors a free subscription to the print magazine starting now! You will receive your first issue toward the end of May. Stable Management was purchased by Active Interest Media (publishers of EQUUS, Horse & Rider, Practical Horseman, and many others) in 2013 as a website ( It is now a twice-a-year print publication they hope will grow into more issues per year.

Stable Management is focused on the business of owning and running a horse farm or stable. In 2014 Certified Horsemanship Association chose Stable Management magazine as their official publication so their members could have access to the quality equine business education the magazine delivers. PATH Intl. is now excited to be able to extend to its members the same wealth of information. We hope you will find the magazine helpful and interesting as you navigate through the day-to-day business of equine-assisted activities and therapies. We look forward to your feedback!  

We also invite you to visit, where there are new articles and industry news posted daily. If you'd like, you can even choose to sign up for their free weekly and monthly electronic newsletters.


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Free webinars for members interested in learning more about this easy-to-use process are available by request. Through these sessions, member centers will see the wide range of services that can be tailored to meet their unique needs. All centers need to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a session to be scheduled.


Equestrian Professional

Horse professionals who are members of PATH Intl. receive a 10% discount on all membership plans for Equestrian, the Horse Business Site. In order to take advantage of these discounts, click here and you will be automatically directed to a sign up page that reflects your special discount!

What is Equestrian

As horse professionals, they know that the business of horses can be incredibly challenging. So how do you balance your love for horses and your clients with the hundreds of details required to start, run, and grow a successful business?

Imagine a place where you can get personal advice from experienced professionals and experts who truly understand the horse business, enjoy VIP access to a unique support system designed specifically for horse professionals.

It doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or you're a well-established owner with years of experience. A membership at will show you how to attract the best customers, make more money, retain top talent, inspire loyal staff, stay on track to achieve your equestrian career goals, and most importantly keep you loving the business of horses...100% Guaranteed.

Click here for more information about benefits of Equestrian


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National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA)

NTRA-logoThrough an agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, PATH Intl. Members are entitled to special savings on products used for equine farms, businesses or personal use. To enroll and enjoy the benefits, call (866) 678-4289 or visit

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The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Standards for Certification and Accreditation details voluntary standards for the equine-assisted services (EAS) field, precautions and contraindications to therapeutic riding, a glossary of industry terms and sample forms.

Business and Administration Standards

PATH Intl. Business and Administration Standards cover:

  1. Organizational structure
  2. Insurance requirements for centers
  3. Registration requirements and policies
  4. Staff, volunteer and participant orientation
  5. Staff and volunteer training
  6. Participant paperwork, such as health history, contact information
  7. Policies on helmet usage and equipment safety

Facility Standards

PATH Intl. Facility Standards cover:

  1. Facility maintenance
  2. Safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, emergency phone/numbers, first aid kits
  3. Facility accessibility policies
  4. Stable and stall maintenance
  5. Tack and equipment maintenance and storage
  6. Arena maintenance, equipment placement and footing

Equine Welfare and Management Standards

PATH Intl. Equine Welfare and Management Standards cover:

  1. Equine screening and evaluation policies
  2. Equine training and conditioning procedures
  3. Evaluation of equine welfare
  4. Basic equine care, such as feed charts, health records and shelter

Activity Standards

PATH Intl. Activity Standards cover mounted, driving, interactive vaulting and ground activities:

  1. Certification requirements for the specific activity
  2. Standards specific to the safety and equipment in each activity

Service Standards

PATH Intl. Service Standards cover equestrian skills and medical/mental health (includes physical therapy utilizing equine movement and counseling therapy utilizing equines as part of a treatment strategy:

  1. Initial evaluation of participant and progress notes
  2. Medical/mental health:
    1. Professional licesure/certifications of medical/mental health professional in a session (OT/PT/SLP therapists in an equine environment and/or counseling incorporating interactions with equines
    2. Training of personnel and supervision required in a PT/OT/SLP or counseling session
    3. Initial evaluation of participant, progress notes and treatment plans


PATH Intl. Guidelines outline best practices for circumstances outside of PATH Intl. Standards. PATH Intl. has guidelines on adaptive tack, alternate helmet usage and the American with Disability Act and a PATH Intl. Member Center.

Precautions and Contraindications

Knowledge of current precautions and contraindications to equine-assisted activities is essential. The presence of a precaution requires additional investigation, such as contacting the physician, therapist or mental health professional before accepting a participant into a program. It may also require modification of the program, additional equipment and re-evaluation at regular intervals to ensure the appropri¬ateness of the program. PATH Intl. Instructors should stay within the scope of their practice, knowledge and experience when accepting participants into their programs and consult with appropri-ate professionals when determining who is appropriate for participation in what type of equine-assisted activities.

The presence of a contraindication makes this activity inappropriate. Few contraindications are clear-cut. A contraindication may be permanent. For instance, some activities may never be appropriate for certain participants due to safety or health concerns. A contraindication may be temporary. Activities may only be contraindicated until appropriate conditions exist at a center or until a participant’s health condition improves enough to make participation safe. If a particular activity is contraindicated, alternative equine activities may be explored. For example, if riding is contraindicated, driving or unmounted sessions may be appropriate and beneficial.




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