What does it mean to have a PATH International Certified Instructor?
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies, for individuals with special needs. The P.A.T.H. community is very strong, there are around 4,800 certified instructors and equine specialist serving nearly 69,000 people. P.A.T.H. instructors are held to a high standard with knowledge and educational background including equine management, horsemanship, riding instruction, teaching methodologies and disabilities. To become a P.A.T.H. instructor a person must complete the P.A.T.H. international training, testing, workshops, and certification while maintaining current on their continuing education. P.A.T.H. is the credentialing organization for accrediting centers and certifying instructors and equine specialist. To find out more information on P.A.T.H. International check out their website at www.pathintl.org