PATH Intl Certified Riding Instructors, specially trained horses and volunteers work together to provide the highest quality experience for both children and adults with a wide variety of special needs. These may include autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, CP, MS, TBI, developmental or cognitive disorders, hearing or sight impaired and more.
The physical act of riding improves balance, posture, trunk control, spatial awareness, motor function, strength and coordination. Other benefits include increased attention, communication skills, speech and social skills. Appropriate for children ages four years old and up as well as adults. Lessons are typically in a group setting with at least one other rider and held for 30 min weekly. Each rider has the support of a horse leader, two side walkers and a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.