Our lessons include instruction in all aspects of horsemanship—not just riding. Grooming, tacking, and basic horse care are part of all lessons. Without ground activities, participants miss out on the opportunity to learn important skills, create emotional connections with the horses, and develop stronger student-instructor relationships.
STRC's PATH trained instructors believe in each participant's abilities and have been continually amazed at the gains made during ground lessons. Participants with tactile aversions have touched a horse for the first time, or a student with weakness in one arm has found the motivation to use that weak side when grooming.
In mounted lessons, many of our riders experience the freedom of motion and ability they don't or can't enjoy in other aspects of their lives. Whether mounted or unmounted, our mission is to help students experience the horse's healing power in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) website provides additional information about EAL, EAA and therapeutic horsemanship.