Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship
NARHA Premier Accredited Center
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine; The People-Pet Partnership
"The joy of sitting astride and controlling a horse is an empowering experience for an individual with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. PATHs mission is to provide recreational, therapeutic horseback riding for people with these challenges. Horseback riding gives individuals with disabilities a chance to strengthen and relax muscles, increase joint mobility, and improve balance, posture, and coordination in a way that makes learning fun and interesting. Acquiring these skills fosters the development of confidence and self-reliance while riders learn the basics of caring for a horse. PATH is accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) (previously North American Riding for the Handicapped Association [NARHA]). PATH benefits not only the riders and their families, but also the community members and the WSU students and staff who volunteer their time and talents to make this program a success.
PATH offers weekly classes for people with disabilities. If you live in the area and would like to be part of PATH (as a rider or as a volunteer), please give us a call at (509) 335-7347."