A lot has been said about the benefits of therapy work with equines. They help us immensely. Clients with mental and physical challenges have been gravitating to equine programs for years. Therapeutic riding centers have increasing been supported by the mainstream, including insurance companies and generous donors.
PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) has grown to a community of nearly 5,000 certified instructors and 900 member centers. It’s great stuff!
But what about the horses?
What mental and physical compromises do they make as they support these clients?
We talk with Central Kentucky Riding for Hope‘s Toby Cross as well as Josh McElroy to learn more about horses in these programs, their well-being, and safe guards that can ensure their healthy lives.