PATH International Programs


Therapeutic Riding  

At HorseBuds TRC, therapeutic riding is offered in a farm environment. Classes are taught by a PATH Intl. Registered Riding instructor that uses riding and other equestrian activities, farm animals and fun to benefit the bodies, minds and spirits of people with disabilities. Enhanced muscle tone, and increased strength and balance are just some of the benefits enjoyed by participants of therapeutic riding. 

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Wild about Horses 

In this Equine Facilitated Learning program riders will explore communication, taking risks, and conquering their fears through knowledge and preparation. They will learn horsemanship from the ground to the saddle, and also, groom and tack up their horses. Responsibility, team-work, and the concepts of establishing trust and respect with the animals and people will be taught while learning about the emotional and physical needs of animals. Behavioral and anxiety problems take on new perspectives as the focus is with the animal and the participant relationship. Some of the diagnosed challenges addressed are anxiety, PTSD, ODD, ADD, ADHD. This program is conducted by a PATH Advanced instructor.

Wild About Veterans

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An Equine Experiential Learning program conducted by a PATH Intl. registered instructor with a ESMHL certification. (Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning) Riders will have a safe environment to explore the world of horses and the challenges and joys that animals bring to our lives. Whether you have a physical disability or have experienced trauma and have been dealing with PTSD, the program will be tailored to meet your needs with no pressure to ride unless you are ready. We at HorseBuds TRC appreciate your service to our country and want to offer you a stress-free environment in which to explore your horsemanship potential.

Riding through Grief 

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"Riding Through Grief” was a pilot program in 2016 specifically for children between the ages of 6 to 17 who were working through grief and loss. It was a time for reflection while enjoying farm animals, and experiencing time with horses or on horseback. 

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