What is Therapeutic Horsemanship?
Therapeutic Horsemanship is an equine-assisted activity that enhances the cognitive, physical,
emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. It includes both mounted and unmounted activities that provide benefits in health, education, sport and leisure & recreation.
Throughout the world, people enjoy the rewarding benefits of horseback riding and working with a horse. A disability is not a limitation. In fact, experiencing the motion of a horse can be very beneficial because horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait. This allows riders with physical disabilities to improve flexibility, balance, mobility, function and muscle strength. Some other benefits you may see from therapeutic riding include expanded language and communication skills, increased ability to process information (i.e. cognitive skills), enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence, social skills, emotional encouragement and stability.
Partners, set amidst the mountains of Lakeside in the El Monte Valley, is a PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Center offering EAS for people of all ages with a variety of special needs and disabilities.
We provide riding instruction, positive physical and emotional experiences through interaction with horses. Children through adults, with various disabilities, can enjoy the immensely rewarding benefits of being outdoors by participating in therapeutic horseback riding and equine care.
We have very experienced Instructors, who are PATH Certified and have been providing this unique equine experience to those with special needs since 2004. For more detailed information about EAS, visit the web site for PATH International, Inc.