Therapy Horse Module – Therapy Horse 2

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Equine selection and training are central to the success of our therapeutic horsemanship programs. Join our staff in a conversation about finding the right equine for your program’s needs, training them for their unique roles and maintaining their well-being to ensure longevity in your herd.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes to learn more about equine management in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies programs:

  • Equine Managers
  • Program Directors
  • Therapeutic Riding Instructors
  • Equine Specialists and more….

Course Topics will include:

Day 2

  • Recruiting and selecting the right horses for your program
  • Planning a trial period
  • Tailored training systems to create willing partners
  • Stress control: management techniques for happy horses
  • Life beyond the TR Center

If you choose to do Day 1 – topics covered will include:

  • Strategies for developing, implementing and maintaining health care systems for therapy horses that form the basis for creating willing partners and that exceed PATH standards. These include: hoof care, dentistry, parasite management, biosecurity and infectious disease prevention tactics.
  • Selecting healthy and sound horses for your program – from the ground up: conformation, soundness evaluation, management of chronic conditions that affect performance.
  • Farm and herd management techniques to make the most of your budget and maximize your volunteer resource.
  • Saddle fit, vital signs measurement and conformation evaluations with our herd of therapy horses.


This is the first of two lectures in the Therapy Horse Module of the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course. This lecture can be taken in three different ways:

  • One of the two-day lectures, as a stand-alone lecture for continuing education purposes
  • As part of the 2-day Therapy Horse
  • or as part of the 16-day PATH Intl. Instructor Training Course a component of the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor education process.

If you are unsure as to your educational needs or ambitions, please schedule a telephone conversation with our Training & Education team, prior to signing up.


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