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Hope, healing and horses offered through PATH
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Video by Becky Phillips, WSU Marketing and Creative Services
PULLMAN - The The joy of sitting astride and controlling a horse is an empowering experience for an individual with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities.
Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) program offers recreational riding opportunities for people with disabilities.
PATH is part of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. PATH to Success is an offshoot of PATH especially developed to help children with social/emotional issues.
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.
For more information about PATH, click here.