What is Adaptive (Therapeutic) Riding?
Adaptive Riding, otherwise known as Therapeutic Horseback Riding, is a riding lesson that is adapted to meet the individual needs of the rider. The goal in an adaptive riding lesson is to teach the rider how to ride the horse as independently as possible. In other words, in adaptive riding, the rider learns to influence the horse. Adaptive riding lessons are conducted by instructors certified through The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH), formerly known as NARHA, who have additional training and knowledge in working with individuals with a variety of needs or abilities.
For more information please visit PATH’s website: http://www.pathintl.org/
Reining Liberty Ranch has a partnership with Therapeutic Riding of Traverse, Up North Therapeutic Horsemanship and Making Strides Therapeutic Services, as well as local instructors currently in training to offer adaptive riding lessons.