Equine activities under PATH International are used to achieve psycho-educational goals for people with physical, mental, and psychological impairments. The emphasis is to incorporate cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and physical goals into the program plan while teaching adapted riding. The horse is a strong motivator for accomplishing these goals.
EAAT Education at Heaven’s Gait Ranch starts from the ground up. By participating in unmounted activities such as grooming and tacking, individuals learn the basics of horsemanship while building a trusting relationship with the horse. As participants grow more comfortable and confident, they transition from unmounted to mounted activities, such as therapeutic riding.