PATH Intl. Conference Re-imagined! 

Prior to the pandemic and the subsequent canceling of the PATH Intl. Conference, the association had selected exceptional sessions from almost 100 abstracts submitted by international-quality experts. PATH Intl. never lost sight of the importance of making this valuable education available to members. 

As a result, in lieu of the international conference, this year PATH Intl. will provide three different webinar series through fall 2020 and winter 2021. Each series will feature a unique area of focus and will be presented by the experts whose abstracts were chosen for the international conference. The choice of series will include program (September), disability (October) and administrative (January). Each five-week series will include one webinar per week and require no travel!

Enticing presentations from the September series include:

"Conditioning the Therapeutic Horse for Longevity and Success!" with Christine Skelly
In today’s situation with quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many therapeutic riding programs have horses on breaks. While downtime can be beneficial both mentally and physically, a horse begins losing cardio-conditioning in as little as two weeks; by 12 weeks of downtime, a horse has lost most of their fitness associated with exercise. Attendees will explore evaluating a horse's body condition score for health and performance and how to develop a sports-specific exercise conditioning program for a therapeutic horse.

"Exploring Sensory Processing" with Susan Rehr
Explore how sensory processing affects learning, attention, behavior and skill acquisition. Attendees will gain an understanding of the connection of sensory processing to lesson planning, rider behavior and the acquisition of horsemanship skills.

Registration will open in August. Click here for updated session offerings and registration details.

Questions? Email education@pathintl.org.

About PATH Intl.:
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International(r) (PATH Intl(r).) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 873 member centers, nearly 69,000 children and adults, including more than 6,700 veterans, may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. Therapeutic horsemanship at member centers may include hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are nearly 62,000 volunteers, 4,776 instructors, 7,943 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers.

For more information, contact:
Cher Smith
Communications Specialist
(800) 369-7433, ext. 123

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