Superb Education at Your Fingertips with the PATH Intl. Webinar Series 

In lieu of the in-person PATH Intl. Conference this year, the association is providing 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 three series are program (September), disability (October) and administrative (January). Each five-week series will include one webinar per week. Since travel has always been an extra--albeit worthwhile--expense, this year's conference series is even more attractive with no travel required!

The first series begins September 9th. Enticing presentations 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.

"Turn That Frown Upside Down: A Rhythmic Approach to Calming the Body" with Robert Jeffers

From years of experience talking with parents who were worried about their child’s high energy, lack of focus or impulsivity, this presentation is rich in practical activities. Learn how unmounted activities can allow clients to regulate their emotions and impulse control while giving caregivers the tools and knowledge of the importance of co-regulation.

The first webinar is only a little over a week away. Reserve your spot now! Click here for more information and to register.

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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