PATH Intl. Releases Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Skills Book

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) has released the Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Skills book to provide activities, concepts, and practical guidance for PATH Intl. CTRI® candidates, mentors, equine-assisted services industry professionals and those interested in starting their journey into therapeutic horsemanship.

The new PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) Skills includes mentor discussion point sections to give therapeutic riding instructors-in-training and their mentors specific reflection and discussion topics to help further the candidate’s knowledge and preparation for certification. And “Increasing Your Knowledge” sections, with highlighted PATH Intl. and industry resources, adds to a past, current or future CTRI’s instructing toolbox.

The new PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Skills book is available for purchase in both a print and downloadable version. A highlight of the new digital-download version is its interactivity. Glossary-terms, the table-of contents, and the “Increasing Your Knowledge” activities sections all have clickable links to quickly bring the reader to the right information within the book. This interactive version also includes the ability to create notes right in the book making them readily available all in one place.

Both versions of the PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Skills book are available for purchase through the PATH Intl. online store. Discounted pricing is available for all PATH Intl. Members starting at $129. The skills book is also available to non-PATH Intl. Members. To download your copy today click here. To order the printed version, shipping in early July, click here.

 About PATH Intl.: The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted services (EAS) for individuals with special needs and others. At 794 member centers, more than 46,600 children and adults, including 5,200 veterans, may find improved health, wellness and a sense of pride, independence and fun through involvement with horses. Member centers offer therapeutic horsemanship including riding, driving, interactive vaulting, groundwork and stable management; physical, speech and occupational therapies; mental health services incorporating equines; and coaching and learning programs, among other services. There are nearly 40,000 volunteers, 4,863 PATH Intl. certified professionals, 5,250 equines, and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. Member Centers achieve their health, wellness and learning goals. Through a wide variety of educational resources and certification programs, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful EAS programs. PATH Intl. offers the first and only independently accredited certification program in the EAS industry. The PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification, first accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in 2023, demonstrates the competency of therapeutic riding instructors and adds credibility to the EAS industry as a career path.

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