The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International® (PATH Intl.®) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. At 877 member centers, more than 62,000 children and adults—including 5,500 veterans—may find improved health, wellness, fun and a sense of pride and independence through involvement with horses. As the premier organization advocating for EAAT and providing standards for safe and enabling equine interactions, PATH Intl. celebrates ability, optimism, diversity and a shared love of equines.
Meet Emma Massingale – a true horse lover and adventuress, free-rider Emma is continually pushing the boundaries of the equine and human relationship. Last year, Emma lived with horses, wild and tame, for one month on an island. See www.theislandproject.emmamassingale.com for more information.
This year, Emma is travelling through Scotland with a team of ponies without bridles, saddles or halters; but all the ponies will have on Cavallos! As she says: “My personal ethos <is> No Reins…No Rules…No limits!! Simply for the love of horses!”
Follow Emma’s adventures on her website http://www.emmamassingale.com/ .
We can’t wait to see what Emma chooses as her next project!
Liberated Horsemanship is a growing group of selected experts dedicated to helping people and horses by providing multi-disciplinary, science-based information about the care and use of horses through a variety of mechanisms and services.
ATHRA (Australian Trail Horse Riders Association) was formed way back in 1972 to fill a much needed gap for those people who enjoyed horses, our heritage, the outdoors and camaraderie all encompassed within a non competitive leisure horse pursuit.
The Australian Equine Barefoot Movement (AEBM) Inc. is a non-profit organization with a Mission Statement to help develop and promote the enormous health and welfare benefits of barefoot, natural lifestyle with particular interest paid to hoof care.
The B.C. Competitive Trail Riders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the rapidly growing sport of Competitive Trail Riding in B.C. It is patterned after NATRC (North American Trail Riding Conference) and operates in conjunction with CaLDRA (Canadian Long Distance Riding Association).
Monty Roberts, known as the “Man Who Listens to Horses” has led an extraordinary life. An award-winning trainer of championship horses, best-selling author, Hollywood stunt man, foster dad to 47 children (in addition to three of his own) and creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join~Up, Monty Roberts could now, in his later years, be resting on his laurels — but that’s not his style.
The entire crew at Best of America by Horseback have been working for sometime to recreate Tom’s Transcontinental Horseback trail ride adventure of 1995. This ride will be from Mexico to Canada and is designed so that you too can ride with him, although for safety and logistical reasons numbers will be restricted and limited to Best of America by Horseback Trail Club Members.