About Us

Mission Statement

To provide a safe and enjoyable equine experience for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities,
encouraging each rider to develop Independent skills at their own level of ability.

What We Do

Horses with Heart is a Member Center of PATH, Intl.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered 501(c3) non profit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs. With over 4,397 certified instructors and 850 member centers around the globe, more than 7,500 PATH Intl. members help more than 54,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse each year. In addition to therapeutic riding, our centers offer a number of therapeutic equine-related activities, including hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health (EFMH), driving, interactive vaulting, competition, ground work and stable management. More recently, programs offer services in human growth and development to serve wide-ranging audiences for such educational purposes as leadership training, team building and other human capacity enhancement skills for the workplace and for daily use.

Through our certification and accreditation programs, plus a wide variety of educational resources that includes a national annual conference with hundreds of attendees, the association helps members start and maintain successful EAAT programs. There are more than 45,000 volunteers, 4,400 instructors, 6,300 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world making a difference in people’s lives at PATH Intl. centers.

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 33150 Denver, Colorado 80233
  • National Office Physical Address: 7475 Dakin Street Suite #600 Denver, CO 80221
  • www.pathintl.org
  • (800) 369-RIDE (7433)
  • Fax (303) 252-4610

PATH Intl.’s mission is to change and enrich lives
by promoting excellence in equine-assisted activities and therapies.