Bridle Paths is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted services, including adaptive horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted psychotherapy. It is our vision to sustain an environment and an opportunity for our clients to connect, communicate, and trust, in partnership with horses.
Our work is guided by our values, to CREATE authentic connections, in partnership with horses:
Support Connections in our community
Practice Emotional attunement
Focus on Abilities and possibilities
Build Trust with clear communication
Prioritize Ethics and integrity
Bridle Paths serves children and adults with challenges that are often invisible - attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and depression, seizure disorders, brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and trauma. We serve veterans, service members, and their families, at no cost to them. Our participants rely on us to provide a space of safety, authenticity, and community, and emotional attunement is a hallmark of each participant interaction. Through mounted and unmounted programs, we offer a safe and supportive environment in which clients can be honest and authentic, think clearly about their challenges, and achieve growth, learning, and healing.
Our Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to empowering people of all ages to discover their true abilities through experiential equine assisted learning with a focus on problem solving, effective communication, and leadership.
Premier Accredited Center - Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int'l.
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding was founded in 1974 as the pilot program for therapeutic riding. LTR's mission is to empower and improve the lives of children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges through the benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies while serving our industry through education and training.
Book sales for "Ride Of A Lifetime: How a $10 Horse Became an Eventing Champion". Horse Sales, Training, Board, Self Care Board and Lessons.
Project Horse Empowerment Center connects people in need of healing and hope with rehabilitated rescue horses, through innovative therapy and wellness programs. Project Horse helps individuals of all ages, working with families, agencies, schools, residential treatment facilities and youth detention centers. Through specialized therapy services, we help address the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety and other disabling disorders. Through wellness workshops and programs, we help individuals improve communication and relationship skills, build self-confidence and discover their true inner potential. Off-site services also available to groups through our Mobile Minis program.
Ride-On Ranch is non-profit Equine Assisted therapy that provided Occupation Therapy, Physical Therapy and Mental Health Therapy services including hippotherapy and equine facilitated mental health.