Equine students on horses

Students rode a horse in a test pattern as part of their certification

Photo courtesy of: Ohio University Southern

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Southern Campus Equine Studies students earn PATH certification

Five Ohio University Southern (OUS) Equine Studies students received certification from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International, on June 4, at Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

“Our students have worked for two years to become PATH certified,” said Kelly Hall, director of the Equine Studies program. 

Students had to ride a horse in a test pattern and teach a lesson of two riders with challenges. Participants certified were Kaylee Tilley, Stephanie Bias, Katie Reed, Grace Hill and Andrea Martin. 

“They’ve spent hours in the saddle working to improve their horsemanship and many more hours teaching in the Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. Each lesson was supervised by a PATH certified instructor and our students received feedback on their teaching to help them improve,” added Hall.

For information about the Equine Studies Program contact Kelly Hall at 740-354-9347 or hallk@ohio.edu.