Because we are Path International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) sanctioned, volunteers are required to receive training before they can volunteer. Only those 14 or older are allowed to work directly with participants. Experience and knowledge of horses are not necessary. Training covers the basics of working with people with challenges, horse handling, and volunteer responsibilities. Our training class is a good introduction for riding instructors and therapists interested in pursuing further education in equine-assisted services.