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Free Rein is a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). 

All of our instructors are certified through their rigorous year-long training program. Free Rein is the only PATH member center in Transylvania, Henderson, or Buncombe Counties. Lesson fees are kept as low as possible to assure participation by all who might benefit.  Scholarship assistance is available to those who qualify.

At Free Rein Center horses and humans are partners in learning. We capitalize on the human-horse connection as the therapeutic agent in working with individuals and diverse groups of all ages. Our therapeutic programs help children, youth and adults with a wide range of challenges like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and others. Our Say Whoa to Bullying Program is designed specifically to work with at-risk youth. Participants gain increased flexibility, balance and coordination, enhanced gross and fine motor skills and self-confidence.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Brevard, NC
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Attention deficit disorder
  4. Autism
  5. Cerebral palsy
  6. Horses
  7. Mammals
  8. North Carolina
  9. open access
  10. Therapeutic horsemanship
  11. Youth-at-risk
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