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PETS is a 100% volunteer run, non-profit, skill-based equestrian therapeutic program serving, at no cost, disabled children and adults of Prince George’s County, Maryland. In existence since 1982, identified as a PATH International Premier Accredited Center, PETS incorporates horseback riding and horsemanship in a multifaceted approach combining educational, emotional and social lessons. Using a skill-based approach with certified PATH instructors as well as trained volunteers with personal working experience in physical therapy, education and horsemanship PETS provides individualized instruction to a variety of riders experiencing physical, emotional, and educational disabilities.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Upper Marlboro, MD
Status Active
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