For more than 25 years, InStride has provided equine assisted activities and therapies to people with disabilities and others in our community who benefit from working with our horses. InStride has long been recognized as one of the leading equine therapy providers in the Southeastern United States upholding the highest safety and quality standards set forth by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).
InStride’s Riding Academy blends our knowledge of therapeutic horsemanship and equine assisted learning with traditional riding instruction. Lessons are well-rounded and include learning about equine behavior, horse care, ground handling, and riding. The goal of each lesson is to help our students develop solid horsemanship skills and an understanding of how these skills translate to critical life skills.
Each lesson is taught by PATH International certified instructors. Daila Lybarger is a member of the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Association and a PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. For more than 25 years, Daila has coached riders and trained horses for AQHA, 4-H, and local lever competition. Lisa Morningstar is a PATH Intl. Registered Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Lisa specializes in teaching horsemanship to novice riders, with or without disabilities, for competition or recreation.