ABOUT SADDLE UP!

The RIDES process was developed by instructors at Saddle Up!, a therapeutic horseback riding program in Franklin, Tennessee. Saddle Up! is the largest program of its kind in Middle Tennessee area.


Saddle Up! is also one of only five programs in Tennessee to earn accreditation by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl), the national organization that sets the standards for quality and safety.

Over 20 Saddle Up! instructors have accumulated more than 40,000 instructional hours covering almost every riding discipline. Their PATH Intl. credentials include registered and advanced level instruction.  We also employ specialists in Equine Mental Health and Learning.  Several of our instructors are PATH Intl. Site Visitors and Evaluators, and our team includes Driving Instructors as well.


Saddle Up! attracts instructors with credentials from outside PATH Intl. as well.  Some of our colleagues have United States Pony Club rankings, and others are involved with the CHA and ARI associations. The wealth of knowledge and experience of this team helped develop the RIDES 5 Skill Level System.