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.
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.