Bridle Paths

Bridle Paths Bridle Paths offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families faced with physical, cognitive, psychological, and emotional needs, through safe, effective, and high quality equine assisted activities.

Adaptive Riding
Equine Assisted Learning
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Operating as usual

10/27/2021

This new staff member needs a bit more training 🤔. #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #MarkedForGreatness

It was a pleasure to partner with the fine folks from The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork to di...
10/27/2021

It was a pleasure to partner with the fine folks from The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork to discuss the Masterson Method Equine Specialist program.

The Membership Expert Hour Call for Level 2, will be Equine-assisted service programs and The Masterson Method on October 26th at 2:00 PM (Central) UTC-5.

Sign up on the website today! http://ow.ly/c62m50FnQix

Listening Through Touch: How horses & humans in equine-assisted service programs are connecting with The Masterson Method®
Join us to hear how The Masterson Method® is used in equine-assisted service (EAS) programs to help horses and humans form a clear and trusting connection, while benefiting the horse. Although there are many kinds of EAS programs out there that incorporate horses to meet educational and/or therapeutic goals, any model that encourages horse/human contact in a safe setting can incorporate The Masterson Method.

On this Expert Hour call, two MMCPs and a Masterson Method Equine Specialist will share how they are using The Masterson Method to benefit horses, people (both volunteers and program participants), and entire EAS programs. We will include specific Masterson Method techniques and technique-adaptations that are suited to EAS horses, and steps you might take to bring The Masterson Method to an EAS program near you.

Learn more about Masterson Method Equine Specialist (MMES): http://ow.ly/Aeur50GozUW

PRESENTERS
• Lise Lunde, MMCP, MMES Program Director, Brainerd, MN
•. Brenda Thompson, MMCP, MMES, Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center Instructor, Loveland, CO
•. Katie Fallon, Bridle Paths Program Director, Leesburg, VA

Enjoy this short clip of what the Live Review sessions are all about! http://ow.ly/L9od50FnQaM

#MastersonMethod #MastersonEducation #BeyondHorseMassage #MastersonMembership #HandsOnlineTraining #EquineBodywork

10/26/2021

💖🙏 Best list I've come across so far...

Goodnight farm #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse
10/24/2021

Goodnight farm #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse

Goodnight farm #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse

10/23/2021

Gentlemen of leisure #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #admiralantics

The judge at C would like to see more engagement in the walk 😆 🐈‍⬛. #barncatsofinstagram
10/23/2021

The judge at C would like to see more engagement in the walk 😆 🐈‍⬛. #barncatsofinstagram

Tri-color Paint 😆 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #MarkedForGreatness #goinggreen
10/22/2021

Tri-color Paint 😆 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #MarkedForGreatness #goinggreen

Tri-color Paint 😆 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #MarkedForGreatness #goinggreen

It’s an honor to partner with The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork to serve horses and humans in...
10/21/2021

It’s an honor to partner with The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork to serve horses and humans in a respectful, connected way.

How you doin’ this morning? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram #mightyminis
10/20/2021

How you doin’ this morning? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram #mightyminis

How you doin’ this morning? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram #mightyminis

Chiropractic adjustments for Sunup, Myk, and Chance today with Dr. Katie Lipresti of Wellness Ambulatory Veterinary Serv...
10/20/2021

Chiropractic adjustments for Sunup, Myk, and Chance today with Dr. Katie Lipresti of Wellness Ambulatory Veterinary Services #equineassistedservices #welladjustedhorses #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram

10/18/2021

Brunch meeting #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #supershetlands #mightyminis #poniesofinstagram

Perfect afternoon for a nap 🐈 🐈‍⬛ #equineassistedservices #barncatsofinstagram
10/16/2021

Perfect afternoon for a nap 🐈 🐈‍⬛ #equineassistedservices #barncatsofinstagram

Perfect afternoon for a nap 🐈 🐈‍⬛ #equineassistedservices #barncatsofinstagram

10/15/2021

Grooming tutorial, Admiral style #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #admiralantics

The eyes have it. #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ilovelucythehorse
10/14/2021

The eyes have it. #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ilovelucythehorse

The eyes have it. #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ilovelucythehorse

We are proud to partner with The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork program to bring the gifts of ...
10/13/2021

We are proud to partner with The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork program to bring the gifts of communication, connection, and trust to the horse-human relationship.

We are proud to partner with The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork program to bring the gifts of communication, connection, and trust to the horse-human relationship.

Many thanks to the staff and participants in this weekend’s The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork...
10/10/2021

Many thanks to the staff and participants in this weekend’s The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop. What a wonderful weekend of building communication, connection, and trust between horses and humans! Lise Lunde #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #takeachanceonme

Photo credit: Stephanie Wilkins

Many thanks to the staff and participants in this weekend’s The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop. What a wonderful weekend of building communication, connection, and trust between horses and humans! Lise Lunde #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #takeachanceonme

Photo credit: Stephanie Wilkins

Day 2 of the The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop is a wrap. When. Is...
10/09/2021

Day 2 of the The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop is a wrap. When. Is. Dinner? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse

Day 2 of the The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop is a wrap. When. Is. Dinner? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse

Head space #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #sunupsillies
10/09/2021

Head space #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #sunupsillies

Head space #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #sunupsillies

The verdict is in. Day 1 of the The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop ...
10/09/2021

The verdict is in. Day 1 of the The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop was a resounding success 🥱 🐴 Lise Lunde #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ricosuave

The verdict is in. Day 1 of the The Masterson Method, Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork Equine Specialist workshop was a resounding success 🥱 🐴 Lise Lunde #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ricosuave

Someone to watch over me 🎶 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #mightyminis #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram
10/07/2021

Someone to watch over me 🎶 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #mightyminis #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram

Someone to watch over me 🎶 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #mightyminis #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram

Throwback Thursday - the 80s crimp #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ricosuave
10/07/2021

Throwback Thursday - the 80s crimp #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ricosuave

Throwback Thursday - the 80s crimp #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #ricosuave

Free Range Admiral…a photo essay in four parts 😮 🐴 So sorry Pat Meurer 🤦‍♀️#equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horses...
10/03/2021

Free Range Admiral…a photo essay in four parts 😮 🐴 So sorry Pat Meurer 🤦‍♀️#equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #admiralantics #fencesarejustsuggestions #mooseontheloose

Paso Fino horses, just like our sweet Rico 🥰
10/03/2021

Paso Fino horses, just like our sweet Rico 🥰

Yes, I do enjoy playing with stuffed animals. Want to make something of it?!? 😆 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #h...
10/02/2021

Yes, I do enjoy playing with stuffed animals. Want to make something of it?!? 😆 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #sunupsillies

Yes, I do enjoy playing with stuffed animals. Want to make something of it?!? 😆 #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #sunupsillies

We’re heading into the weekend like…
10/01/2021

We’re heading into the weekend like…

We’re heading into the weekend like…

Management supervision is essential to task completion. #equineassistedservices #horsesofinstagram #therapyhorse #prince...
09/29/2021

Management supervision is essential to task completion. #equineassistedservices #horsesofinstagram #therapyhorse #princephillipthehorse #idliketospeaktothemanager

Management supervision is essential to task completion. #equineassistedservices #horsesofinstagram #therapyhorse #princephillipthehorse #idliketospeaktothemanager

“We make assumptions about behavior based on who we are and what we know.” How do our temperaments, experiences, and pla...
09/28/2021

“We make assumptions about behavior based on who we are and what we know.” How do our temperaments, experiences, and places in our “herds” impact our relationships with horses and humans?

Have you seen confirmation bias in action?🤔

Confirmation Bias = People analyze and search for information in ways that support their current ideas.
Our understanding of the world and our interaction with the elements of our environment are based on what we have learnt and experienced in the past. Our unique map of the world is what we use to interpret the behaviour of our horses and predict their possible future actions. Essentially we are often guessing why a horse behaves the way it does. Factors such as pain, environment, experience, learnt behaviour and our genetic make-up combine to create our personalities and shape the way we behave. Therefore, it follows that our understanding of the world and our experiences will determine how we view the actions of others. We naturally label the actions of our horses depending on our own personalities and beliefs.
This is why the same action in a horse can be interpreted differently by two people who view the action at the same time. We make assumptions about behaviour based on who we are and what we know. The difficulty is in knowing if our map of the world needs updating. We each sit in our world believing that we “know” how the world really is. If we do not understand that our maps may need to be redrawn occasionally then we will never question our view of behaviour and interpretation of individual acts of the horse.

09/25/2021

Breakfast in bed #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #sunupsillies

Who wore it best? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #supershetlands #mightyminis #poniesofinstagram #separatedatbirt...
09/23/2021

Who wore it best? #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #supershetlands #mightyminis #poniesofinstagram #separatedatbirth

Chiropractic work for this sweet guy with Wellness Ambulatory Veterinary Services. #welladjustedhorses #equineassistedse...
09/22/2021

Chiropractic work for this sweet guy with Wellness Ambulatory Veterinary Services. #welladjustedhorses #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #MarkedForGreatness

Chiropractic work for this sweet guy with Wellness Ambulatory Veterinary Services. #welladjustedhorses #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #MarkedForGreatness

Jackie McCann Cleland’s psycho educational sessions always have a rapt audience. #equineassistedservices #supershetlands...
09/20/2021

Jackie McCann Cleland’s psycho educational sessions always have a rapt audience. #equineassistedservices #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram #mightyminis #Sports4Vets #bridlepathsmilitaryservices

Jackie McCann Cleland’s psycho educational sessions always have a rapt audience. #equineassistedservices #supershetlands #poniesofinstagram #mightyminis #Sports4Vets #bridlepathsmilitaryservices

Horses are individuals, just like humans. How do we understand our horses’ preferences for space, connection, and touch?
09/18/2021

Horses are individuals, just like humans. How do we understand our horses’ preferences for space, connection, and touch?

I read a great article about dog owners requesting that people ignore their dog. This can equally apply to our equines.

The article went on to say that dogs are sentient beings, (as are equines of course), and have likes and dislikes and we shouldn't expect them to be ok with being physically accosted by strangers. The same goes for equines!

People love to pat horses and donkeys. The first thing most people do is to reach out a hand and stroke their face. Imagine if a stranger walked up to you and stroked your face? Imagine even someone you know, doing it without asking?

Next time you want to pat a horse or donkey, even if it's your own, stop and think for a moment. Do they really enjoy your touch, really? Can you find out where they would like to be touched? Can you respect the fact that they may not like being touched, just now, or not at all? Could you train them to like being touched somewhere less invasive, such as their neck, shoulder or wither? Could you find their favourite itchy spots, so both of you get something enjoyable out of it?

Where’s Waldo, barn cat edition #equineassistedservices #barncatsofinstagram
09/18/2021

Where’s Waldo, barn cat edition #equineassistedservices #barncatsofinstagram

Where’s Waldo, barn cat edition #equineassistedservices #barncatsofinstagram

420 bales stacked and ready 💪🏻 ✅
09/17/2021

420 bales stacked and ready 💪🏻 ✅

420 bales stacked and ready 💪🏻 ✅

Hay there #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #pumpkinthepony
09/16/2021

Hay there #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #pumpkinthepony

Hay there #equineassistedservices #therapyhorse #horsesofinstagram #pumpkinthepony

Address

43247 Spinks Ferry Rd
Leesburg, VA
20176

General information

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm

Telephone

(571) 216-9089

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PLEASE ENTER TODAY!!
What an Incredible Day.. and well the last 3 days.. HORSES REALLY DO HAVE OUR 6.. #IGY6 so Incredible. maybe it should be #HGY6
Katie Fallon and I.P. THANK YOU.. From My Soul... Thank you....
http://www.operationwearehere.com/EquineTherapy.html Some of the participants (new friends )today wondered about resources for Veterans and Horses..
Atticus and I Enjoyed our visit today.. Thank you Katie Fallon.