What is PALS?
People & Animal Learning Services (PALS)
PALS is a nonprofit therapeutic riding center located in Bloomington, IN. We provide therapeutic horseback riding and unmounted equine activities to people with disabilities, veterans, senior citizens, and at-risk youth. The therapeutic power of the horse can offer many physical, emotional, and social benefits for a diverse population. As a PATH Intl. Premier-Accredited center, all programs are designed to be individualized and safe.
Clinical therapy can be hard. At PALS, programs are engaging and FUN, allowing our participants to experience a number of positive benefits such as increases in self-confidence, improvements in balance, and improved motor skills. Since its beginning in 2000, PALS has provided over 21,000 therapeutic program and service hours, various educational programs, and camp opportunities designed to improve the lives of hundreds of children, adults, and seniors in the south central Indiana community ages three and up. As the only organization in south central Indiana to have received a Premiere Accreditation distinction from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), and the only Equine Assisted Activities program in Monroe County or the surrounding vicinity, PALS has been instrumental in providing the highest quality EAA for clients from 11 counties across the state.