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Gaitway of Salmon, Inc. (doing business as Gaitway Therapeutic Riding) provides therapeutic riding and is a PATH International Member Center.  PATH Certified instructors and trained volunteers assist children and adults with physical, mental, and emotional challenges to find strength and independence through the power of the horse.   PATH stands for Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.  PATH International is a federal, non-profit organization that promotes equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.  PATH International was formerly known as NAHRA, the National Association for Handicapped Riding Association.   


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Gaitway Therapeutic Riding Mission Statement


To provide animal assisted learning, education and therapy for the residents of Lemhi and Custer Counties in Central Idaho. 


To promote community awareness, involvement and support.


To accomplish Gaitway of Salmon's Core Values which are to: 

  • Provide an educational environment for individuals with special needs

  • Support a humane partnership with our equine counterparts

  • Achieve the hightest standard in safety for our students, volunteers, staff and horses

  • Encourage development of independence in our participants

  • Provide goal-oriented equine-assisted activities to include educational, physical, recreational and mental health goals

  • Promote opportunities for continuing education and development of staff, volunteers and students

  • Provide accessible, affordable lessons

  • Operate a fiscally sound non-profit organization


All of our equine partners are PATH certified, older and well trained in the purpose of therapy and equine education. 

Our Staff

Board Members

Cache Morse 208-894-4517

Chuck Bradley  208-742-0070

Barb Tolman 208-756-1565

Financial Officer

Lauris Newcomb

PATH Certified Instructors

Jeri Guzman  208-756-3388 or 701-570-2403



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