Jean Abernethy, creator of Fergus The Horse, has designed a seasonal holiday greetings card which will be published and sold internationally through Café Press. Jean has chosen PATH International to be the recipient of profits generated by the sale of this card.
The artwork depicts a little snowman offering a gift to Fergus. As is often the case with Fergus’ style of story‐telling, one looks at the image for a moment before noticing the unique little twist to the story. The drawing symbolizes the therapeutic bond between humans and horses that we all know so well.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) was formed in 1969 to promote equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. At nearly 850 member centers, more than 56,000 children and adults find a sense of independence through involvement with horses. Whether it’s a war veteran recovering from injury with the help of PATH International Equine Services for Heroes, a child with Down Syndrome, a family struggling with grief or a senior citizen recovering from a stroke, research shows that people of all ages who participate in therapeutic horsemanship can experience physical and emotional rewards. In addition to therapeutic riding, PATH Intl. centers may offer activities such as hippo therapy, equine‐facilitated mental health, carriage driving, vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground‐work and stable management. There are nearly 52,000 volunteers, 4,232 instructors, 7,503 horses and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl. centers. To learn more about PATH visit http://www.pathintl.org.