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THERAPEUTIC
RIDING

Therapeutic Riding Program.

WindReach Farm is proud to offer therapeutic and recreational horseback riding lessons to individuals with special needs. We are a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) and our lessons are taught by Equine Canada, CanTRA certified instructors, or individuals working towards their certification. WindReach Farm is also home to the Durham Region Therapeutic Riding Association, in addition to offering riding programs to schools within the Durham District School Board, Durham Catholic School Board, and various private schools.

Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

A challenging recreational activity
Development of mobility, balance, and co-ordination
Development of self-confidence and motivation
Improvement of muscle tone and strength
Increased concentration

Improved learning skills
Independence and integration

Sense of achievement
Positive Impact on overall mental health and well-being

Schedule

Therapeutic riding lessons are divided into four seasonal sessions
Lessons run Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fees

Private Lesson (1 rider) 30 minutes $60
Group Lesson (3-4 riders) 60 minutes $50

Participants

Individuals 2 years of age or older with a disability

Upcoming Sessions

Summer 2021 - FULL

Fall 2021 - FULL

Winter 2022 - FULL

FAQs

Do you offer one-off lessons? 

No. Our lessons are blocked into seasonal sessions.

Do you ride indoors or outdoors? 

Both, depending on the weather. We have an outdoor arena, and an indoor, heated arena.

What do I need to get started? 

The first step is to fill out a Physician Referral Form, which can be found by clicking below. You will also need a riding helmet and boots with a heel.

To Apply

Contact Marie Akins at 905-655-5827 ext. 221 or email stables.coordinator@windreachfarm.org

Looking for Forms? Find them here

“I just love coming to the stables to volunteer with lessons! Seeing the rider’s face light up when they are about to start their lesson is magical. As a volunteer, it makes me happy knowing that I am contributing in a small way to make someone’s day helping them achieve their riding goals.”

- Amanda, Volunteer

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"Horses are my favourite animal. They don't judge you, they are always there for you. I love Buddy so much. He is my best friend. You look in those eyes and you know that he is such an amazing creature. And when I get on his back I feel so free."

- Stephanie, Rider