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Therapeutic
Riding

Therapeutic Riding Program.

WindReach Farm is proud to offer therapeutic 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 (session length may vary)
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

Semi-Private Lesson (2 riders) 45 minutes $55
Group Lesson (3-4 riders) 60 minutes $50

Participants

Individuals 2 years of age or older with a disability

(maximum weight 165 lbs)

Upcoming Sessions

September 2023- Windreach farm has a beautiful indoor riding facility and is able to offer lessons in all weather. We welcome registrations for September 2023. Please contact us via email if you are interested in this program.

To Apply

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

 

Our Therapy Horses

“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

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