The benefits of therapeutic riding are limitless. The barn becomes a sacred place where our participants always look forward to coming. There is a huge empowerment in being able to work with a 1200 pound animal that joyfully participates in a partnership. Participants develop an emotional bond with the horses. This has a great impact on self-esteem and self-confidence. Depression and anxiety melt away while participants learn to self-regulate their emotions. This will transfer and continue to manifest in their day-to-day activities. Our facility is a safe, inclusive space where everyone is drawn together through the horses giving a strong sense of belonging and community.
With every ride or session, there is a therapeutic element. Being present with a horse challenges us to focus our thoughts. To be calm and present in the moment. We welcome and enjoy teaching the 'Xmen' of this world. All the unique individuals including ADHD, Anxiety and ASD.
Many of our students (and parents, friends, drivers) arrive on the property and instantly feel at ease. There is a peacefulness in the air. A calm centre. A lot of the therapy sessions are run by the horses themselves. We become the interpreters. We have had students suffer from great trauma only to open up through the work with the horses. Each session is unique and caters to the individual.
For years I have studied the horse. Ridden, coached, trained, and played. I can sit for hours watching my horses enjoy pasture on a sunny day. Many days at the barn we get lost in, the hours just melt away. I think it's easy to say as a horse trainer you’ve experienced every range of emotion with your horses. The best moments are the ones you get lost in. This is what I wish to share with the world.
Our program is very unique in that it doesn’t just teach the basics of riding and general horse care. We dig deep inside and create an unbreakable bond with the horses. We learn about our best selves, shadowed by the very worst. We better ourselves by seeing how we can present to the horse physically and emotionally in a way to bring out the best in our horse, ourselves and our surroundings, people or otherwise. We see how we can move the energy to ride our horses completely through thought and feel. Often this work starts on the ground.
Some days we learn about how to feel the centre of a horse. Then how to put that centre into motion. This creates a beautiful dance with the horse. Our options are truly limitless.
We use a variety of programs catered to help individuals. This includes vaulting, liberty, horsemanship, stable management, nutrition, connecting, hours and hours of brushing ponies, and riding.
With every therapy session, we are creating something so special here. We are striving to make a great difference in this world. We look to bring out the greatness in everyone who steps onto the property. Please contact us today to see if we can suit your needs.
We are an approved service provider for Autism Funding.
Interested in exploring Therapeutic Riding? We have drop-in lessons available throughout the week!
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