Classes & Camps

Because horses are also a true reflection of ourselves, they mirror our behaviour. Those with emotional or behavioral issues are able to learn how their actions affect others as the horses reflect their behavior.

The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA) began in 1976 when a few volunteers offered instruction in riding and horse care to students with various disabilities. The program has since grown to include many volunteers aiding more than 350 disabled and able-bodied students each year.
The mission of the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association is to provide an opportunity for our clients to improve their physical and emotional well-being by participating in therapeutic, recreational, educational and competitive riding programs.

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What is Therapeutic Riding?

Therapeutic Riding is an alternative form of therapy using horses to help people with various disabilities. Activities involving the horse can be used to assist people with disabilities in achieving physical and mental health, and cognitive, behavioral, social and communication goals.

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Therapeutic Riding Sessions

We offer five therapeutic riding sessions which are six weeks in length and operate from September through June. Students are organized into groups according to their abilities and riding experience. They participate in a one hour class each week per session.

Our Therapeutic Riding Sessions

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Riding Camps

We offer one week riding camps for all ages and abilities during Easter break and for five weeks during the summer.  A camp for special needs is hosted in July and August.

Our Riding Camps

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Our Clients - True Heroes

This may look just like an ordinary place to ride horses.  But what you will find inside is beyond extraordinary. Watch our video to meet the True Heroes of Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association.

True Heroes Video

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Meet our Horses

The horses in the LTRA program are matched to the ability and special needs of each individual. Learn more about the horses at Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association.

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