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.
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.
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.