What is the latest hay analysis?
We do regular analysis on the hay that we use. The following articles outline how to interpret the hay analysis for the use of equestrian feed:
Do you rent horses for public riding?
No, we do not rent horses for public riding.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes, anyone that will be involved with horses at LTRA must sign a waiver. Waivers are available online through this link.
Temporary arena base control measures.
The arena has not completely dried out from the water seepage into the base. This has caused the clay base to be saturated and the sand does not adhere to the base. Horses being turned out, rolling, or jumping higher than 2 feet displaces sand and creates holes or chunks in the base. In order for us to maintain the integrity of the base we truly need our arena users to follow the rules.
These are temporary measures until the base firms up and the sand no longer becomes displaced from use. We would like to avoid the future closure of the arena if these rules continue to go unfollowed.
Please keep in mind the following:
Do not turn your horse out in the arena
If your horse rolls, ensure that you rake the surrounding sand that was displaced during the rolling
Jumping only 2 feet in height or less
Horses' feet must be cleaned on the concrete before going into the arena - please sweep up the mess when you have finished cleaning their feet, not after you are done riding
Clean up manure immediately
What is the dog policy?
To ensure the safety and integrity of the therapeutic programs and other facility users, all animals while at LTRA must be vetted through appropriate organizations to be classified as a therapeutic animal. For example:
Horses, ponies and donkeys must complete the LTRA Intake process.
Service dogs must comply with the Service Dogs Act and Service Dogs Qualifications Regulations of Alberta and LTRA must be provided with their Service dog ID card.
Emotional support animals (“ESA”) provide support or comfort to someone with a physical, medical, emotional or psychological impairment or disability. LTRA must be provided with an ESA letter from a qualified mental health professional.
All other animals must be vetted by LTRA as meeting the criteria for therapeutic services.
Animals not meeting the above criteria must not be brought to LTRA. All approved Therapeutic animals brought to LTRA must be managed appropriately when on-site and include the following:
Horses, ponies and donkeys must have a halter and lead shank when not in a paddock or pen and must not be left unattended for extended periods of time.
Dogs and other animals must be on a short leash and not left unattended.
Additional websites that deal with Service Dogs and Emotional Service Animals (“ESA”):
What vaccines must be administered before bringing a horse for boarding?
Before bringing your horse to LTRA for boarding, a 4-way vaccine must be administered at least 2 weeks ahead of time. A deworming paste must also be administered at this time.
Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association
24 205015 Hwy 512
Lethbridge County, Alberta
6 km East of Lethbridge on highway 512