Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

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Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)

  • Health and Wellness
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Address: 5420 Highway 6 North, R.R. #5, Guelph, Ontario, N1H6J2
  • Approximately 556 km away from your current location.
  • Contact Info: 1‑519‑767‑0700

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) is a registered charity that promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through the use of the horse. There are now 80 plus member centres across Canada providing high quality therapeutic, recreation, life skills and sport programs. CanTRA has also worked over the past 25 years to ensure an excellent standard of certification and education for therapeutic riding instructors. CanTRA is a member of the Federation of Riding for Disabled International (FRDI) and is recognized by FRDI as the only governing body for therapeutic riding in Canada.

Therapeutic Riding is a form of therapy using horses to help persons with disabilities, the disabilities range from physical through learning and even emotional disabilities.

Many riders experience a connection to the horse that few sports can create. For those riders who cannot walk, the horse is their feet, their vehicle of transport. Not only does this help raise their self-esteem but it also teaches them essential skills. It improves balance, creates trust and creates a friendship between rider and horse.

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