Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association
Therapeutic Riding is an alternative form of therapy using horses -- offering instruction in riding and horse care to students with various disabilities. In addition to Therapeutic Riding, we also offer classes and camps for able-bodied people.
The riding program is aimed at individuals with physical or emotional and behavioral disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Down's Syndrome, Autism, paralysis or brain injuries.
The horses in the LTRA program are matched to the ability and special needs of each individual. When riding a horse, the muscle movement is the same as when walking. So through riding, those with physical injuries such as paralysis or stroke benefit from a balanced workout with symmetrical movement. Our goals are: To maintain a program of horseback riding as a physical, psychological and recreational activity in collaboration with the medical profession.