Horseback Riding

Unfortunately we will not be offering Horseback Riding Lessons this 2018 season!

Thank you for your understanding.

swirl icon for anyone with special needs

lainie-horseRed Roof Retreat offers horseback riding for people with special needs of any age, with a weight restriction of 150lbs. The program provides educational and recreational activities: feeding, grooming and tacking the horses, and riding in the corral and on the beautiful outdoor trail. One instructor and 2-3 volunteers are available for riders. Sessions vary depending upon the needs and goals of each individual.

Medical professionals, therapists and teachers have long recognized the benefits of riding. Horses are non-judgmental, trusting and eager to learn and work together with the rider. For people with special needs, the benefits of riding are in the areas of physical, cognitive, communicative, social and emotional well being. Riding can improve balance, posture, core strength, mobility and function. As well, horseback riding promotes communication, sensory awareness, and self esteem.

For many people with special needs riding a horse at Red Roof Retreat is indeed a happy, unique and empowering opportunity.

Some riders may need a medical form signed by their doctor to register for this program. 

swirl icon Health Benefits of Therapeutic Riding [PDF]


infoIf interested, please contact Steffanie Bjorgan at 289-868-9800 or to register. You will be sent an up-to-date-schedule at the beginning of each season.