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This is a 5-week program for people living with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers, created in partnership with the Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD).

In this program participants can expect to have direct interaction with a therapy horse, learning how to groom the horse, understand some basic body language of horses and gain insight in how the horse perceives and interacts with the world around them. Through the sights, sounds and feel of the horses, participants can re-connect with positive early life memories, or experience the deep joy and contentment that comes from caring for, and interacting with, animals.

Participants are not required to have experience with horses. Please wear comfortable clothing and fully enclosed footwear.

Please note: This program does not involve horseback riding. Most of the program time is spent standing on an uneven surface in the arena. The program may not be suitable for people with impaired balance or those using a wheelchair or a walker. During cold days, the arena will be heated. 

 

Sorry, registration is now full.

If you wish to be in the wait list, please call Indu at 416-646-3655

This program is generously sponsored by Woodbine Cares



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