Welcome to Parkland Therapeutic Riding

Horseback riding for the disabled is recognized as one of the more progressive forms of therapy. The ability to control a horse as well as one's body inspires self-confidence, responsibility and teamwork. Best of all, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, which creates a special relationship between rider and horse and promotes personal challenge.

The Parkland Therapeutic Riding Association (PTRA) was formed to promote challenge and achievement for children, youth and adults with disabilities through the use of horses. Volunteers are at hand to assist riders at several levels -- handling the horses, mounting and dismounting, and side-walking, depending of the rider's skills.

Riders learn balance, co-ordination and self-assurance while receiving muscle stimulation. Their posture, strength and flexibility improve and they develop great social skills.

The PTRA is a volunteer-based program, operating four miles southeast of Yorkton, SK, on Highway 10; in an indoor arena at Moonshadow Stables, and is dependent on fund-raising and donations to operate.

There are various ways to help the PTRA:

PTRA has been a member CanTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association), since 1994, and is a Full Member Centre in Good Standing.