The Horse Sanctuary

Description (Service) Providing both therapy and recreation, riding helps to improve balance and co-ordination * strength and muscle tone * helps mobilize joints * improves sensory processing * improves focus and concentration * improves the ability to learn concepts * helps improve social and communication skills * also self-confidence and self-esteem may develop or increase from the sense of accomplishment and empowerment riding can provide 
Program can be tailored to many ability levels. Clients ride once per week for a minimum of 4 weeks. 
The Horse Sanctuary’s riders include children and adults with autism * cerebral palsy * stroke * arthritis * learning disabilities * multiple sclerosis * alzheimer's * spinal cord injury * developmental delay and similar physical and cognitive disabilities  
The Horse Sanctuary rescues, re-habilitates and re-homes horses at risk of neglect, abuse or slaughter. Many of these horses work in the therapeutic programs. 
The Horse Sanctuary is a member of the Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association (OnTRA).
Service Details
Hours Not specified
Areas Served Barrie ; Orillia ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities
Application Available on our website
Languages English
Fees Service ; Call for more details
Address and Location
Site Location Warminster Sideroad
Located In Community Oro-Medonte
Address & Map
1090 Warminster Side Rd, RR 3
Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
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Intersection Line 10 N and Warminster Sideroad
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-791-4441
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Primary Contact Lillian Tepera, Founder / Chair; Email:
Alternate Contact Robert Timlin, Founder / Treasurer