The Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association
Was founded in 1990 and is a registered member of the Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association. T.B.T.R.A. is an organization of volunteers committed to providing an opportunity for children, youth and adults with various special needs to improve their physical and mental health as well as their overall wellness by participating in horseback riding. Equine therapy had been proven effective in helping treat various afflictions.
Our program is a volunteer intensive one, requiring 3 volunteers for each rider and horse combination. Anyone who is over the age of 14 may become a volunteer. We provide hands on training so experience is not necessary. Volunteers must have a passion for helping others and a willingness to learn.
T.B.T.R.A. is a registered charitable organization. We spend countless hours fundraising to keep our program going. Monetary support is greatly appreciated ad our riders pay only a small fee for lessons.