Therapeutic Services

June 21, 2019

We are very excited to share that we will have a few ongoing spaces opening up in our Therapeutic Program over the summer.

This program is very well suited to children on the Autism Spectrum (although not exclusive to ASD and can accommodate a range of client needs).  B...

June 17, 2019

"Hippo what?  Does that mean you have a hippopotamus at the barn?"  The answer is in a way - yes!  

Hippo is actually the Greek word for horse.  And Hippopotamus translates into 'river horse'.

Hippotherapy, therefore, is a form of physical therap...

April 26, 2019

Finally!  Spring is here and our horses are almost tuned up, cleaned up, and ready for lessons again.  Riding 4 Life has a handful of spaces for beginner riders in our private lesson program as well as some space for new clients in our therapeutic program schedule...

June 26, 2014

Therapy in disguise - that's what my horse habit is really all about.  Many of my nutty horsey friends will agree too.  Instead of visiting a typical therapist to address our psychological and emotional issues, we visit the barn.  And instead of a couch we find hay bal...

June 21, 2014

Whenever I tell people that Riding 4 Life offers therapeutic riding most folks assume that many of my clients use wheelchairs or have significant physical limitations.  In reality, I rarely work with anyone in a wheelchair and most of my clients with disabilities aren’...

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A note about funding...

For riders who have access to autism funding through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Riding 4 Life is linked as a service provider with the Autism Funding Unit (AFU) and can direct all billing to the AFU once funding is approved by the Ministry.  Simply click below to receive the forms.  Once completed, return them to Leann at Riding 4 Life or submit them directly to the Ministry.

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101 - 400 Heales Ave.

Penticton, B.C.

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