Adaptive Horsemanship


What is Adaptive Horsemanship?

This is an unmounted program that teaches how to care for, communicate with and exercise the horse from the ground. This program is appropriate for those that are unable or unwilling to mount for reasons such as weight restrictions, severe fear of heights, inability to weight bear and transfer with assistance or sit without significant support.


Lesson Fees:

Private horsemanship lesson = $50

Semi-private horsemanship lesson = $40

Group of 3-4 horsemanship lesson = $35


Lesson Length:

All lessons are scheduled in a 1 hour block.


How do I register for Horsemanship?

Due to limited capacity, we do prioritize applicants with a medical diagnosis or identified social-emotional need by a professional.

Please complete the following:

  1. Online Participant Application
  2. Online Professional Referral Form

Click here to bring you to the applications page.


Invoicing Policy

We run on a seasonal schedule and invoices are emailed at the beginning of each season. If you have conflicts with dates, we allow up to 2 lessons in a season to be removed from an invoice only PRIOR to a season starting. Any cancellations following will be just considered a missed lesson.

If you require assistance with funding, click here to view some possible community sponsorship options on our Applications & Forms page.

For more information, please call 519-986-1247 and ask for Robyn, or email


545747 Sideroad 4A, RR #2
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

(t) 519-986-1247


Located on Sideroad 4a between
7th Line and 9th Line.

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Benoit Dube - Executive Director

Kim Reain - Development Officer

Robyn Allen - Program Manager & Physiotherapist

Michelle Lemire - Volunteer Coordinator

Emma Houser - Program Administrator & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI, EC Instructor of Beginners)

Danielle Rose - Equine Manager & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI, EC Competition Coach)

Ann-Ida Beck - Instructor (CanTRA CTRSI, PATH Int. CTRI, EC Instructor of Beginners)

Gillian MacNeill - Instructor (CanTRA CTRII, PATH Int. CTRI)

Heidi Bramson - Instructor (Path Int. CTRI)

Shannon Speer - Recreational Therapist

Gretel Stanish - Property & Barn Manager