NFTRA Looking for new herd members

kiss_NFTRANFTRA Therapy Horse Criteria:

  • Preferably 7-18 years of age.
  • Gelding or mare.
  • 13hh-15hh
  • Show or pony club experience preferred. With our limited time & resources, we do not have the ability to train a horse from the ground up, we will only provide training specific to therapeutic needs.
  • Comfortable in arena and on trail.
  • Have current veterinary records available.
  • Be up-to-date on all vaccines and worming.
  • Serviceable sound.
  • Have been shod or trimmed ten (10) days prior or less.
  • Displays even temperament and predictability.
  • Can be ridden and led with people on both sides..
  • Obeys voice commands in all gaits.
  • Lunges through all gaits going both directions.
  • Is able to accept strange noises on and around them.
  • Performs smooth transitions being led, lunged and ridden.
  • Accepts special therapy equipment.
  • Can work independently with riders, as well as with assistance.
  • Respects people on ground around them.

We cannot accept horses that have chronic health issues such as hock problems, back pain, loss of vision, etc. or behaviors that bear a potential danger to our program.

NFTRA’s Vision is a respectful workplace for all members at our facility. This included horses, riders, volunteers, staff AND our environment. Thank-you for trusting us with your beloved herd member.


About nftrarides

North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides safe, professional therapeutic equine activities enriching the lives of physically, emotionally and developmentally challenged individuals through social, recreational and national competitive riding programs" We offer a selection of therapeutic riding courses for individuals with disablilities living in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
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