What We do
We provide youth at-risk with the chance to ride a horse — giving our horses the chance to change lives.
The Tuff Therapeutic Riding Foundation provides therapeutic riding lessons for youth at-risk in Ontario. We serve youth who are involved with Child Welfare Services, youth struggling with or addictions, and LGBTQ2+ youth. Our riders come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but they are similarly struggling emotionally and behaviorally and are considered at-risk.
Participating youth are provided the opportunity to learn basic horsemanship and riding skills in a uniquely supportive environment. Our magical horses have a way of bringing out leadership qualities, channeling emotions in a positive way, and grounding our participants in the present moment. Through interacting with their horse, participants are able to develop life skills, build confidence, and gain insight into themselves. Our goal is to create an experience where each participant feels successful, empowered, and connected to their horse.
We rely on the generosity of private and corporate donations.