Why Horses? A wealth of evidence shows that interaction and activities with these gentle, attentive animals support overall well-being as well as promote healing in the areas of trauma, occupational stress injuries, depression and issues of aging. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness along with increased self-confidence are greatly enhanced through working with our therapy horses. Explore the many ways you can help support programs wither as a volunteer, a sponsor or through donations. Your involvement is vital to our success.

Mission Statement
We connect horses and individuals to improve physical, emotional and cognitive health in a positive and safe learning environment.

Vision Statement
Our equine and wellness programs enrich the lives of our participants, their families and our volunteers in a community of hope and healing.

Our Commitment
We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals of all ages facing diverse challenges through equine assisted activities.

Our Facilities

Rainbow Stables, the home of Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association, provides us with a large outdoor riding arena with ramp and mounting blocks and a grass arena for mounted games. They also have barns, an outdoor storage building/tack room, and a flood lit arena for evening/night riding. The Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association has several carts, sleighs, and wagons, as well as equipment for western games, trail riding, jumping and driving. Come see our Freedom Trail, a 2.2 km scenic trail that winds through woods and meadows for riding and driving and community fundraising events.

We appreciate the support of our sponsors who are vital in helping to meet the ongoing need for repairs and maintenance. This ensures public safety and allows us to continue with our equine assisted learning programs and community events.


“For the past few years, I have enrolled disadvantaged children into the Timmins Therapeutic Riding program. The results of this authentic program have been incredible.

Under the expert tutelage of Lydia Dubanow and staff, I have watched my students progress through grooming, leading, driving, and riding horses, all the while establishing warm, controlled relationships with these animals. Through these bonds, I have watched my students develop self-esteem, compassion, and leadership skills; after every visit, the kids invariably are calm and at peace with themselves and others. It really is an emotional salve for ravaged nerves (including those of the teacher!).
t is truly an informative and therapeutic experience.”

Karl Laiho
DSB1 teacher