After finding a new home for her horse Noble, a barn to teach out of, and a lovely set of new and eager horses to use for lessons, The Equine Connection was born. The Equine Connection has grown to include 4 owned and 2 borrowed horses to our herd. Check them out under our horses!

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Our Instructor

Our head instructor, Amanda Pratt, has been involved with horses for most of her life. She started her journey into therapeutic riding and equine assisted learning nearly eight years ago by volunteering at a therapeutic riding centre in Orangeville.

Once she'd been volunteering for a while, she decided to pursue her Equine Specialist certification through  EAGALA  allowing her to be a certified team member in  Equine Assisted Learning  and  Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions. After volunteering at the centre for three and a half years, she progressed to working at the centre full-time as an assistant instructor and fundraising coordinator. At this time, she also decided to pursue her therapeutic riding instructor certification through  CanTRA  as a basic therapeutic riding instructor.

Once the centre closed, she decided that she loved teaching too much to give it up. She resolved to strike out on her own and start teaching again in the fall of 2012, this time working for herself.