We also offer some Lessons for Therapy Riders - Limited Spaces  

Kingston  Area  Riding  AssistedTherapy 

Kingston and Area Riding Association for Therapy (K.A.R.A.T.) is a therapeutic riding program  introduced at Corner Stone Farm, Kingston five years ago.
Cathy Colwell-(McAllister) , lead instructor,  works with assistant instructors and volunteers to provide riding therapy that can assist development and healing in  clients (adult and children) with a range of conditions.  (eg. PTSD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.) By  developing  horseback riding skills, and in doing so, develop or improve their communication and motor skills. K.A.R.A.T. is a current member of ONTRA (Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association). 

The Following Conditions May Benefit from

 Therapeutic Riding:

Anxiety , Amputation, Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Autism (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay
Hearing and Speech Impairment
Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities, Balance , Co-ordination Issues
Visual Impairment, Post Traumatic Stress Distorder PTSD 

We offer some financial assistance for those who are challenged for access. 

This is through volunteers and donations of time and resources sponsored by Cathy and Family and the financial donations of others. - please see sponsor's page for this details 

"KARAT "

Kingston Area Riding Assisted Therapy 

  • Assessment       -- First visit /assessment not riding  $50.00/per                                    
  • Private              --  custom lesson              $60.00/70.00 per
  • Semi Private     -- 45 mins  lessons( 2-3 Riders)      58.00/per         
  • tax included 13% tax
  • We are happy to give Receipts and help with forms for any funding you can apply for.

  • Fully insured facility, CPICS for all volunteers and staff
We welcome visitors who would like to tour the facility & meet the instructors and the horses. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

    Riding with us is fun and successful.

The Principles we strive to achieve for healthy development in our prgram are:
Committed to assisting children along the path of healthy child development by:    Providing opportunities to encourage that recreation and sport

                A Caring Adult: The existence of a caring adult who provides supportive relationships is the one key attribute that stood out in defining quality programs for children. The establishment of caring, positive, and supportive relationships with adults can help children 6 to 12 develop positive social skills, self-esteem, and self confidence. A program’s quality is dependent upon effective interactions between staff and youth within the environment that staff creates.

               Friends: Positive peer interaction is a key component of effective programs. Friends expand the child’s world beyond one’s family; share in humour; test loyalty; form their first audience; and offer support and criticism. Positive environments foster inclusion, acceptance, the opportunity for fun in constructive play, and the opportunity to develop and practice pro-social skills.

               Participation: Children need to make choices, have a voice, and do things by and for themselves, which supports positive self-expression, physical activity, and interaction with others.

               Play: Stressing fun, creativity, and co-operation, play lets children shape their environment using their imaginations. In addition, play is integral to the acquisition and development of motor and social skills, cognitive function, and creativity.

               Mastery: Providing children with activities and tasks that enable them to feel special, important, and successful. This type of rich content-based learning, led by teachers and coaches who encourage mastery (both through structured and unstructured strategies) helps to promote learning.

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