Equine Assisted Therapy is what PARDS is all about. Contributing to the overall well-being of our community by supporting those individuals who experience challenges in engaging in physical activity, developing social skills and finding a place they feel they truly belong is what we are committed to each and every day. Therapeutic riding offers a variety of benefits to those that engage in the activity that are as diverse as the individuals who use our programs. Ultimately, our programs impact the quality of life for our clients through providing inclusive opportunities for sport, recreation, physical fitness, cognitive development and personal development.
The health and social benefits of participating in recreational activities are well documented for people of all abilities. By focusing on equine assisted therapies, PARDS is able to provide cohesive and comprehensive programs and activities facilitated by highly trained, experienced equine professionals.
~ Our Mission ~
Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society is committed to providing high quality Equine Assisted Therapy to Peace Country residents
~ Belief Statement ~
We believe in the inherent worth of all people
We believe in the dignity & healing power of horses
We believe all individuals have the right to independence, self-confidence, community presence & involvement
We believe all individuals have the right to access quality supports and services to assist them to achieve independence, self-confidence, community presence & involvement
We believe the community as a whole is strengthened by developing and providing services that enhance quality of life for individuals of all abilities
We believe the development and support for services for individuals with disabilities increases their opportunity to become equal, integrated and contributing members of the community
We believe the community as a whole has a responsibility to support social programs which are able to demonstrate benefits to society
~ Our Aim ~
We strive to develop a client-centered organization with skills, knowledge and resources that are in keeping with current and innovative therapeutic riding approaches
We are committed to working in partnership with our community to meet these goals.
~ Our Vision ~
To build a community that embraces differences and supports growth and success for all of its members.