If you’re walking around the campus of Lethbridge College, keep your eyes peeled for a couple of horses. In part with the college’s students’ association, the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association will be at the campus throughout the week where students can get up close and personal with the animals to destress. The executive director for the riding association says this initiative is like the school’s Doddy Destress sessions.
“We absolutely enjoy this outreach program that we developed through the pandemic, actually, as a way to bring equine therapy into our community. When people were in lockdown, we began bringing our therapeutic horses to different facilities and associations and campus. Personally, I used to bring my dog here for doggie destress during exam period. So, this is rather elevated here, bringing some horses for some horsey destress for the students. We’re absolutely stoked about this,” said Jason Shriner, Executive Director of the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association.
If anyone is interested in petting a horse, the association will be at the Founder’s Square.