Hope Haven is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides horse based therapies for individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. These programs may include therapeutic riding lessons, hippotherapy, horsemanship and facilitated wellness. In order to provide the safest and most effective programming possible, we require a professional referral to indicate why this individual is appropriate, how they may benefit as well as to make sure their medical history does not place them at risk. After receiving the client’s full application, Hope Haven’s Program Manager and Physiotherapist together with our CanTRA certified instructors will assess further to determine appropriate programming needs.
If your client has any physical conditions or medical concerns, you must be a physician or nurse practitioner completing this form.
If your client does not have any physical or medical concerns, you may fall under one of these professional titles: physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, social worker, psychologist or teacher.
Please review the list of contraindications and precautions below and highlight any that are relevant for your client. Please note that if their condition requires a cervical x-ray these results must be handed in along with this form and may only participate as a rider if the results are negative.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to discuss your client in more detail, please contact Hope Haven office directly. You can also visit our website to learn about our programs, staff and CanTRA accredited facility.
Thank you for your time assisting your client on their way to achieving success at Hope Haven!
Robyn Allen PT
Program Development Manager