To access Swiftwind Equine Center's services, you need to have an annual membership.
Swiftwind Equine Center focuses on educating children, youths and community about all aspects of horses and agriculture. The programs bring awareness to the vast opportunities within these industries through fun, interactive, hands-on experiences in various methods such as weekly educational sessions, field trips, guest speakers, horsemanship, agricultural equipment skills’ building, badges and more. The curriculum teaches participants through agricultural practices to be conscientious stewards of the land and environment. The variety of programs focus on developing interpersonal skills such as skills’ improvement, communication, patience, confidence, coping mechanisms, peer relations, focus, adaptation to changes, comprehension and setting goal(s).
Swiftwind Equine Center's Annual Membership is the core service. The fee is $125 +HST annually.
The membership includes:
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Swiftwind Equine Center also has a badges incentive program with over 110 badges for members to earn. The purpose is to encourage members to independently set achievable goals. The main rewards are:
The badge(s) is a present visual reminder of the accomplishments and what can be strived for in the future. This promotes independent goal setting. Some educational classes have a badge goals incorporated to stimulate interest. In the past, Swiftwind Equine Center developed partnerships with local organizations which were incorporated into the badges.
Swiftwind Equine Center's Riding Program is exclusively for members. It is based on the principle of foundation training and working equitation focus.
Lessons are intended to establish riding skills, horsemanship knowledge, horse-rider communication skills, rider balance and core strength by use of both standard exercises and games. The lessons are private (1:1 ratio) and an hour in length. Participants must be members and attend at least two educational classes a month.
The fee is $50+HST per lesson. Book your lesson online.
Me Time is private (1:1 ratio) unmounted sessions specifically tailored to the client's needs and goals. This includes horsemanship, agriculture and other aspects involving horses. Me-Time also works well fot those with issues being in groups. The cost is $30 +HST for 45 minutes.
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This is a non-riding session. These small group based sessions are for adults only (18+). This is great to relax, have fun, socialize while learning about horses and care, working with horses and enjoying the experience. It runs Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:45pm. The fee is $25 +HST per session.
Neighs and Whinnies Club is just for parent/caregiver and child. These classes are in a group format with 6 sets of parent/caregiver and child. It's one parent per child. You will share experiences with your child while you both learn about horsemanship, ground work, enjoy interactions with horses and learn the basics in horse care.
This is a non-riding session. The session runs Thursdays 6pm-7:15pm. The fee is $25 +HST per session.