We are proud to announce that OSI-CAN provides Equine-Assisted Therapy, aiding in the recovery of Operational Stress Injury (OSI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
For Regina and area, we are partnered with Serenity Farms, whom also provides Equine Assisted Therapy through clinics, riding lessons, and trail rides.
For northern Saskatchewan groups we have partnered with Cartier Farms http://www.cartierfarms.ca/
For details contact Julius Brown at 306-552-3801 or toll free at 1-888-495-6068, or use our contact form.
By Ron --- OSI-CAN Equine Therapy Testimonial:
One of the largest hurdles for myself in dealing with an Occupational Stress Injury as a Peace Officer in the Law Enforcement world is finding the ability to know if I can trust my own emotions, or even know what they are. The Trainer is there to help you understand that even if you do not trust yourself, you can trust the horse to know where your heart and head is at.
In the beginning, when it came to try riding my first instinct was to approach getting on the Horse like I was responding to a ‘Code’ at work. I do not know what my Trainer saw but she encouraged me to take a step back, and she was right! After taking time to know ‘my’ horse Aida, by brushing her and cleaning hooves and leading her through a course or a game of ‘Horse Hockey’ (not kidding, that is what it is called) I am slowly understanding what the Trainer meant. Really trusting others while also admitting you need them is a lot easier when trusting something whose needs for interaction are … simpler. I have a long road ahead, but OSI-CAN and Aida are becoming the difference between counting on others and knowing that the others are there is what means you can count on yourself!!.