Centre's website here.
This picture was taken earlier this fall on a nice sunny dry day. I drive by here quite regularly on my tours of the countryside.
You can find the Hope Haven Website here; I encourage you to check it out, if only to meet the other horses. There's a photo gallery, a newsletter, and a lot of other information about how they operate, including information on volunteering or applying for their programs.
The more I read, the more impressed and intrigued I am. It turns out I know one of the instructors (though this is a quiet time for lessons at the farm). Hope Haven operates as a charity, with staff and a Board of Directors, so they are always fund-raising. The opportunity to support an individual rider who couldn't otherwise afford it, or sponsor an individual horse sounds like an intriguing way of charitable giving! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities that don't require you to ride, and I think I'll try to find ways I can continue to help out a little - they list photography as a volunteer skill they could use! More on the 'forest therapy' trails in the next two days.
Walking time with dog - 1 hour. No walks in the woods today, 'cause I was busy doing paperwork. You wouldn't believe the paperwork involved in overseeing the conservation lands that the Bruce Trail Conservancy owns in the valley.