Help our students get Back in the Saddle again following the COVID-19 shut-down. Funds raised through our Back in the Saddle Campaign will go toward the cost and care of Urban Stable’s program horses and the sustainability of our school programs.
“My horse helped me overcome my fears, to relax and not worry.” Student Aged 12
“The horses helped me to see the small movements and become more detail orientated.” Audrey
Growing up can be tough. Youth can experience stress and isolation at school form not belonging to the popular cliques or feeling unsuccessful in classes. At Urban Stable we help youth to overcome challenges and develop life skills to re-engage with themselves, their education and community.
Working in a team is fun, sharing ideas, reaching goals, but sometimes teams struggle with misunderstandings, impatience, and conflicts. This can cause in increase in stress and productivity suffers. Our Leadership Development sessions can address these common workplace challenges and get your team working together cohesively, reduce stress and help your team achieve their goals.
We are thrilled to share that Urban Stable is a recipient of the Winnipeg Foundation Stabilization Grant! The Winnipeg Foundation recognizes the vital role charities play in our communities and the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on not-for-profits like Urban Stable. In response, The Winnipeg Foundation created the Stabilization Grant to support and fund charities, so charities can continue to help where they are needed most in their communities through the ever evolving circumstances we [...]
Lesson #1 - Be Kind
The Dalai Lama said, "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Kindness is paramount when we are with horses and we have to recognize that it is always possible to be kind to them, no matter what. What is kindness? With horses it is spending time with them, doing things they enjoy like mindfully grooming them, it is bringing carrots to give them joy, it is making them feel safe in their environment and with you, it is listening to how they feel and making changes [...]
It's that time of year and we are hearing about back-to-school everywhere. This year the back-to-school themes are different than usual and the excitement in the air also hints of anxiety above and beyond the usual anxiety of changing schools, starting a new grade and meeting new people. Back-to-school holds a lot of different emotions for students at the best of times and I think we can all agree we are not currently in the 'best of times'. Urban Stable was created to support students who are[...]
Volunteers strive to make a difference in someone else's life rather than worrying so much about being different themselves, yet in volunteering people grow and change and become different in the most beautiful way. When a volunteer steps forward and puts themselves out there to help others, it is the gift that keeps on giving. At Urban Stable that gift positively affects the lives of the youth in our programs, and the positive growth in that youth affects all the relationships in that youth's[...]
Last month Urban Stable launched our "Back in the Saddle" campaign. Thank you to everyone that has donated to date, but there is an additional incentive to donate to our campaign throughout the month of June.
Every $1 donated to our "Back in the Saddle" campaign through our online link on CanadaHelps gives Urban Stable a ballot to enter to win $20,000! Your donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference and if we won $20,000 that would help more students to get back in the saddle next[...]