“My horse helped me overcome my fears, to relax and not worry.”
Todd, Student Aged 12
“The horses helped me to see the small movements and become more detail orientated.”
Audrey, Team Building Workshop Participant
Growing up can be tough. Youth can experience stress and isolation at school from 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're hiring for two new positions; Executive Director and Program Instructor & Driver.
Executive Director, Urban Stable:Urban Stable is currently recruiting its next Executive Director. We are looking for a passionate, energetic and resourceful leader to guide Urban Stable’s future. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for ensuring Urban Stable’s capacity to deliver its annual program offerings, securing funding, and building partnerships with funders. Interested individuals are invi[...]
Last month, for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, more than 214,000 Canadians supported their favourite charity. Thank you to everyone who made a donation in support of Urban Stable, giving us a chance to win $20,000.Although we weren't the lucky winners of the draw this year, your donations make it possible for youth like Anna, Noah, Krystal, Lisa, Wyatt, and Peyton, who you met in the month of June, to experience life changing growth and personal success at Urban Stable as they unbridle th[...]
Breed: Pony of the Americas Born: 2009 Gender: Mare Colour: Dun Height: 14hh Nicknames: Piff, Spiffy-Piffy, Ms. P, Piff the Magic Pony Resume: trail rides, lessons, and the sport of mounted shooting Ms. Piffles is a great partner. She is quietly confident and dependable. She insists you are serious about a task before she will participate; then she will complete the task merrily at her own steady speed. She is a fun and versatile pony who isn’t very demonstrative in her show of affection, but [...]
Peyton is a student in our School Program and has attended for two years. Peyton is passionate about her bond with her horse, Ms. Piffles, and works so hard to learn how to best care for and be a good friend to Ms. Piffles. When we asked Peyton what Ms. Piffles and Urban Stable have taught her, this is what she sent us:My speech: You only live one life on this earth, you don’t know what is going to happen 3 months from now, you don’t know what will happen a day from now. Do you? Well, if you a[...]
Wyatt has been in the Alumni program for three years and has gained so much learning from his horse:Hi, my name is Wyatt and I ride Brownie. I like riding Brownie because it is very enjoyable. I’m always excited to come to Urban Stable and hang out with Brownie and everyone too. Sometimes I have trouble with getting Brownie where I want her to go, but after a while we come through and work together as a team. It’s always a great day when I’m able to come to the barn and ride for a little bit, a[...]