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Horses at Heart Therapeutic Equestrian Adventures Inc. has been operating as a non-profit registered organization since 2004.

Horses at Heart is situated at WaterStone Estate & Farms, a 100 acre property in King Township near Newmarket, with expansive views of fields, forest, streams and lake. WaterStone Estate & Farms has an 80'×200′ show arena, an outdoor grass ring, and access to hundreds of acres of nearby hacking trails for experienced riders.

We have partnered with many organizations to help children, youth and families achieve their therapeutic goals and to promote personal development, mutually respectful relationships, and to enjoy the many benefits of horseback riding and horsemanship training.

Among the organizations that we have provided programming for are: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), 360 Kids, Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services, Jewish Child & Family Services, Blue Hills Child and Family Services, Toronto Police 32 Division 'Gallop to Greatness', Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region, Children's Aid Society of York Region, Girls Inc. of York Region, York Region Autism Centre, Autism Ontario



With a background in music and TV production, and a a lifelong love of horses and riding, Deborah brings years of diverse management and facilitation experience to HORSES AT HEART.
Deborah has created numerous programs for Equine Facilitated Personal Growth and Learning and her work in psycho-social therapy is published in the academic text "Applications of Family and Group Therapy", as well as numerous magazine and journal articles including the journal of the Ontario Psychological Association.

Deborah is a candidate for a Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, is a Master Practitioner in NLP, a Level 1 facilitator of Theraplay®, and is currently studying towards certification as an Adler Professional Coach which will be an instrumental adjunct in her 'Knowing Your Herd' workshop which facilitates Corporate Leadership and Teambuilding.

Deborah has also received certifications in Equine Facilitated Personal Growth and Learning from a broad range of trainers and pioneers in the field, including internationally acclaimed horse trainer Chris Irwin, best selling author of "Horses Don't Lie" and "Dancing With Your Dark Horse', and she is a Recommended Instructor with Eponaquest Worldwide, having studied with best-selling author Linda Kohanov, whose work on leadership provides useful tools for developing collaborative teams and change management. Deborah is also a Level 1 Certified EAGALA trainer.

If you have question, please do not hesitate to contact us at (905) 898-1530 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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