Horse Rescue Helpers – Yass/ Goulburn | Canberra Region

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First responder families, you are invited to participate in an amazing wellbeing activity, Horse Rescue Helpers. This opportunity is designed for kids between the ages of 7 and 14, including a 45 minute riding lesson with safety brief, time spent with their allocated rescue horse, including brushing, learning to put a halter on and catching from the paddock, and to finish, participants will put their horses away back into their paddocks and feed their horses as a part of learning to care for them. Participants will then have lunch, giving both kids and parents/ guardians time to interact and socialise with each other at the end of the day.

It’s a great way to spend time with your family or kinship group, be active, learn something new and develop close family bonds. It’s also great to connect and socialise with other local first responder families. Developing close relationships and socialising with friends, family and others, is important to build your mental fitness and boost your wellbeing. It’s also an opportunity to help others by being involved in a not-for-profit organisation supporting rescue horses and the local community.

This free wellbeing activity is for first responder families. Please note the location is approximately an hour from Canberra. Suitable for children aged 7 to 14. Children will need to be supervised by a parent/ guardian at all times during this activity. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited places available, so please register your interest in attending this activity using the form below. Note, registration is not complete until you receive confirmation by email from the Fortem team.


Jul 25 2021


10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Canberra ACT, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team