Healing With Horses Retreat!



Targeted to support former and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors which include Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Hospital & Psychiatric Trauma personnel, Social Workers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Frontline personnel, Emergency Response-Related Communication Specialists, Corrections Officers, Volunteer First Responders, Conservation Officers and Tow Truck Drivers.

Veterans and Public Safety Personnel  (Spouses/Partners are encouraged to attend) 

Join us for a Weekend Retreat

Non-riding Horse Therapy & more...

30 minutes east of Regina

(More details at the bottom of this page... keep scrolling)

June 26-27 or July 17-18 or Aug 21-22, 2021

$25 per person


The start time is 8 am. For anyone travelling with their camper trailer or RV, there is plenty of parking at the Retreat site. If you are travelling without these accommodations, please let us know, no later than June 15. We will set lodging for you at no cost

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      Why Horses?

Horses are mirrors to our feelings and energy.


A horses’ electrical field is larger and stronger than ours and their heartbeat is much slower as well.  It has a calming and symptomatic effect on us.

Horses teach us how to communicate clearly with intent.



      Acquire skills that :

  • Increase the internal focus of control such as self-confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and self-efficacy;

  • Learn to manage feelings of anger, anxiety, frustration, disturbing emotions and memories;

  • Develop assertiveness and empowerment;

  • Become aware of healthy boundaries;

  • Improve communication including body  language and the ability to express feelings;

  • Develop empathy, trust, respect and patience; and...  IT'S FUN!!!


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From Regina heading East to Winnipeg --Trans Canada Hwy 1

 towards Balgonie -- watch for the St. Joseph Colony turn --   approx 7.3 km from Balgonie (???)  -- Watch for the Pioneer Grain Elevator -- Merge to the South lane on Hwy 1 after passing the elevator -- watch for houses South of Hwy 1 & look carefully for a SMALL sign on the South side of Hwy 1 that reads

St. Joseph's Colony

>>>> TURN SOUTH AT THE DIRT ROAD -- drive for half a mile -- pass by Digger Drive on the West side -- continue on to St. Joseph's Cemetery

>>>>TURN LEFT BEFORE ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY SIGN AND BEFORE YOU GET TO THE HAMLET OF HOUSES, keep to the left (on your right is St. Paul's St.) and continue to drive East on Colby Dr. (not marked) -- parallel to Hwy 1 -- Drive through a hamlet of houses on Colby Dr. and continue driving past Benson Bay and Edward St. -- Once past Edward St. -- look for the 3rd driveway on the South side with a fence -- the sign on the fence will display the land description # NE051816W2

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Questions? Contact us.

Julius Brown 

OSI-CAN Provincial Director 

CMHA SK, 2702-12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1J2

Cell 306-552-3801 / Toll Free 1-888-495-6068

or email Healing with Horses Retreat (HHR)  


 Please Dress according to the weather!

Example of Schedule: 

Attachment about Art Therapy:

We at OSI-CAN do not see PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Disorder, we see it as an Injury you can recover from.  If you are suffering from the symptoms of an Occupational or Operational Stress Injury, then a PTSD or PTSI diagnosis is not required to get our help