Inspirational Therapeutic Horse Farm in Canada

Inspirational Therapeutic Horse Farm in Canada


I’m Heather Henderson program director of Arion Therapeutic Farm Arion came to be in March 2009 as a therapeutic riding program We had twenty four students and
three horses at the time and soon grew to about 30 some students by the end of
those two months we soon realized that we needed to expand
and we moved to our present location in May 2009 The inspiration of Arion was a farm
that I’d experienced in
Bermuda they had a petting farm, they had therapeutic riding, and what I liked about it was a very holistic approach, that they
had lots of different programs they had some open to the general
public and it was very supportive, so it was
started by a fellow who had a handicap who wanted to be able to offer something
an outdoor recreational experience using animals and horses as therapy, now
our programs have actually morphed a little bit not what we started with, but
we’ve accommodated our programming to include those that our community needs (smile at the camera Mike) I knew it was all coming together when one of our first students arrived and he was very overstimulated by his environment. You could tell that he was
having a hard time with with everyday life and his Mom said to me, she says Heather when he’s here, he’s overcome by a sense of calm and peace when he’s riding the horse, the horse brings him to a place that we can’t capture anywhere else except when we are here to us Arion is heaven And if it weren’t for the public support and the hundred-plus volunteers that we have
every week just to be able to operate, we would
not be where we are today I think everyone benefits from being at Arion the horses, the animals, the beautiful tranquil
setting we’re so very close to town
we’re very appealing parents and families can participate in
when we do we have volunteers that are taking riding
lessons. We have moms that are painting fences We’re really becoming acts of community
here if we’re not already

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