About


Mission

The mission of the Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is to provide the benefits of Equity Assisted Activities and Therapies to individuals living with special needs.

Vision

Enlisting the power of our equine partners, dedicated volunteers, and staff along with the generosity of donors, we provide services in a safe, professional, caring, and enjoyable environment
We adhere to the highest professional standards of the EAAT industry while engaging the connection with our remarkable equine partners.

We seek to inspire, encourage, and enable the development of social, emotional, physical, educational, and equestrian skills, for the benefit of body, mind, and spirit as the participant achieves his or her incredible potential.

Summary

Located on a beautiful 160 acre facility, Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship is a PATH accredited year-round program that offers mounted and unmounted activities to people with different abilities.

The benefits of riding vary depending on the goals and expectations of the rider. These can include improving muscle tone and balance, core strengthening, improved expressive language, learning appropriate behavior and building trust.

Unmounted activities are appropriate if the participant’s doctor or the instructor feels riding would not be beneficial, would be unsafe or if the rider’s weight exceeds the 180 pound weight limit. Unmounted activities may include grooming, leading and natural horsemanship.

The therapeutic benefits of working with horses include:

Physical
Improved:
Social
Increased:
Cognitive
Enhanced:
BalanceConfidenceFocus
CoordinationPatienceListening Skills
Muscle ToneSelf-esteem
Flexibility

To find out more of the benefits of therapeutic riding, visit the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). As an accredited PATH organization you can be sure of the highest standards of instruction in a safe learning environment.

 

History

Full Circle Farm’s Therapeutic Horsemanship Program was established in 2014 with a core mission of giving back to the community.  From the beginning we have successfully achieved steady growth.  In 2017 FCFTH became a PATH International accredited riding center which requires strict compliance with guidelines and regulations.  Our vision is to assist as many as possible while enforcing PATH International policies and procedures.  We have made the decision to keep the participant numbers low in order to maintain our commitment to quality and safety that all deserve.

In January of 2018 the program became a Certified Non-Profit.  The 501c3 Certification permits FCFTH to receive assistance from community members and allows others to be a part of this rewarding and important work.

FCFTH is proud of its journey and is fully committed to its mission and vision for the future.