We recently hosted an American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level II workshop at our Mt. Holly farm. Licensed speech, physical, and occupational therapists from all over the United States and as far as Northern Ireland were onsite for four days January 17-20 diving deep into hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.
Ethan has spent the majority of his days in different therapies for his entire life, so “to have a therapy that’s fun and doesn’t feel like therapy has a huge impact [on him],” – said Ethan’s mom Terre. Receiving occupational therapy at Shining Hope Farms has definitely had significant physical benefits for Ethan, but it’s also done something else…
Janiah, an almost 6 year old is described by her therapist as sweet and fun, but also very competitive and a hard worker. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Janiah has had challenges with her legs and walking independently, as well as with some fine motor tasks. What she also has though, is a group of people that could not be more dedicated to loving on her and helping her to reach her full potential.
Have you wondered what it’s like volunteering at Shining Hope Farms? Have you been nervous to start? Shining Hope Farms volunteer Rachel Szeghy did an awesome job documenting her volunteer experience so she could tell you all about it.
Five years ago today, some very generous PUSH America members from across the southeast descended upon Shining Hope Farms’ Mt. Holly location to begin constructing what would eventually become our new indoor arena. Fast forward five years and we’ve finally done it!
Clinton Anderson Method Ambassador Cale Young will be offering a 3-Day Fundamentals Clinic at Shining Hope Farms’ Conover NC farm October 19-21st.