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IPTA at Iron Horse Therapeutic Farm 

What is Iron Horse Therapeutic Farm?

Iron Horse Therapeutic Farm is a small ADA-accessible farm just outside of old town Timnath. At the farm, there are horses, goats, chickens, and our favorite donkey Bob. The 10 acres is the perfect space for Hippotherapy, farm-based therapy, and adaptive gardening. We are proud to closely partner with IPTA to provide occupational therapy and music therapy in this unique setting. 

Funding

Iron Horse Therapeutic Farm is grateful to be funded through Integrated Cares, a local nonprofit providing funding for therapy facilities, therapy services, and rehoming gently used equipment.  This partnership allows us to provide these services including therapeutic scholarships and continue to improve Iron Horse's ADA abilities.  If you would like to see more about Integrated Cares or see how you can help, please check out their website!

Farm Therapy 

In farm therapy, we teach kids life skills utilizing the therapeutic use of animals. Our curriculum works on teaching safety, work ethic, teamwork, time and money management. Other areas include problem-solving, regulation skills, basic animal care/knowledge while using the natural environment to generalize in-clinic skills. 

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is the process of using horseback riding as a therapeutic intervention. Our program is designed to provide several benefits to our riders including; physical, emotional, sensory, cognitive, communication, and social skills through our equine-assisted activities. Utilizing the natural gait of the horse can help address body and spatial awareness, motor planning, balance, and coordination skills. We offer our services to a wide variety of abilities and diagnoses utilizing the amazing benefits of equine movement as a treatment modality. We believe in enhancing individual connection to nature and animals to increase their overall well-being.

How can I help?


Volunteering

We are so grateful for our volunteers! Our program is 75% run by volunteers and it would not be possible without them. We are accepting volunteers for animal care, on the weekdays and weekends, side-walking positions for hippotherapy, sibling support group assistants, and horse experienced assistants. 

If you are interested in volunteering or setting up a volunteer program, call or email Tori Schneider at 970-305-5070, [email protected] 

Donating Horses

 We are happy to accept horses that are completely sound and willing to learn.  Our program is willing to train the right horse. Contact Tori at [email protected] to talk about lease and purchase options.