Rainy Day Fun at the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! Thanks to all who joined us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social on September 9th! Windy Acres welcomed nearly 200 guests and volunteers for an afternoon of games, music, animals, and ice cream. Despite the rain, visitors young and old enjoyed farm tours, observed exciting horse demonstrations, sampled cones from Mallard Ice Cream, and met our many animals. The hay alley offered
Our Minis & Microbrews fundraiser was an unbridled success! A big thank you to all who attended the event at Aslan Brewing Company on August 24th – your contributions helped raise over $450.00 for Animals as Natural Therapy! Brewery-goers enjoyed mingling with our mini horses and goats, cuddled with bunnies and chickens, tried their hand at Boot Bounce, and got to check out our brand new Mobile ANT van! Visitors young and old filled the Aslan parking
Join us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! September 9th, 1-4pm ~ FREE 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham WA Enjoy delicious ice cream, games & activities for all ages, a petting zoo, horse demonstrations, and of course, great live music! Bring your friends and family to Windy Acres for a day of fun on the farm! A FREE event for the whole family, come learn about our animals, programs, and how you can get involved. This
Join us at Aslan Brewing Co. on Thursday, August 24th, for a family-friendly block party and fundraiser! 4-8pm Mingle with our mini horses, Toby & Persephone, and grab a delicious drink to support ANT – a percentage of all drink sales will help fund our NEW Mobile ANT van! Enjoy games & activities for all ages, prizes, live music, a photo booth, pick up an ANT T-shirt, and more! PLUS, vote on what images you’d like to see on our new van,
Register NOW for the 21st Annual Golden Harvest Charity Ride, September 15-17th! Presented by WSQHA – All Breeds Welcome Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Cle Elum, WA, at the beautiful Flying Horseshoe Ranch! This event benefits Animals as Natural Therapy and includes: Scenic Trails Meals & Beverages Poker Ride & Prizes Games & Prizes Campfire Socializing Live & Silent Auctions Drawings for a Tooled Leather Brief Case & Silver Belt Buckle And much more! Cabins, tents, and tepees are available to reserve at Flying Horseshoe.
Horses as Healers Take a few minutes to read this article written by our resident equine-assisted mental health counselor, Lorna Shepardson, and learn how horses have a unique capacity to heal. Lorna beautifully illustrates the ways in which horses reach us at our darkest core, only to draw us into the light. A wonderful, inspiring read!
We were fortunate to have Sarah Eden Wallace from KUOW.ORG Seattle at the farm to cover our EAGLE Vets work. Here is the video coverage and article. Horse Therapy Helps Veterans Heal Invisible Wounds By Sarah Eden Wallace • Jun 10, 2015 Veteran Richard Dykstra leads Abby in a corral for equine therapy as part of the Animals as Natural Therapy program north of Bellingham, Wash. KUOW Photo/Sarah Eden Wallace BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Horses are intuitive creatures. Sometimes they’re so sensitive a veteran’s pain can