ANT selected for 2017 Best of Bellingham Awards

Animals As Natural Therapy Receives 2017 Best of Bellingham Award BELLINGHAM August 2, 2017 — Animals As Natural Therapy has been selected for the 2017 Best of Bellingham Award in the Counselor category by the Bellingham Award Program.   Each year, the Bellingham Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and

Minis & Microbrews at Aslan Brewing Co!

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,

21st Annual Bill Cassidy Golden Harvest Charity Trail Ride

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 – ANT Article

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!

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ANT 2015 BLESSING OF ANIMALS & OPEN HOUSE

  Our 14th Annual Blessing of the Animals & Open House – Farm Tour in Whatcom County WA is coming!  Mark your calendars for all ages free fun at Animals As Natural Therapy’s Windy Acres Farm in Bellingham, WA.  The fun includes Farm Tours, Petting Zoos, Face Painting and Demonstrations for all ages. Event:  Satruday, April 18 ~ 2015 12-3PM The Blessing will start at 1PM. See you there!   Limited onsite parking for visitors with disabilities and families with car seats.   Parking and shuttle provided from Bank

WINTER 2015 NEWSLETTER

It is Gala time here at ANT a time to gather and support while celebrating amongst friends.  Just before Gala time is the Winter Newsletter a gathering of accomplishments and stories of courage and growth from the past year.   Here are a couple of highlights from this installment of TAILS FROM WINDY ACRES.  If you are interested we have posted all our newsletters for review in our newsletter archive here. Meanwhile enjoy our Winter 2015 Newsletter for download as PDF or

EQUINE THERAPY ARTICLE

Here at ANT we use a variety of methods to work with our clients.  Equine Therapy is one way we can affect change!  People ask us about it and how it works.  We would like to include this article as a resource for communicating just how Equine Therapy works. What Exactly is “Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Equine Facilitated Learning”? Reprinted from NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) Strides Magazine, Winter 1998 By Isabella “Boo” McDaniel, M.Ed., Co-Founder of EFMHA No one would