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SUMMER 2018 NEWSLETTER

TALES FROM WINDY ACRES / VOLUME XXI In this issue: Letter from the Director / Mobile ANT Update / Farewells / Volunteer Highlights / Horsin’ Around Campaign / Summer News / Testimonials / Upcoming Events / Odds & Ends Facing Our Fears By Sonja Wingard, Director I always wondered if I ever got cancer, would I fight it or roll over and give up? On May 14th I attended a large community gathering at Whatcom Community College discussing with

Animals from the Cuddle Corner at Microsoft One Week Expo

ANT FEATURED AT MICROSOFT EVENT

This July, ANT bunnies and Gabby (the golden retriever) were featured guests at the Microsoft One Week Expo in Redmond, WA!  Jessie Pemble (Mobile ANT Coordinator) and Kelsy Hartmann (Barn Manager) drove the Mobile ANT Van down south for the 2-day event, and hosted a “Cuddle Corner” for guests (all Microsoft employees) to enjoy. This is the second time ANT has been asked to provide therapy animals for a corporate event in order to relieve stress (read about our visit to

WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER

TAILS FROM WINDY ACRES / Winter 2018 / Volume XXI / Issue 1   Please enjoy the latest update from ANT, featuring stories from the barnyard, Mobile ANT moments, fundraising news, and more! Hear from our new instructor, Haley, our Mobile ANT Coordinator, Jessie, our wonderful VISTA Volunteer, Laura, the amazing Betty Barats (our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator!), and of course our fearless leaders Sonja & Julia. Sneak a peek into life at ANT! Click here to read  

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

MAKING A HORSE

When Armina, an Animals As Natural Therapy (ANT) intern from Denmark asked me to work with some of the kids from ANT to make art I was excited.  Working with youth is a joy and a challenge all  in one.  Working with at-risk youth is another experience all together.  I am not fond of the title “at-risk” because we all are at risk.  These souls I encountered are indeed struggling to find their place. Knowing that most kids with stable

GROW NW ARTICLE

    [separator headline=”h3″ title=”We want to thank Grow Northwest for including us in their article about therapy animals programs.“]   Therapy animals: A look at how some local groups are helping people of all ages Jan 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Features Horses Healing Heroes, Animals as Natural Therapy, and JNK Llama Farm by Jessamyn Tuttle A few years ago Arleen Gibson of

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