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