The stories are written by a rider, a parent, caregiver or myself. I hope they inspire you. The joys that occur at Freedomfarm are a gift from God. His love shines through when the team of a special rider, a chosen horse and giving volunteers all come together. So, I give a special thank you to those who are willing to share from their heart A Riders Story......
We're grateful for everyone in Gregory's life who has worked to help him and we'll forever hold a special place in our hearts for Susie, the horses, and the rest of the Freedom Farm team for the healing they do... by Gregory's Mom, Julie
Freedom Farm can be described as many things. Freedom Farn is caring, loving and generous to others... I am 13 years old and I have been riding at Freedom Farm since I was 6. I can now ride independently. I would've never thought I would be able to ride by myself. Freedom Farm is a miracle to me... by Katie and her mom
DOC’s job is one of utmost importance to me as Brett’s mom; for DOC’s job requires that he keeps my son safe while progressing toward re-learning to walk after receiving a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) three years ago... by Brett's mother
"Doc's Special Medicine"
Freedom Farm Horse and Rider team, Doc and Brett, are featured in this Summer's issue of STRIDES!
To view the article, written by Brett's mother Greta, click here.
STRIDES is PATH Intl's major publication. It is a full-color quarterly magazine which features different topics related to Therapeutic Horsemanship and is mailed to each PATH Intl member. Past issues of the magazine are available online at the PATH Intl website and can be viewed by clicking the STRIDES magazine picture to the right.
My son, Bobby, was diagnosed on the autism spectrum when he was three. He is almost 7 1/2 now... he hit a plateau in his therapies and things seemed to go downhill very fast... by Bobby's mother
Laura has a rare genetic disorder known as Kabuki Syndrome, which presents as hypotonia (low muscle tone), and cognitive and developmental delays. since Laura has been riding at Freedomfarm, there has been remarkable improvement in her strength, ... by Laura's mother
In the year 2003, our beautiful son, Quintin, was born to us through adoption. We brought him home at just three tender days of age, and from the very moment we laid eyes on him, ... by Quintin's mom
Mackenzie was four months old when her path in life took a dramatic turn. She suffered a brain injury after an interrupted SIDS episode... by Mackenzie's mom
Ben began riding 2 years ago when he was 8 years old. He would not make eye contact with anyone, there were no smiles and when he spoke, it was with a very soft voice... by Susie Bjorklund