|Record #: MDL0087||Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019||Last Full Update: 04 Aug 2016|
|Public Bulletin||sign up at www.hinchinbrookfarm.com|
|Where To Find Us||
652 Hwy 325, Box 6
Blockhouse, NS B0J 1E0
|Areas Served||Lunenburg County|
|Contact||Patricia McGill, Program Director, Hinchinbrook Farm Society; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Caroly Collicutt, President, Hinchinbrook Farm Society; Email: email@example.com|
|Mailing Address||c/o Hoinchinbrook Farm Society
PO Box 6
652 Highway 325
Canada B0J 1E0
|Volunteers Wanted (Email)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Volunteer Opportunity||Ages 14+, disabled volunteers accommodated if possible and safe, assist therapeutic riding instructor, recreational assistance, farm chores, carpentry, animal care|
|Description & Services|
-Therapeutic Riding is a physical therapy, it’s special education, and it’s adapted recreation.
Our Therapeutic Riding Instructor has been certified since 1990 and offers traditional therapeutic riding (one-on-one) as well as "ther-a-play" group sessions for families (mostly dealing with autism spectrum disorder)
-Equipment, lesson content, horse activities and recreational games/challenges are all chosen depending on the individual rider.
-Activities take place in the stable, on the trails, in the riding ring, in the paddock, in and on the pond, in the woods and on the rails to trails path to Blockhouse.
-Lessons are by appointment. Registration includes a Doctor’s Referral followed by an assessment by the Program Director to ensure therapy can safely and purposefully provided. Participants sign insurance waivers.
-Volunteers are especially trained and are enthusiastic coaches and become special friends. As they log more hours, increased free training is provided in areas such as first aid, animal care and special education.
-Therapeutic riding reduces spasms, atrophy, incontinence and high blood pressure. The activities increase balance, mobility, body awareness, circulation, strength, co-ordination, muscle tone and endurance. In educational applications, therapeutic riding improves communication, behaviour, task management, and sequential and cognitive thinking. Activities with the volunteers facilitates social contact, builds confidence, develops self esteem and increases social interaction for the children. the volunteers learn patience, new skills and potential careers. Seniors appreciate the peace of mind they get from helping the most vulnerable in our community and they get personal therapeutic results from working with our trained horses.
-Hinchinbrook Farm special annual events include Open Stable, Autism Awareness Day, Easter eggs and horses, Annual Family Picnic at the Farm, Halloween and Horses, and Blockhouse Pony Club.
Hinchinbrook Farm is a Canadian Registered Charity #842984403RR0001. The Farm offers training and fosters safe and effective therapeutic riding through promotional events and awareness campaigns. In additional to our on-site activities that operate year round, in all seasons and all weather, we manage the "Silent Santa" event at the South Shore Centre mall in Bridgewater.
Please contact the farm to learn more or to donate or volunteer.
|Eligibility||Ages: 14 year(s) and up
Volunteers 14 and up and physically fit. We accommodate disabilities when safe for all parties.
Therapeutic programs for children of any age and adults as well - must be doctor referred
|Dates||January through December|
|Meetings||One annual members meeting. 10 Board meetings. Regular half to one day training sessions|
|Tags||All abilities welcome ; Horseback Riding ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Special Interest ; Summer Fun ; Volunteer Opportunity|