Improving the quality of life for children & adults with disabilities by promoting self esteem, social skills & physical therapy that blossoms & grows through contact with horses.

HISTORY

In 2004 Ben and Heather Harrison purchased 78 acres. Recognizing their blessings the Harrisons took on the philosophy of to those who are given much, much is expected and so the dream of Fire Horse Farm soon developed. After two years of planning and research Fire Horse Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center was founded.

The Harrison's have combined Ben's experience as a Fireman/Paramedic and love of farming with Heather's experience as a school teacher and love for horses and children. Together they dreamed of a place where the values associated with the western lifestyle and the ability of the horse to change lives could be offered to those who might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience it. Inspired and encouraged by Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Ben and Heather were confident that there was not only a need for this type of service but a great demand for it as well.

In 2006 the Harrison's set aside 30 acres of the original 78 purchased to pursue their dream of developing a therapeutic riding program in Rusk County. Now the dream is a reality. Fire Horse Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization who operates under the guidance of a volunteer based board of directors.

Fire Horse Farm's staff is currently comprised of one part-time instructor, 4 horses, 1 miniature donkey and more than 20 dedicated volunteers.

GOALS

Improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through programs of horsemanship and agricultural education.
Provide education and training for students, their families, volunteers, and staff.
Provide social interaction for students, volunteers, staff, and families.
Increase community awareness of the benefits of therapeutic riding at Fire Horse Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center.
Seek financial funding and support.
Provide juvenile intervention programs through volunteerism.
Continue to develop and enhance programs necessary to serve our communities.

For consideration for your special someone, please go to our Student Application

We always have a need for Volunteers and/or donations.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible.

Fire Horse Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center
A 501c3 nonprofit organization

Phone: 903-740-3473
Email: fire_horse_farm@yahoo.com


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