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.
· 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.
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