P.O. Box 475
Abingdon MD 21009
Last Updated 2017-05-14
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.
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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our mission is to encourage healing and celebrate life with individuals and groups whose minds, bodies and spirits will benefit from the transformative connection between people and horses.
Therapeutic Riding - Therapeutic recreation for people with special needs and disadvantaged youth.<br /><br />Hippotherapy - Physical therapy utilizing the movement of the horse to facilitate improvements in the client.<br /><br />Equine Assisted Learning - Ground based activities designed for experiential learning.<br /><br />Equine Experiences - Activities designed to give individuals and groups (especially disadvantages and at-risk youth) a hands-on "horse keeping" experience. <br /><br />Pony Express - CTR's pony (Sally) travels to nursing homes and other places where individuals (especially seniors) are unable to come to the farm.<br /><br />Hoofprints - Bereavement programming for children, adolescents and families as they cope with the loss of a loved one.<br /><br />Teambuilding - Corporations and organizations learn better communication/cooperation skills by accomplishing tasks with our horses.<br /><br />Leadership Training - Small groups of organizational/corporate leaders attend customized training to build their communication skills and uplift them in their important role. (This program serves people ranging from students groups to senior administrative staff.)<br /><br />Horse Powered Learning - Educational programming for homeschoolers and students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade that includes: introduction to learning; reading; math; and reading/math/science modules. Each session is tailored by a certified teacher to meet the specific learning needs of the group. This is the only educational program of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Barn AssistantsMinimum Age: 16CTR is seeking individuals interested is helping with barn chores on our farm. No previous experience is necessary, but volunteers must possess a commitment to doing physical work and keeping our facilities in order. These volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Side WalkersMinimum Age: 16CTR is seeking individuals to assist us as side walkers in weekly therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with special needs. No previous knowledge of horses is required.
Horse LeadersMinimum Age: 18CTR is seeking individuals who have some knowledge of horses to assist us as horse leaders in weekly therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with special needs.
Therapeutic Riding InstructorMinimum Age: 18CTR is seeking PATH-certified therapeutic riding instructors and instructors-in-training (who wish to pursue certification) to assist us in weekly therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with special needs.
Gift CardsCTR is always grateful for donations of gift cards to: Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Staples and The Mill (a Bel Air, Maryland, farm supply company).