Beginning December 15, 2016, a $10.00 Registration Fee (Cash or Check) is required from all volunteers. Volunteer assistants needed to help with our Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons. Become part of our team to assist our students who are in wheelchairs and to record progress. Our Programs also includes Animal-Assisted Learning, Horticulture, Art Therapy and Music Therapy. HAPPI Farm’s volunteer duties require a bit of physical strength and it is required that you are able to lift 30 pounds. The duties consist of tacking and walking horses and assisting the therapeutic riding instructor with special needs students. Please wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty because you will NOT stay clean. Boots are highly recommended; NO sandals are permitted.
HAPPI Farm's mission is to promote positive development and life enrichment, providing experiential human-animal interactive bonding. Horse and Petting Pal Interaction, Inc. (HAPPI Farm) is a non-profit organization that seeks to better the lives of others through interaction with a wide variety of animals. We reach out to many groups of people including disadvantaged children, youths at risk, seniors and military veterans. Many research studies have shown this interaction to be emotionally and physically beneficial. Studies have also concluded it is an effective alternative education. HAPPI Farm operates strictly on the goodwill of the public.
Horse and Petting Pal Interaction is a Animal Activity Learning Center for children and adults with special needs and limitations and the general public.
Our programs include Care of Farm and Exotic Animals and Therapeutic Horseback Riding
OUR GOAL is to provide individuals, families and groups a chance to overcome difficulties and improve their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development by the assistance of animals.