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Borrowed Freedom Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities, Inc. strives to offer a meaningful experience that will enhance wellness, build life skills and bring great joy and self-esteem to children, adults and families with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional or socioeconomic special needs. We do this by providing funding for equine (horse), animal assisted activities, agricultural and environmental learning opportunities, and the development of innovative, beneficial projects.
We believe that in fostering the wellness and independence that develops through the beneficial relationships between people, animals and the environment we can make a positive impact on our community and its future.
Our farm environment was developed specifically to provide equine, agricultural and environmental experiences for children and adults with special needs. We are the only facility in the Southern Tier that offers this type of unique environment. We have no outside interests such as boarding, training or sales so we are able to fully devote our time and attention to the individual needs of each student. This also ensures that donor and volunteer support are used specifically to support our non-profit mission.
The farm offers a quiet, private and peaceful place for our students to be themselves, and the ability to explore at their own pace without interference. Each animal on the farm has been specifically chosen to be a partner in our program. Many have special needs of their own, and as the students grow within the program very unique connections between the students and animals are formed.
Borrowed Freedom offers Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, Therapeutic Horsemanship, Special Olympics, Equine Facilitated Learning and other Agricultural and Environmental programs.
All programming is offered at no charge to the participant.
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