How can you support relief efforts in Haiti and Afghanistan?

Learn more about resources to support people in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Read More

The Mustard Seed Farm

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • People with Disabilities

Location

244 Wright RoadDanielson, CT 06239 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Mustard Seed Farm challenges families, individuals, and groups to see the world, themselves, and others in a different way. We build on strengths and weaknesses, so everyone can live their authentic lives. We are solution focused and provide a safe opportunity for clients to grow through exploration, experimentation, and creative activities with horses, and nature. "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime" (Zen Master)

Description

Our Equine programs, challenge and develop strong, confident individuals with hands-on learning and natural horsemanship skills. We conduct miniature horse classes, equine-assisted growth and learning school visit workshops to nurture children's personal and social development through practical activities with miniature horses, incorporating creative writing and art activities and conduct annual summer camp programs. Our Circle of Friends workshop explores building healthy friendships, listening skills and communication, expression of feelings and trust. Our Sticks and Stones workshop explores bullying and conflict resolution, self-esteem, recognizing differences and anger management. Our All Aboard workshop explores teamwork and cooperation, individual strengths and how we use them to help others, trust and listening skills and communication. Our program coincides with the American School Counselor Association, National Standards for Students. We are seeking volunteers to assist with our workshop programs, summer camp horse and art activities, cleaning stalls, carpentry skilled individuals, and miscellaneous general farm duties.
Purpose: To develop strong, confident individuals through experiential learning, and to provide a growth and learning experience with horses and nature.

Reviews

Would you recommend The Mustard Seed Farm?
1 review Write a review
by Alison G. (April 21, 2016)
My mother and I started volunteering here a year and a half ago. I have special needs that are depending on others to help me with certain tasks I can't do on my own("yet"). It's very emotionally hard for me to live with certain challenges that keep me from doing what every normal person would live. I'm usually strong, and confident about my own life, but sometimes it hits me emotionally. Horses are truly an amazing gift from God! All these years growing up around them have made me grow more confident, happier, and fearless. Though there's still a lot to learn about them magnificent creatures, I thank my teacher(s) for showing me how to handle them with confidence even in dangerous situations. But that doesn't mean that they won't ever have me concerned because horses are bigger than you. Never take them lightly, or else let the horse teach you a lesson. This is where my passion grows! If you're a horse lover, then I recommend you stop by to experience the therapeutic environment.

Report this organization