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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)
Purpose: To develop strong, confident individuals through experiential learning, and to provide a growth and learning experience with horses and nature.
Vision: To apply a grassroots, cognitive and experiential approach creating growth and learning. We encourage clients to celebrate diversity, take risks, and face difficult challenges. Our vision aspires to teach respect for one another, appreciation for nature, horses and our community. In the historical definition of The Mustard Seed, "We may share in the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen".
The Mustard Seed Farm is both a clinical, as well as a non-clinical Equestrian Center with diverse clientele and highly skilled staff. We bring much needed healing services to the New England area including Equine Assisted Growth and Learning, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, Hippotherapy and Therapeutic riding, as well as Traditional horse riding and education. The Mustard Seed Farm is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to challenge families, individuals, and groups to see the world, themselves, and others in a different way.
The Mustard Seed Farm is located at Red Rock Farm in scenic Foster, Rhode Island. We are currently in the p[rocess of building a climate-controlled observation room for the the clientele to prepare for sessions and conducting respite programs which offer planned short-term and time-limited breaks for individuals, families and other care givers of children and adults with specific needs.The Mustard Seed Farm prides itself in providing a team of caring, licensed therapists and qualified riding instructors who make it possible for all our clients to participate in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy. We are solution focused and offer a safe opportunity for clients to grow through exploration, experimentation, and creative activities with horses and nature. Some of our equine educational programs include team building, bullying workshops and summer camp programs for children, teens, and foster/adopted children. As well as offering therapy for those who suffer from PTSD including The Seeds of Courage program for military personnel and public service employees, this supports individuals and their families in personal and professional development. Participants in these programs will face exciting challenges that will improve their physical, mental and emotional health at the same time working toward decreasing overall stress levels, providing healthy coping strategies and improving self-awareness
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