The Healing Power of a Horse
Here at Mini-Blessings Farm our sincere desire is to share the healing power of our horses; with the old - the young, the big - the small, the physically challenged - anyone with a need of mending. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization operating in Chaffee County, we at Mini-Blessings Farm are providing equine guided interactions and equine assisted learning to the Central Colorado region. Our miniature horses, a mobile herd of seven, and our full-size horse are always eager and ready to go to work
Since beginning our operations in 2008, the minis have visited elementary schools, made presentations at Summer Library Programs, and made regular visits to various elder care and other facilities in Salida and Leadville. Visitors to our on-site facility have a chance to lead and brush the horses in a supervised environment, lead minis through an agility course, drive mini-drawn carts, and just relax and enjoy the serenity of the quarter-mile Mini-Trail. We have been blessed to have our kind spirited horses work with a number of special needs children and their physical or occupational therapists; the results have been miraculous. We are also working with the Buena Vista School District and Boys and Girls Clubs offering equine assisted learning with elementary and middle school students. We are fortunate to have high school students from Chaffee County High School mentor the younger students.
It has been an inspiration and a joy for us to have witnessed these magical interactions between people of all ages and our precious horses. We also have a wonderful sensory garden which is particularly beneficial to those with autism. We are expanding our outreach to the community, working with many different types of therapists in our region, and actively seeking more opportunities to engage with our community.
Our desire is to increase public awareness of the healing power of these beautiful animals. We wish to extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to come and visit our facility and to meet the horses and staff here at Mini-Blessings Farm. We are always in need of volunteers. We also need help getting the word out about this special herd and all they can do. Our goals and dreams are "mini".