Making Friends - Mending Hearts
Horses are very keen on body language, and what I refer to as "presence", and expression. They know quite a bit about you before you ever get to'em. They can read things about you clear across an arena.
Mini-Blessings currently has an outdoor arena on site. This is an 80 x 120 workable space for visitors to work with the horses. This area can be used with, or without agility equipment.
We also take great pride in our Sensory Garden, as it is especially helpful for those with Autism and sensory based sensitivities. This space allows visitors to smell, taste, feel, see and learn about these different senses in a controlled, safe, and fun environment! Our garden also features a geological exhibit as you will see in the picture below!
Meadow and "Mini-Trail"
Mini-Blessings Farm also features a lower meadow on the back side of the property. This is where you will find the Sensory Garden, a soothing creek that passes through the property, a picnic area, 2 horseshoe courts, another large round pen, and a 1/4 mile "mini-trail" that makes its way around the property.
Next to the outdoor arena is a 30 x 50 barn, with an external shed roof for storage. The barn has been designated mostly for storage and is also used for special events.
Miniature Horse Paddocks
There are two designated paddocks on site for the miniature horses, each having their own loafing sheds for coverage from weather and access to an automatic waterer.
There are two designated paddocks on site for large, standard size horses, each also having their own loafing sheds for coverage from weather and access to an automatic waterer.
Mini-Blessings has a round pen set up near the arena and paddocks to allow easy access for visitors and program participants to work with the horses in a smaller, more controlled environment.
Mini-Blessings future plans involve the raising of an indoor area in our lower meadow that
would allow our programs to operate year-round, rather than just seasonally.
(Pictures of future indoor arena coming soon!)