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Here Is The Science — The Movement Method
Hinchinbrook Farm is NOT only about horseback riding/equine therapy. There is a growing body of science supporting the range of activities, from trampoline to riding and rocking on a pond raft to running that suggests any kind of movement is a benefit to managing ASD. Horseback riding is especially good because of the rocking motion that leads to certain hormonal changes, but all movement is beneficial. For a 4+ minute video explaining some of this science, check out the video at this link.
Hinchinbrook Now Accepting Applications
Hinchinbrook is now accepting applications to join our Horse Boy and Therapeutic Riding programs. In addition to our programs for children, and due to funding provided by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Education and United Way (plus an anonymous foundation donor), we can provide therapeutic riding one-on-one once again for adult children living at home or in assisted living. The program is based on cost sharing and clients are expected to participate as they are able since grants only cover 50% of the cost of each lesson. You must call to make assessment appointments for these fall programs. 902-624-0603
Help increase our capacity — become a volunteer!
- Volunteers are trained by certified therapeutic riding experts
- You are asked to commit to a minimum of 10 hours a month (about 1 session per week, although many volunteers do more than that)
- Once you have put in 100 volunteer hours (including training) you qualify for other free training such as Emergency First Aid, Mental Health Emergency First Aid, T-TOUCH and more — saving you hundreds of dollars
- Volunteering at Hinchinbrook qualifies for school and college community service and supervised co-op work
“FREE REINS” Documentary
GET YOUR POPCORN — AND A BOX OF TISSUES — AND THEN CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CBC DOCUMENTARY, “FREE REINS”, ABOUT HINCHINBROOK FARM AND THE MEMBERS OF OUR TRIBE (45 MINUTES)
For the present, this video can only be viewed in Canada. We will update the link once an international access site has been confirmed.
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Our Wonderful Sponsors
➢The Windsor Foundation, Halifax
➢100 Bluenosers Who Care
Partners in the 2018 Support4Sport Grant to help pay for Volunteer Training include: Province of Nova Scotia, Sport Canada, Canada Games Legacy Fund and Manulife