• Miniature Horse Walking
• Miniature In-Hand Show Jumping
• Visits To Care Homes & Events
• Miniature In-Hand 'Show Jumping' Birthday Parties
ADAPTIVE POWER CYCLING FOR WHEELCHAIR-USERS
WE DECIDED TO EXPAND OUR ANIMAL THERAPY EXPERIENCE FROM JUST AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSES TO A WIDER VARIETY OF UNUSUAL, QUIRKY AND FUN-LOOKING SMALL ANIMALS, THE MAJORITY OF WHICH HAVE BEEN DONATED TO US.
WE SHOULD RENAME OURSELVES – ‘THE FUNNY FARM’ – ALL OF THESE ANIMALS ARE MAKING US SMILE OR EVEN LAUGH OUT LOUD AT THEIR SOUNDS, LOOKS AND ANTICS.
WE PLAN TO OPEN FOR VISITORS, ONCE WE HAVE COMPLETED ESSENTIAL ADAPTIONS.
ARRIVED AND SETTLED IN NICELY
8 PYGMY GOATS, NANNY, BILLY AND OFFSPRING
ARRIVED AND SETTLING IN NICELY
ARRIVED AND SETTLING IN NICELY – BANTAMS
IN THE PIPELINE
These cute little log cabins will house our alternative pain therapies and overnight wheelchair-accessible accommodation for those living too far away to visit in a day. We are inviting companies to sponsor a pod, their company name will appeal on a plaque above the door.
The log pods for overnight accommodation will have the extension to one side for a bathroom and a roof light over the bed so that you can lay back and watch the sky at night.
ALSO IN THE PIPELINE
Western Riding Therapy.
We have finally selected two horses and started them on a gentle fittening programme and will be launching a crowd fund soon to pay for their specialist training.
We consider the Western saddle and the single-handed neck-reining to steering and braking of Western riding to be a far safer style of riding than English riding where the rider has no ‘handle’ and needs both hands to steer and stop, whereas Western riding provides deep secure saddles with the roping horn at the front offering somewhere to stabilise yourself if you have limited use of your legs and no hands are needed to stop the horse, just a voice command of ‘whoa’.
ALSO IN THE PIPELINE
Electric 4×4 Quad Biking
For those attending who would prefer a motorised mode of transport rather than a horse, we will be launching a crowd fund for a pair of 1500 watt farm quad bikes and building a small ‘rocky road’ to give a fun experience.
These quad bikes will double up as workhorses for the volunteers that run the farm.
PHOTO GALLERY BELOW
THE COUNTRY CORNER FUND
The registering of this fund with the Charity Commission will open up so many other funding opportunities and allow us, with this extra funding, to fast-track our greater plans of:
1. Loaning any person facing a life-changing situation where they are reliant on a manual wheelchair, one of our powered ad-ons from our sister charitable organisation, Country Corner Cycles – getting them ’empowered’. This will ensure they are able to get out and about without putting excessive wear and tear on their shoulders, which were not designed to be ‘walked’ on and must last them a lifetime.
2. Establish a ‘Country Corner’ in each major County in the UK where people can come and look at their options going forward in their new lifestyle of coping with life with reduced mobility and help them design the important features of their new life, their kitchens, bathrooms and gardens.
3. Place trios of Western-trained American breeds of horses, chosen specifically for their calm yet sensitive natures and shallow, comfortable way of moving, with riding centres in major Counties of the UK, the fund will also pay for specialist hoist for mounting and toilet facilities at these centres.
4. Have a selection of converted motorhomes for holiday hire with automatic gearbox and hand-controls, the interior suitable for wheelchair-users, thus taking away the current headache of wheelchair-users looking for accessible accommodation in the UK.
5. To give wheelchair-users the dignity to fly with easy access to a toilet and donate toward a scheme that intends to design a ‘toilet pod’ that will replace six seats (the seats unclip, the pod clips in), triggered by the booking of a flight by a person who needs full access to an accessible toilet and this includes having their wheelchair stowed next to them so they do not have to suffer the indignity of having to ask to go to the toilet!
Other businesses cannot get away with discriminatory lack of access, why are airlines allowed to ‘get away with’ a horrendous situation which stops many disabled people from travelling?
How many walkers would find it acceptable to be offered a blanket to cover yourself with while you urinate into a bottle right next to a stranger in the seat next to you?
This has got to stop!
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