Unbridled Way Forward is expanding!
Those of you who have been to Treehaven for one of our events probably remember the 100-year-old oak and maple trees that provide shade and surround the pasture where our herd lives. Also, the circle of seats that provide comfort as we observe and get to know the horses from a distance. All with the sound of birds and wind (and the occasional car noise) and sneezing and snorting of horses.
UWF was launched in 2020 just before the pandemic began to guide people to discover their authentic path, through the unique power of incorporating horses into psychotherapy, personal and professional development. Our ability to provide in person services (following Covid 19 protocols) was a relief to many who needed support, wanted to be out in nature and be in a safe space. We have grown slowly but steadily since then and the need for more weather and waterproof options has increased as more people come for therapy, retreats, and learning.
That spring of the pandemic, there was a bright spot for us, when the 3 acres across the road from us came up for sale! Without a second thought, I impulsively said “let’s do it”. Those of you who know me well, know that this is not my usual MO. I had been visualizing the view out over the hay fields for a few years, hoping we could someday add it to our existing farm. This was the opportunity I had been waiting for. Since then, it has been building one step at a time.
The new space has a large, covered area with room for horses and people and the small building includes all the essentials: meeting space, large windows looking out at horses, heat and air, bathroom, etc. Think “Tiny house in the company of horses.”
Early October is our target date for the horses to make the transition over. In the interim, clients who are not engaged in equine assisted services are already meeting there with their therapist, under cover and looking out on the beautiful pasture and trees ahead. It is so exciting!
Stay tuned for details coming soon about Open Houses and learning sessions for those who want to meet the herd and learn more about equine assisted learning (EAL) and psychotherapy (EAP).