We are looking for volunteers! Come and join us in this worthwhile program, helping both veterans and horses. Some horse experience required. Contact Jackie Mickiewicz, our coordinator at 860-550-1955.
Horse Feathers is our largest active volunteer and participant group at the farm. Begun in 2015, Horse Feathers is an animal assisted therapy group that meets once a week to teach driving and horsemanship skills. The group includes small animal assisted learning, and has an active gardening group as well.
We will also be offering another mental health veteran's group to meet at night, and/or weekends in the spring as a pilot program, working with veterans in unmounted horsemanship.
Our veteran volunteers have become active in many areas of the farm, especially bonding and working with our older sanctuary animals. They also help out with other areas of therapeutic horsemanship, not to mention the wonderful help our Veterans give us during our annual fundraisers.
The Horse Feathers group is entirely funded out of contributions. No charge is assessed to any member.
Horse Feathers Veterans Program at Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam, CT is an equine learning and wellness program helping veterans or first responders with post traumatic stress.
Horse Feathers pledges to:
promote emotional well-being for veterans and first responders through a connection with rescue horses
inspire self-confidence through learning about horse related care and activities
emphasize individual goals such as harnessing expertise, cart or wagon driving, barn management, grooming
provide the opportunity to continue in the program as a volunteer for future clients
Contact us for more info by filling out the form on the right.
Or, give us a call at Ray of Light Farm