Friday, February 28, 2014

Tuesdays with Boo

[Editor's note: Boo submitted this post in plenty of time for Tuesday. Her editor dropped the ball.]

Gretta and Annie greet the audience
after participating in an EAGALA session
It was my great pleasure to welcome top leaders in the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning to the farm this past weekend. We had the three major international organizations, three universities and five researchers represented, not to mention people from major therapeutic facilities across the US.

The programming, research and therapy models presented were fascinating. I was so proud that this happened at good old Pony Farm, Horse Power and Touchstone Farm!

Best of all, we had five Pony Farm camp alumnae with us in key roles. We relished their delicious presentations on research for PTSD, Equine Wellness and Business Models for Sustainability.

Leslie McCullough (second from right) debriefs after a
demo of equine facilitated psychotherapy.
Seeing these beloved campers all grown up into professional, capable and smart women making a difference in the lives of people and horses was especially thrilling for me!  Just so you don’t think that the spirit of camp was missing, we even playing a rip roaring game of spoons!

Now, I am off to Disney World with my daughter Jamee and Morgan & Megan, my two granddaughters. Everyone says that 8 and 10 is the perfect age for Disney.

Gretzki is ready to demo EMDR
on horseback.
I will be sending some fun pictures to Facebook of our time together. I will also send some news from the road when I take my son Ian to Georgia where he is starting to hike the Appalachian Trail. Lots of fun family happenings.

Rest assured however that I will return in plenty of time to come to NYC to meet up with current campers, new campers and alumnae on Saturday March 22. I can’t wait to see everyone and catch up with news.

So much to tell about the farm…and so eager to hear all your news…Let’s stay in touch. Plan to come visit the farm…The Welcome mat is always out for YOU!


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