Welcome to Forward Motion Farm and the home of Untamed Spirit Therapeutic and Educational Program.
The concept of moving forward is the basis for a new horse facility located in Virginia Beach. Nestled in the heart of Pungo farmland, Forward Motion Farm, LLC was developed by Barbara S. Ford, Ashley Ford and Shaun Gayhart in the summer of 2010 as a blended equine community, bringing both able-bodied and special needs individuals together in a positive and encouraging outdoor farm environment. The farm encompasses almost 25 acres of farmland, surrounded by aged trees in an idyllic and tranquil setting. Facilities include a 28 stall barn, Indoor Riding Arena, outdoor jumping ring, outdoor Dressage ring, round pen and numerous pastures. Future plans include an additional ring for therapeutic lessons, additional pastures, conference room for clinics and workshops and a small animal sanctuary.
Untamed Spirit Therapeutic & Educational Program
Benefits derived from a therapeutic environment:
- Natural and positive interaction with a variety of animals including horses, ponies, goats, rabbits and cats
- One on one interaction with staff and volunteers
- Increases self confidence and self awareness
- Increases gross and fine motor skills and muscle tone
- Enhances verbalization and awareness
All instructors for Untamed Spirit are professionals with combined instructional experience of over 45 years. All are PATH, Intl. Certified and members of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (TRAV).