By Melanie Occhiuzzo, Southside Daily - June 14, 2019 VIRGINIA BEACH — Untamed Spirit is a nonprofit therapeutic and educational program nestled in the heart of Pungo farmland. The program uses … [Read More...]
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Our horses and ponies are the reason for our existence. Taking teh energy, power and spirit of the horse and letting it flow through to a client can be a life-changing experience. Horses can elicit honest responses from their riders which can enable a person to push through self-doubt or fears and achieve their dreams.
Welcome to Forward Motion Farm and the home of Untamed Spirit Therapeutic and Educational Program.
The mission of Untamed Spirit Therapeutic and Educational Program is to enhance and enrich the lives of individuals with special needs through a partnership with horses.
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.
We are thrilled to have been featured in the March 2018 issue of Tidewater Family Magazine! March 2018, by Lydia Schoepflin-Streibel, Published in Community In this more-than-one-horse town, … [Read More...]
Hoof Day with Paige Poss focused on exploring the anatomy of horse hooves in an effort to educate and explore the relationships between form, function and how we trim and shoe horses. Poss' previous … [Read More...]