November 2022 by Kathy Van Mullekom Meet animals and their humans who bring hope and more to people who need it. When Rocky and MacKenna Pence see each other, you instantly know they are BFFs. … [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.
This morning on Be My Guest we welcomed Untamed Spirit Founder and Executive Director, Barb Ford to talk about the new mental health programs they offer, how encounters and experiences at Untamed … [Read More...]
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...]