Serves those who are experiencing transition in their lives and want to discover the power and gentleness of horses as a way to move away from anxiety, grief, loss or feeling of being stuck to new directions that help pave the way to personal renewal and refreshment.
Miniature horses, Kokoleka "Koko" and Pineapple are specially trained equine therapy horses, who positively impact or physical, spiritual and emotional lives with their delightful personalities and love of touch.
Our mini horses visit vulnerable children and adults, in the surrounding area, wherever they call home, including rehabilitation, hospice centers, and homebound pediatric hospice patients. Our mini horses have the unique ability to inspire, delight, and bring joy to those who are facing challenges with serious illness in a gentle and comforting way.
Horticultural therapy uses the activities associated with horticulture such as gardening, plant propagation, plant care, visits to natural environments and gardens in personal development; to engender a feeling of well-being, improve physical and mental health and encourage social interaction. Horticultural therapy is an active process which occurs in the context of an established treatment plan where the process itself is considered the therapeutic activity rather than the end product.
For example, by creating a container garden using plants that engage all five senses, with a group led by a professional facilitator, participants physically connect with nature and others, feel a sense of purpose and achievement, and experience lessening feelings of isolation through community inclusion (Ohana).
This year horticultural therapy activities will be seeded throughout our programming to include caregiver workshops, special events for vulnerable children and individual horticultural therapy sessions.
Whether it’s grief, professional burnout, existential questions, anxiety, or just the sense that something is missing, you’re invited to start your journey of self-discovery at Homestead Art Therapy & Counseling.
The counseling space at the Ohana Equestrian Preserve is uniquely prepared to handle the uncertainty of these times. A ventilated and climate-controlled indoor studio, an all-outdoor patio space with a heater and awning, and safe, comfortable walking trails with beautiful scenery offer multiple comfortable, therapeutic options. And of course, telehealth is available.