Mobile Minis connect with community

Fieldstone Farm’s miniature horses are hitting the road in a newly outfitted transport van to extend our programming beyond the farm. Our Mobile Mini Program officially kicked off with a visit to the Galvin Therapy Center in the fall of 2020 and now is traveling to various schools, hospitals, senior centers and other organizations on a weekly basis.

The minis serve as our ambassadors, demonstrating how a connection with a horse can improve mood, mindfulness, motivation, confidence, relaxation and happiness. They also help students with experiential learning based around math, science, art and social skills.

While the mobile program was conceived before the pandemic, it has been a great way to connect with many of our partner organizations during the last year. One of the favorite lessons with schools is anatomy. We compare our anatomy to that of the horses and we incorporate an interactive lesson so they see where the heart, lungs and digestive organs of a horse compared to a human. It is a great teaching tool and fun as well.

A big thank you to The Reinberger Foundation for a generous grant to fund the van and startup costs for this new program. If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to schedule a visit, please contact kflint@fieldstonefarm.org.