Thank you for your interest in Leg Up Farm. Our equine staff appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your horse. We evaluate each horse individually and determine collectively whether your horse is likely to be a good fit for our program. As a whole we are looking for a horse that has a calm demeanor, is honest and completely sound at walk, trot and canter. Horses are accepted as donations or free leases, typically at the horse owner’s discretion.
In order to evaluate your horse, we ask that you:• Complete the attached questionnaire, which asks about the horse, the horse’s history, as well as details about the horse’s management. • Send us a short video. The video should show your horse schooling on the flat as well as demonstrating any other training your horse currently has such as over fences, dressage movements, western patterns, etc.• If the horse appears to be suitable, a staff member may request to meet and ride the horse where it is currently stabled (with the facility owner's permission) or we may ask that the horse be trailered to our facility for a trial ride.
Horses that appear suitable for the program are brought in to undergo a trial period, during which the horse is ridden by staff and clients. At the conclusion of the trial a staff member will contact you in regards to the outcome. If all goes well, any lease or donation paperwork will be finalized at this time.
The horses in our therapeutic riding program are valuable members of our team and are highly respected by our clients, families and staff. On top of a high quality of care, we also work with multiple equine professionals to keep our horses happy and in peak condition to do their job.
Please complete the Potential Program Horse Questionnaire and e-mail, fax or mail it to the address below, care of our barn manager. In order for us to view your horse, you may mail us a DVD, e-mail the video or a link to access the video on another site such as www.youtube.com. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and check out our website at www.legupfarm.org.
Jessica Warns, Equine DirectorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (717) 266-9294Fax: (717) 384-80714880 N. Sherman St. ExtMt Wolf, PA 17347