- To share the love of God and His creation through miniature horses and the ranch setting.
- To help children and adults discover their uniqueness, improve self-esteem and build confidence while enjoying the unconditional acceptance of their horse friend(s).
- To provide children and adults opportunities to participate in activities designed to enhance and build on each person’s natural curiosity and creativity and to develop strengths to thrive in life.
LESSONS – We offer individual and group lessons
CAMPS – Summer Camps and other seasonal camps throughout the year.
PONY HUGS – This home visit program is available upon request for children and adults in the Louisa
area as a compassionate home visit for those who are homebound due to illness or hospice.
ALL SERVICES ARE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
Though many families can afford lessons and other luxuries, many in our rural community cannot. It is through the generosity of donors that we can offer our lessons at no cost and ensure that all may take part regardless of cost. If you would like to help support Pony Partners, you can donate through PayPal or Venmo.
Meet the Team
Ms. Patti Fields, CEAC
Ms. Patti Fields is the human behind Pony Partners. A self-described “horse crazy” girl, her first word was horse. During her childhood she saved all of her allowance to pay for trail rides at a local stable, cleaned stalls at friends homes to get a chance to spend time with horses and delighted in visiting her aunt at her Shetland pony farm. But she had to wait until she was an adult to realize the dream of owning her own horses.
Before starting her miniature horse ranch in Louisa, VA, Ms. Patti was involved in teaching, coaching and mentoring children and adults and individuals of all ages with special needs. While living in Florida she was able to work with children with special needs and miniature horses on a limited basis. Seeing what a positive effect these interactions had on the children, she dreamed of starting her own program to offer the opportunity to children and families to benefit from interactions with horses.
In 2018 Ms. Patti completed her course in Equine Assisted Life Coaching with the Equine Assisted Coaching Association. Ms. Patti is also a former Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher (NY) and former Owner/Director of Advance Coaching & Training, Inc. a Medicaid Services Provider (NY) serving people on the TBI and NHTD Medicaid Waivers.
The Rest of the Team
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