Jennifer Semach wrote -After just a few short months we've breached capacity for assisted therapeutic equine services and need a permanent home for Walkabout Farm Therapeutic Riding Academy. Our goal is to provide full time residencey for greater access to our specialized animal/human relationship centred programming, a youth outreach home base as well as skill development opportunities for the uniquely abled members of our community. Looking to bridge the financial gap between what we have to offer privately and what the owners require to purchase their farm and also make the necessary safety modifications/adjustments for accommodating those with special needs. Running this very unique program as a not for profit is necessary to provide services to all, in and near the Haliburton Highlands, a community with the highest poverty rate in the province of Ontario Canada. One of our most popular programs with a long waiting list, is our "work to ride" program. This is an opportunity for youth at risk, many of whom struggle with mental health and those wanting to offer their peers emotional support through mentoring and volunteerism utilizing interactions between therapeutic farm animals for alternative treatment in non clinical setting.