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Ase was the beginning of the journey...

  • Having cared for horses from the time her children were in 4-H and Pony club, it was finally time for Pam to have her own equine partner to work with.  Ase was purchased in 2014.  

  • They spent the next two years working on trust building.  Ase was always just out of reach.  Had to be cornered to catch.  Bolted at the gate.  Closed down with anxiety on the lead rope.  Had to be taught how yummy peppermints were.  (See the "Our Equine Partners, Ase's book" page for more of his story.)  2017 brought opportunity to work with Kim Klein Veenstra of the "Mobile Confidence Course" and our breakthrough. 

  • Ase attended the first of many Cowboy Christmas shows in 2018.  He has won ribbons in several halter classes and in hand trail classes.    

  • Pam realized the similarity between the concepts of working with humans with trauma and horses with trauma and the idea to provide Equine Therapy bloomed.  

  • Pam engaged in Equine Assisted Coaching Association* training throughout 2019.   

  • Ase's book was published in 2020,

  • At the beginning of 2020, the Allen's moved to St Johns, MI and began offering Equine Programs                    at Broken Road Farm. 

  • Pam completed in person training hours at the end of 2021 and gained full certification as an Equine Assisted Coach with the Equine Assisted Coaching Association in January 2022.

  • Non-profit filing began in the fall of 2022 and was completed in early 2023.  The organization's Board of Directors was organized at this time.  

  • Programming for the community began in May 2023, reaching youth and adults in need of mental health support, social-emotional skill building, and youth at-risk on probation.  

                                                                                                                                        

We are excited to begin this new chapter!  We welcome you to our program!    

 

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