Theraputic FUN On A Farm
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HOURS & LOCATION
8544 New Road,
Suffolk, Va 23437
Tel: (757) 553-6263
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
All hours are by Appointment
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We create a place to work the earth and heal the mind and body through agricultural endeavors. Veterans and families are given the opportunity to work with hydroponics greenhouses and raised bed gardening to make plants grow.
Horses are masters of nonverbal communication. Improve your behavior patterns by working with them. Develop better interpersonal skills by watching a horse's ear flicker.
We inspire hope and contribute the the health and well being of American Veterans by providing a positive outlet through multi media artistic endeavors. Family art activities are available.
4 Theraputic Programs
Our mission is to provide free support for mentally ill veterans and their families using Stargazer Stables' farm facilities for therapeutic treatment and reconnecting family units. The farm acts as a catalyst allowing veteran families to work through interpersonal relationships in a less stressful environment using nature as a tool for positive change.
Veterans currently enrolled in one of our programs are welcomed to bring out their families to have picnics, walk on the trails, fish in the pond, feed the animals and help their own kids learn to ride horses.
"The instruction is rooted in sound fundamentals and geared toward the sheer joy of riding, providing an understanding of how horses think and move and how riders develop confidence. She has horses of various sizes, from small ponies to comparatively fast and capable jumpers. Sonya knows her business: she has a lifetime of experience and was a barrel racer in her day. During the riding sessions she is assisted by older (teenage) volunteers, riders who have trained under her for some time. The facility is at her home; the art is inside, in a studio, and the action outdoors is in a busy, old-fashioned barnyard complete with ducks wandering around, as well as goats and dogs and even a barn cat scampering this way and that. The tiny offspring are constantly manhandled by all the kids and this is what leads to that busy barnyard: all these species go about their business absolutely indifferent to one another, as though sharing a city block. Stargazer is every bit the old fashioned camp we parents had when we were kids.”
“Stargazer Stables is a great place. My eight year old daughter loves it! That is why she will be attending 4 weeks of camp this summer. Sonya is very patient and kind to everybody. She is definitely gifted in both art and horseback riding. Lessons and camp are very affordable. Thank you Sonya for blessing our community with an awesome place for children & adults.”