We offer Hippotherapy (a medical treatment utilizing the movement of the horse), group and private Therapeutic Riding, Unmounted Horsemanship, Equine Experiential Education, Recreational Therapy and much more. We teach the United States Pony Club standards of proficiency to our students and encourage each of them to reach to their fullest potential. Our instructional staff and adult volunteer staff are extensively trained and uphold PATH International (Formerly NARHA), EAGALA and American Hippotherapy standards, and our programming is offered to individuals age 2-1/2 through adult.
Borrowed Freedom is an American Hippotherapy Association Member Center
About Our Farm
Our farm environment was developed specifically to provide equine, agricultural and environmental experiences for children and adults with special needs. We are the only facility in the Southern Tier that offers this type of unique environment. We are not a commercial facility, and have no outside interests such as boarding, training or sales so we are able to fully devote our time and attention to the individual needs of each student, and to offer them the privacy, dignity and respect they deserve.
Fees & Eligibility
There is no charge to the student to participate in Borrowed Freedom programming. To be eligible for services at no charge, students must have a documented special need. A referral from a Social Work Coordinator, educator, school district personnel or service agency is preferred. Families may also apply based on an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP), Care Plan, or a 504 Designation. Borrowed Freedom is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit and registered with the NYS Attorney Generals Office Charity Bureau. Donations to our program are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.