Bear Spot Farm provides world-class care to 20 dressage horses, 1 therapy horse, two therapy ponies, and 2 rescue donkeys. Dedicated to the art and excellence in dressage, Bear Spot strives to bring patience and compassion to the long process of developing a Grand Prix dressage horse and rider.
The Bear Spot Foundation provides Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), conducts research, and often rescues horses to use in the EFP program. Services are offered to children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to offering individual psychotherapeutic sessions, the foundation rescues horses when possible, and therapy clients help the Bear Spot staff bring these horses back to health as part of a therapeutic process for both horse and human. In addition, the foundation is currently conducting research using an EEG to explore what is happening in the brain when we ride so we can better understand why EFP is a powerful therapeutic modality. Further, we plan to use the EEG on the horses as well to explore what is going on in the horses brain as we work with them.
The Farm hosts clinics with some of the top clinicians in the world, offers two USDF/USEF recognized horse shows, and artistic performances. Check out our events page for further information.