To provide therapeutic opportunities to individuals
with disabilities through a program of therapeutic horseback riding. We
wish to provide this service in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere to as
many members of the community as possible.
I SAW A CHILD
saw a child who couldn’t walk,
sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride it through a field of daisies
and yet he could not walk unaided.
saw a child, no legs below,
on a horse and make it go
woods of green
places he had never been
sit and stare
from a chair.
saw a child who could only crawl
a horse and sit up tall.
it through degrees of paces
laugh at the wonder on our faces.
I saw a child
born into strife,
up and hold the reins of life
that same child was heard to say,
God for showing me the way.
Therapeutic Riding at Normandy Farm, Inc. (TRNF) is
a program where children and adults with a variety of challenges
participate to enjoy a horseback riding experience.
Overhead view of Normandy Farm
1989: Therapeutic Riding at Normandy Farm, Inc., a non profit organization, originally was developed in Baltimore County, MD. 1992:
Moved to Normandy Farm. A 160 acre beautiful farm located in Street,
MD (northern Harford County approximately ten minutes north of Bel
Air). Normandy Farm, originally established as a beef farm, is still
our home today.
2004: The farm built an indoor arena. TRNF rents space for the program.
started off with a small outdoor ring and 5 school horses, giving
lessons to about 8 students. Today, along with the ability to offer
lessons in an indoor arena, we have 11 horses and give lessons to
approximately 35 students. Several of our horses have been donations
(the best kind) and have proven to be worth their weight in gold.