Bringing together Equine Facilitated Wellness and Equine Assisted Learning
Poppy’s Haven is a family-run farm dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Newfoundland Pony and home to Haven’s Equine Partnerships in Wellness & Learning (HEPWL). We practice natural horsemanship where we recognize equines as sentient beings, as our co-facilitators in equine facilitated wellness and learning.
Equine Facilitated Wellness and Learning
Poppy’s Haven provides equine facilitated wellness and learning programs with an opportunity to connect to nature, in service to our community.
Our farm is home to some very special Newfoundland Ponies. We act as stewards by caring and being responsible for the long-term mental, emotional and physical health of the Newfoundland Ponies that have been entrusted to our care.
Our program is unique in that we bring together elements of both Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).
They are sentient beings
They offer a safe environment
They are herd animals
They constantly communicate
They are prey animals
They seek a confident leader
We are indebted to our photographer Robert Alexander, who has most graciously provided all our photographs on the website at no cost to help and promote the critically endangered Newfoundland Pony