At its core natural horsemanship is simply using modes of communication with the horse that the horse understands instinctively. Instead of trying to teach horses to understand English we teach kids to understand equine communication. We teach empathy, understanding, kindness, boldness, confidence, gentleness and courage.
In short we teach leadership. A horse desires nothing more than he desires security. That security only exists when he is in the presence of a leader/protector. That can either be in the form of another horse or a person. Even a very young person.
Future posts will focus on each individual string that makes up the entire harp of Mill Swamp Indian Horses. Stick with us over the next few weeks. Share these informational posts with everyone that you know.
Again, we have no paid staff. We are all volunteers. Our horses eat from 10-14 thousand pounds of hay each week. We are funded from program fees and donations. We have never turned anyone away for inability to pay program fees.
This is our time of greatest expense and also our season of fund raising. You can donate directly at the donation button on our website or you may write a check to Gwaltney Frontier Farm and mail is to 16 Dashiell Drive, Smithfield Va 23430. Donations are not tax deductible for a 501 (c) 5 breed conservation program.