It Takes Two Farm
Crystal Stover, Owner
“It Takes Two Farm encompasses a number of programs designed
to provide children and adults
the opportunity to experience the unconditional
love, connection and the reciprocity
of a relationship with an animal.
We believe that an individual does not exist separate from
his/her environment. Changes
in self-concept and behaviors
only occur through the countless interactions that an individual
with his/her surroundings over
Many of the students who participate in the programs at It Takes
Two Farm have had “significant challenges physically, developmentally
and/or emotionally in their lives. They have developed belief systems
about themselves and their world which have interfered with their
ability to feel good about themselves and how they relate to others.”
The programs at It Takes Two Farm “provide individuals with a
safe and supportive environment to… develop a more positive self-concept
and practice new skills.” They offer a variety of programs including
traditional horsemanship lessons, therapeutic farm sessions, Equine
Assisted Psychotherapy and individualized sessions and groups.
They also offer camps and special activities during the summer
and school vacations. “Therapeutic farm sessions involve working
with all the animals on the farm towards a therapeutic goal (for
instance, patience, empathy, anger management, etc.), and the Equine
Assisted Psychotherapy is typically a short term therapeutic session
mainly using horses.”
Both, Crystal Stover, owner, and Nancy Blanchard, LCSW are certified
level 1 through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
The farm and instructors are also members of North American Riding
for the Handicapped, and Stover is one of their registered instructors.
She is also a Behavioral Specialist I.
For sessions during the winter months, they use the indoor
arena, which is in the final
stages of completion. They
have 9 horses, 5 goats, 3 sheep,
2 bunnies, 2 dogs and 20 chickens,
and the students help with the
care taking of the animals.