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Crooked Fence Farm
The Therapeutic Horse Riding Center
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Offering custom tailored riding programs for Physically Challenged Individuals, and Emotionally Challenged Individuals. New this year is a comprehensive program for the autistic child. Through experience and trial we request to build a team around the individual. Input from your therapist/doctor/psychologist/psychiatrist/case manager/volunteers & parents will help us achieve our Primary Objective: to alleviate as much as possible the disability of the rider through a prescribed riding program. Cost is $50 per hour. Most insurances will pay if you have a perscription from your childs physician. Check with your insurance company. Feel free to call and make arrangements to come out to visit our facility.
History of Organization
Ken Bennett has been involved with the physically impaired for over 40 years, first in Virginia and then in Pennsylvania; first with Gypse Farms and then with Crooked Fence Farm. Wanda Bennett has been a teacher for over 30 years with many years working with exceptional students in Gateway School District in Monroeville, PA.
Accreditations and Licenses
Ken Bennett has been a paramedic for over 20 years and Wanda has a BS and MS in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Program Specialists working with Exceptional Children.
Speak to your physician, therapist or case worker about applying for a grant for therapy or respite care. We also try to get volunteers to sponsor a child for a few lessons.
724-286-3107 - telephone
gms2.webs.com - Crooked Fence Farm Information
The following counties are included in our service area: Indiana, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Cambria. Towns included are Indiana, Kittanning, Puxsutawney, Blairsville, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
New: Autustic Program
Monday - Friday 10 - 8pm, some availability on Saturday and Sunday depending on our show schedule. Closed during the following months: December - March)
Fees/Cost for Services
$50 per hour. Most insurance companies will cover this cost as long as there is a prescription. Check with your insurance agency.
Documents will be mailed to you or emailed to you upon request.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call for an appointment or visit at the above numbers.
Indoor riding arena, mounting blocks, help with mounting.
Languages Spoken or Available
Anyone who wants to learn about hypotherapy and work will horses should get intouch with us as soon as possible. Several of our volunteers have gone on to Shef's Center and one has received a $25000 grant for graduate courses at a graduate university for work with us in clincical psychology.