18th century israel putnam farm
Located on the grounds of the historic General Israel Putnam homestead, the farm is an integral part of the TLC Rolling Ridge Residential and Country Day School program. Since 1986, students have had the option to participate in the Farm program during the school day as well as on weekends as part of the residential program.
The goal of the farm program is to provide our students with authentic animal assisted experiences with sheep, horses, chickens, ducks, goats, and the farm cat. Students have the option to participate in therapeutic riding, animal care and husbandry, and landscaping, as well as, assisting in harvesting our annual hay crop.
The Farm is an approved program through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, where equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) are provided.
Our Farm Manager is duly certified with the American Riding Instructors Association and as a PATH International certified instructor as well as an Equine Specialist in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning. She is also a Master Equine Manager through Iowa State.
- Certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation
- Awarded Horse Farm of Environmental Distinction
- Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International)
- Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning (EFMHL)
- American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA)
- Certified Equine Specialist in EFMHL