Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell St., Andover, Massachusetts 01810

978.475.4056

Ironstone Farm

Therapy with more horsepower

Therapeutic Riding

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Riding a horse simulates people’s normal walking movements, encouraging strengthened trunk control, improved balance and coordination, normalized muscle tone and increased stamina.

Recreational Riding

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Through recreational riding participants of all abilities learn how to care for, communicate with and ride horses in a safe and encouraging environment. 

Ironstone Therapy

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A nonprofit affiliate of Challenge Unlimited, Ironstone Therapy employs licensed professional physical and occupational therapists who provide therapeutic intervention for our clients. 

Veterans experience

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Veterans who have experienced trauma and anxiety indicate Ironstone Farm's Veterans Experience has been better therapy for them than anything else they’ve attempted since returning from combat. 

Summer Camp

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Summer camp provides youth ages 7 to 16 with a fun, safe and educational environment. They learn basic horsemanship skills and enjoy their camp experience with new friends.

Cancer Retreats

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One-day retreats for cancer survivors, using the power of horses to remind survivors of their own strength. The retreats are open to men and women who have, or had, a cancer diagnosis. 

Recovery retreats

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One-day retreats for individuals in recovery, using the power of horses to help people discover their inner strength. The retreats are open to both men and women.

Early intervention

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Children are referred to Ironstone Therapy as young as nine months of age so they can get the beneficial movement of the horse at a critical stage of development. 

on-site training

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Ironstone Farm offers a variety of on-site training opportunities through the Horsemanship, Instructor Apprentice, International Internship, Volunteer and Working Student programs.