Who We Are
From The Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.
is a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation that has served the Central New York area since 2002. Our programs are located at Gentle Hill Farm, north of Tully, New York, in a beautiful and peaceful country setting.
From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. (FTGU) offers Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to persons of all abilities, life challenges and stages. The intuitive and accepting nature of the horse, as well as its movement, motivates participants to achieve physical, emotional, social and educational goals. The horses’ size instills confidence, mutual respect and trust in all who partner with them on the ground or in the saddle. It is our mission to facilitate all that is possible through this partnership.
FTGU’s programs include Groundwork, Therapeutic Riding, Common Ground Natural Horsemanship, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning, Special Olympics, Equine Services for Heroes (military & veterans), Service Learning for volunteers and traditional riding lessons. Each participant receives an initial assessment and if FTGU determines that we can accommodate the person, a plan is implemented in conjunction with the client, family, healthcare providers, teachers and other involved caregivers. Short and long term goals are developed with objectives and valued outcomes. Participants are evaluated periodically. Sessions are available for individuals, families, schools and other groups. FTGU is an inclusive organization that operates on public support from the community as well as Home and Community Based Service through Medicaid for eligible participants.