“At Turning Point, my daughter has found hard work and success, joy and peace, love and acceptance. Her eyes brim with hope instead of despair. Priceless!” A’s Mom
“We believe individuals with challenges in any stage of life can build and sustain rewarding futures that contribute to our community” The Turning Point Vision
“Little Black a Pony” by Walter Farley is a great place to start!
For the past six years, Turning Point has provided the book to each first grader at Highland Park Elementary.
OK…they aren’t very green in January, but that’s why we need volunteers to feed and water our herd year round. And keep an eye on the herd dynamics.
When you come Turning Point Ranch, the first horse to the fence to say, “Howdy!” is usually Buck. He loves people and is always ready for attention. And treats! Buck – that’s short for Buckaroo – is a beautiful solid black paint with a big blaze. He has been on loan to Turning Point forContinue reading “Bucks for Buck”
Rachel Royston is now the Executive Director of Turning Point. She joined the program in August of 2016 and has been instrumental in the development of the new Turning Point facility. She has also instituted a mobile mini program to take Baxter, our mini horse to schools, clubs, the library and other locations where equineContinue reading “Meet Rachel Royston, Executive Director!”
On paper, our volunteers are side-walkers, horse leaders, feed team or schooling team members, but in reality, they change the lives of our riders and horses. It takes both creativity and patience to coax riders and horses through our challenging sessions. But the rewards are HUGE. From holding the reins to letting go of theContinue reading “Great Volunteers Make Turning Point Turn”
You can read all about Turning Point’s medals at Special Olympics in the 2012 Year End Newsletter but this picture gives you an idea of all the “behind the scenes coordination it takes to make it happen. Meanwhile Carson worked on his iPad when he wasn’t riding, Sarah was our youngest competitor and won herContinue reading “Behind the Scenes at Special Olympics”
Laughter and games are a hallmark of Turning Point sessions. But behind every giggle is a challenge designed to build life skills, train muscles or increase confidence. The colorful TPR game room is where it all begins. Pool Noodles play a big role at Turning Point even though there’s not a pool in sight.Continue reading “Games for the Game of Life”