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Home – Horizon Farm Trust 2018-07-10T08:17:57+00:00

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Horizon Farm is a residential special needs home for intellectually impaired / disabled adults in KwaZulu-Natal. The home was born out of a dream in 1994 by a group of parents of mentally and physically disabled dependents who set out to provide a home-away-from-home for their lifetime needs and respite care. Horizon consists of a happy and safe outdoor environment and caters for special needs adults with typical  challenges relating to Downs Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and Williams.

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3 days ago

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We use social media to tell people about what we do, who we care for and what makes us special.
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1 week ago

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Ryan made this car with the help of our caregiver Sbu from a construction kit. It was very rewarding to see Ryan complete the model from start to finish and we were very proud of him ... See MoreSee Less

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An occupational therapist in conjunction with a SARDA instructor form our horse therapy programme.
Some highlights from our latest report are as follows:

Resident 1: getting on is still a challenge for Joe as his left leg bears his full body weight and as a result his knee is sometimes sore. We also practiced putting our feet in and out of the stirrups without looking (to learn to trust our feel not only our eyes) – he enjoyed this and worked hard at it. It was good to see him on a horse, laughing and happy.

Resident 2– when out on a trail I showed him how to keep his feet more level in the stirrups and when we got back worked gently on his legs while he was still on the horse to help his hip flexors relax. I also showed him how swinging his arms when walking can help loosen his shoulders.

Resident 3 – enjoyed our trail ride and was sitting well considering she has not ridden for a While I will try to help her with her neck and shoulders too, but we need to try to change the habit, or it will not hold. I also feel that if we can find a way of helping her to look up more she will find it easier to engage in more activities.
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All our therapies on the farm are funded from fundraising initiatives- so if you would like to be part of this life changing therapy programme please contact us on marketing@horizonfarmtrust.org.za
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2 weeks ago

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Reminder about our AGM today at 1pm ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Some of our residents are up early in the morning to help with the building of the stables for our miniature horses.
Part of farm life is to encourage the residents to take on projects so that they have a meaningful occupation and they take pride in their accomplishment.
If you would be interested in donating money to our project, please contact us on marketing@horizonfarmtrust.org.za
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2 weeks ago

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Intellectual disability is characterised by below average intelligence and mental ability. Each of our residents lack the skills necessary for day-to-day living and thus they need intervention and care every day. Horizon Farm, looks after the intellectually impaired in a safe and nurturing environment. For more information on how you can help the farm call Jo on 0312667669 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Our AGM is on Saturday- all family, guardians, friends and donors are welcome, and encouraged to join us at the Farm on the 3rd of November at 1pm ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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When ever you visit the farm, you are greeted by a group of curious residents, who want to chat, hug, and show you what they are doing.
The life-long disabilities that our residents have mean that they are children in adult’s bodies.
The carefree, childlike behaviour makes them lovable, and easy to interact with.
Please contact us if you would like to come and see our facilities
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3 weeks ago

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Did you know that the more you like and comment on our Facebook page – the more it shows in peoples feeds? So please like comment and share more to help us grow! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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We have 2 miniature horses on the farm, and we are renovating the stable for the horses currently.
John is proudly showing Jason, a visitor to the farm, the horses and their new home.
If you would like to contribute to the cost of the new stable, please email marketing@horizonfarmtrust.org.za
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