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Respite & Rehabilitation


Our Mission

Respite & Rehabilitation

For Horses & Humans

In general terms, animal-assisted healing may include all kinds of animals from dogs, cats, birds, and horses to the dolphin.

These programs range from in house facilities having simple animal care to teach responsibility and provide bonding opportunities, to more specific and complex work.
Equine activities geared toward enhancing the person’s relationship with their environment to specific therapy goals.

Equine Assisted Therapy (Hippotherapy) helps in the field of therapy, such as physical therapy or psychotherapy. 

Hippotherapy literally means “treatment with the help of the horse” from the Greek word, “hippos” meaning horse, with Hippotherapy, the horse influences the client rather than the client controlling the horse. The client is positioned with the horse and actively responds to the horse’s movement. This strategy is typically used as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve specific improvements in functional outcomes.


At the Ponderosa



Horse Therapy works wonders for treating the neurobiological impact of psychological trauma eg:

  • PTSD

  • Domestic violence

  • Natural disasters

  • Severe illness or injury

  • The death of a loved one

  • Witnessing an act of violence

  • Relationship break up

Horse therapy can produce profound and long-lasting benefits to participants and does so in such a way that it even becomes apparent outwardly that positive changes are taking place.

Window to the Soul

A friend thet never tells



Plenty of room to camp

BYO Tent - Caravan

On-site camper trailer

Laundry & Toilet Shower available

If you choose nearby

Motels & Camp Ground

“Courage is knowing what not to fear”



Support Us

Your Generosity Makes This Possible

We rely on your support to maintain our rescue animals so they can continue to help our guests at our farm.

Major funding for Horsingabout comes from personal grants and contributions from supporters like you. We can assure you that your help will be appreciated and will make a major difference in our all lives.


and I whispered to the horse

“trust no man in whose eye you don't see yourself reflected as an equal


Contact Us

43 Pidgeon Gully Rd, Maryborough VIC 3465, Australia

(03) 5461 1793

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