Environmental Stewardship

We at 3TF take our job educating the next generation very seriously and feel that a love and kinship to horses extends far beyond just learning about their basic care needs. We all realize that there is an inconvenient truth that our planet and natural habitat is endanger, but often feel overwhelmed by being unable to do anything about it on a large scale. By incorporating programs which focus on Environmental Stewardship within the existing Academy programs we are creating a generation of guardians and ensuring a voice for our planetary needs.

We are committed to providing educational seminars and training to individuals looking to lessen their impact and work in a more harmonious way with the earth in their horse care and management as well as training the next generation to do so. We strive to create a model in which others can easily follow in our footsteps so that we can lighten the ones we take on the earth.

We feel that experiencing nature with horses is a rare, magical gift that can forever change the way a child views her natural environment, deepening her sense of commitment and creating a feeling of protection. Studies have shown that children exposed to Nature score higher in creative fields. They are better able to focus and tend to have improved social skills. We are working diligently to expand our existing Intro to Horsepersonship course to include excursions into the wonders of our natural world. As funding permits we will continue to expand these programs even further. Please continue to check back with us or email us for more information regarding our Environmental Stewardship programs.

Intro to Horses in Nature:

To attend this course it is recommended that students already have completed Intro to Horsepersonship. In this class students learn basic safety in riding and trail etiquette. Students are able to take short trail rides. Students learn about some of the more common plant life and their function in the environment.

Intermediate Horses in Nature:

Students must have completed Intro to Horses in Nature to attend this class. Students are able to take day trips to parks and other areas with a natural habitat in the Eugene area. Students learn about the important balance of plants and animals and get to experience them first hand on their day trips. The end of the class provides for a weekend camping trip at a local horse recreational center.

Advanced Horses in Nature:

Students must have completed Intermediate Horses in Nature to attend this class. In this class students deepen their understanding of their connection and impact on the environment by learning more progressive equine management styles which and take a hands on approach to some of the more in depth projects around 3TF. Students continue to progress and build on the knowledge of the local ecosystems in and around the Pacific Northwest. Riding skills continue to be practiced and enhanced as students take more day trips and end the session with a weeklong camping trip.

It is with reverence and respect for children and horses that we commit our lives to improving theirs. Our goal with Three Treasures Farms is to assist others by lending our knowledge so that people are empowered to make their lives and the lives of horses better.