The mission of High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center is to provide equine-assisted services to those of all abilities, with the goal of enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
High & Mighty is located on over 60 acres in Ghent, NY in Columbia County. Our facility is home to many happy horses and people. Built in 2012, our indoor arena spans 66 x 120 feet, has excellent footing, and includes heated viewing rooms.
We also have an outdoor ring and a round pen. Our horses enjoy beautiful pastures with run-in sheds. We have paddocks for horses who require less grass. We have miles of trails, including interactive sensory exploration, camping areas and outdoor corrals.
Founded in the 1960s by Kenneth and Evelyn Harris, High & Mighty began as a Hackney Pony breeding farm. Their program reached national acclaim for the high quality of the ponies bred and raised.
In 2009, the Corsun family took over ownership of the farm, establishing High & Mighty as a non-profit therapeutic riding and driving farm for children and adults with special needs in 2013.
High & Mighty was designated a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Premier Accredited Center in 2019, the highest industry standard. We follow their guidelines and standards to provide safe and beneficial experiences for people of all abilities.
Unique therapeutic equine-assisted services to people of all abilities.
Our sensory trail provides interactive experiences for participants, including games, puzzles, and hand-made objects created by High & Mighty participants and volunteers that are permanently installed on the trail.
“Creating an atmosphere for this dynamic journey is most important. The participants need to feel safe and comfortable. Clear expectations for behavior are required. The learning goals and objectives must be specific and attainable. We value and nurture our team effort that makes for exciting outcomes. We believe in dreams.” – Laura R. Corsun
Founder and Director Laura R. Corsun
Laura has combined her experience as an elementary teacher, a dance performer/choreographer, and her experience with horses to create a special center designed for children and adults with special needs. As an Instructor she believes teaching is a gift. It is about process, growth, challenge, joy and change. It is a journey for the participants, the horses, the volunteers and the instructors.