Founded by Kenneth and Evelyn Harris in the 1960s, High & Mighty began as a Hackney Pony breeding farm and reached national acclaim for the high quality of the ponies raised. The Corsun family took over the farm in 2000. Since then, High & Mighty has been reborn as a therapeutic riding and driving farm for children and adults with special needs.
Laura R. Corsun, Founder & Registered PATH Riding & Driving Instructor
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. 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.
About the Farm
High & Mighty is located on over 50 acres in Ghent, NY (Columbia County). Our barn is home to many happy horses and people. Our indoor arena was built in 2012, spans 66 x 120 feet, has excellent footing, and heated viewing rooms. We also have an outdoor ring, which includes a round pen. Our horses enjoy beautiful pastures with run in sheds. We have paddocks for those horses who require less grass. We have miles of trails, which include interactive sensory exploration, camping areas and outdoor corrals.
In addition to the horses, we also have a resident therapy dog named Buffy, our eleven year old golden retriever. Visitors to the farm love giving attention to Buffy… and the feeling is mutual! Buffy also teachers barn manners and country living to her younger “sister” Dixie.
Our newest addition to the farm is our rescue pup Dixie! Tennessee born, Dixie arrived on the farm in February of 2013. Dixie hopes to follow in her sister’s paw prints and is building her prerequisite skills for her therapy dog training!
Meet the girls! High & Mighty is also home to 12 chickens who generously share their eggs with us. They look forward to our camp program as the campers like to share their lunch scraps with them! The girls have taken a liking to peanut butter & jelly!
Suds is our farm’s bunny rabbit. She wasn’t too sure about her feathered neighbors, but they soon became friends.
“Sport” our barn cat keeps eye over everyone!