FRUITA, Colo — Carrying on a legacy that spans more than five decades.
The owners of Moon Farm are handing the property off to a new organization with similar aspirations.
David Moon, from Moon Farm, says, “yeah, there’s a lot of emotion cause we’ve been around all these kids all of our lives and It’s been great and I appreciate everyone in the Grand Valley and beyond, supporting Moon Farm for the last fifty-five years it been awesome.”
The new owner of the property is the Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center.
Ownership might be new, but the traditions are sticking around.
Susan Carter, Vice President of GVEALC says, “all the traditions will be carrying on. We’re still going to do the pumpkin patch with the haunted castle that you see in the background, the hay maze, and things like that. Still have the vacation rentals, times when you can come out with your family and just wander. Go into all the little buildings that have been built over the years. So, nothing’s really going to change with the exception of were adding.”
Horse therapy will be the newest addition at the farm for people with disabilities.
It has personally touched the lives of those involved in the organization.
Carter added, “definitely helped her with her anxiety, horses can be good therapy for someone with PTSD.”
Jay D Muller, President and Co-Founder of GVEALC says, “it’s so unique it’s a sanctuary in it of itself, just being out here makes your day better.”
For more information, visit https://www.gvequineassistedlearningcenter.org/.