An incredibly healing environment.
Legend's Silhouette Stables' expert equine therapy takes place near historic Sagamore Farm, most known for the great champion racing horse Native Dancer.
Here, in Maryland's unspoiled Worthington Valley, brilliant green pastures, board fences and a rustic barn help define a restorative setting for sick children between the ages of 11 and 17.
For ten days, ten boys and ten girls work and play together and with “their” horses, in a proven alternative therapy program that helps them reclaim their joy and self-confidence and forge a resolute attitude toward the future. The Stables experience comes to a memorable conclusion on the last day when campers show off their newly acquired roping and horsemanship skills to fellow campers and family members who choose to attend at The Rodeo.
Therapy includes riding lessons, campfires and other fun, nature-focused activities, balanced with loving discipline and appropriate assigned chores. The children learn to transcend their passive “patient” roles and become working partners in operating the Legend's and caring for the horses.
The nondenominational "Golden Rule" is the foundation for the Legend's Code of Moral Conduct. Volunteer counselors and medical personnel to monitor each child's physical condition are on site along with founding directors, Kelly and Tom Zink.
The camp has a western theme which gives the children the fun of dress-up as well as an appreciation of our heritage. Since no electrical devises are permitted, it takes them back to simpler times when creativity and peer interaction was how one passed time.