Butler County Times Gazette
  • O.K. Corral coming to Augusta farm

  • Rock Hollow Farm hosting faith based equine assisted seminar
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  • Prairie Fire at Rock Hollow Farm, 3 1/2 miles east of Augusta, is located on 28 acres of pasture and trees overlooking the Walnut River Valley.
    Bonnie Smith explains, “The mission of Prairie Fire is to provide a peaceful place to rekindle joy in the presence of God and the company of horses. Equine assisted learning activities can provide problem-solving experiences and opportunities for personal growth,” she continues, “Our barn is open to anyone in need of a tranquil place to hopefully find peace, encouragement, comfort, rest, companionship and joy--all through partnering with horses.”
    Prairie Fire is not a riding stable, but a peaceful, quiet and safe place for people to visit, whether it be groups or individuals, for help in problem solving an decision making. It is a non-profit and relatively new business, operating under the leadership of a board of directors. Smith is the president of the board.
    Smith advised that they are in the process of developing a website and encourage anyone wanting more information to call 316-655-7606.
    Prairie Fire will be hosting a special three-day event, O.K. Corral on Sept. 13-15. The sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and Smith will host the seminar.
    For over 10 years, Greg Kersten, President of the O.K. Corral Series, has been certifying therapists and others to use horses in the field of mental health and wellness. The seminar will encourage those attending to look beyond horsemanship, irrational fears, and their own biases by promoting the use of observation, non-verbal communication, and common sense. The seminar also provides fun and insightful equine-assisted activities that can held to “Make Every Day O.K.”
    The price of the seminar is $625, with lunches and materials included.
    People who can benefit from the seminar are parents, teachers, counselors, salespeople, horse people, and anyone who deals with people.
    The O.K. Corral Series provides workshops, resources, and information to practitioners of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL), and Equine-Assisted Wellness. For more information, visit www.okcorralseries.com or call 1-866-391-OKOK.
     
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