Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses using mini horses to help nursing homes, schools

Posted at 10:00 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 01:23:15-04

Lisa Moad has always loved horses and felt a calling to serve people in her community.

Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses allows her to combine both of those passions.

The farm, which Moad owns with her husband John, brings mini horses to children, elderly and those with disabilities to help provide therapy.                             

Lisa got her start with three little horses. She took part in farm day programs and noticed people were curious about the little horses, and they enjoyed interacting with them.

It gave her the idea to take the horses to public events. That gradually led to visits to nursing homes. As the program expanded, she added more horses. She recruited friends and family to help. The therapy program has grown to the point where all available dates for this year are booked, and only a few are available for next year.

The therapy horse program at Seven Oaks Farm became a 501(c)3 nonprofit for about a year and a half. The therapy visits are free of charge. The program relies on volunteers and donations to operate.

The farm, formerly a pay fishing lake, is in Ross, Ohio, a 35- to 40-minute drive north of downtown Cincinnati. It is home to 17 horses. Moad also takes in and retrains abandoned and neglected miniature horses.


Contact founder and president Lisa Moad, (937) 231-5605, or

Volunteer opportunities, Shelby Reynolds, (513) 907-9226,