Offering 80 acres of opportunities to experience how trained animals can develop skills in individuals of all abilities to cultivate success, community & vocational involvement, and a neighborhood of togetherness.

  • Occupational Therapy Services:  Improve life skills, transitions, and community inclusion by meeting goals during animal-assisted therapy sessions!
    • Community OT in mOTion: Achieve your destination and learn independent living skills using animal-assisted therapy.
    • Vocational Skills Training:  Explore animal-related vocations and entrepreneurial opportunities leading to successful employment
    • Hippotherapy: Feel how the rhythmical movement of a horse improves posture, tone, strength, and social participation during a private therapy session tailored to address individualized goals to live life to the fullest.
  • Community Integration Programs:
    • Therapeutic Riding: Connect with your horse and friends while learning to ride as independently as possible with this adapted sport.
    • Service Dog Training: Gain independence and a loyal companion by training your service dog to assist with your life goals. Service dogs can assist individuals with autism and anyone with mobility deficits to increase safety, balance and/or object retrieval for improved inclusion and success in the community, work, or school environment.
    • Dog Training & Boarding: Start off on the right paw with puppy and obedience classes, private classes, Daddy Doggy Daycare and overnight services!
    • Take the Lead and join community members and peers in scheduled recreation and social activities like Dog Yoga.

Location: Taking the Lead, Inc.’s programs are offered at Timberbrook Farm:

21000 Slab Bridge Rd Freeland, MD 21053


Phone: 443-690-1176

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