Trouble In Academia a post from Davis Finch

My name is Davis Finch and I have been involved with Square Peg since October 2011. I am 24-years-old and am on the higher end of the autism spectrum. I started out just taking riding lessons, but in the past six months have become a lot more involved in the organization. This is my first blog post Read More …

Join Us for Movie Night in Half Moon Bay on Friday, October 04, 2013

How far would you go to heal someone you love?          In 2007, the Issaacson Family took their five year old autistic son Rowan on a  journey across Mongolia, traveling on horseback from traditional healer to traditional healer – which resulted in the 2009 bestselling book and PBS documentary of the same Read More …

The Square Peg 12 Days of Christmas, days 1-7

I assure you that this mass post of days 1-7 is not a “Scrooge Move” attesting to my legendary lack of Holiday enthusiasm. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy  we simply couldn’t wrap our heads around Christmas cheer. But the constant rains of the last three weeks bring home the reality that our beloved horses Read More …

Old Friends – New Friends

The NTRA announced that this year’s education seminar at Keenland would be even bigger and better than the inaugural event last year. This year, the seminar would include the chance to tour and have a Kentucky style barbecue at Old Friends Farm. Old Friends is unique. Old Friends gives sanctuary to famous and not so Read More …

If I Donate to Square Peg, where does the money go?

It’s a perfectly legitimate question. It’s December and so you are probably getting bombarded with requests for support from some very worthy causes. When making decisions on who to support, we think that it’s only fair that you know where your money is going. Guide Star does the best job of publishing information about non Read More …

Horse (People) Heaven

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association sent me an email last month about an educational seminar event at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington Kentucky.  The line up of speakers and the topics sounded really interesting.  I played with the idea of going and even shared the forum agenda our vet. Our vet pointed out that some of the Read More …

Reprint – Lost Girls

Lost Girls first published by joell on November 5, 2007 This is a story about my school-age friend we’ll call “Randi.” I’ve thought a lot about Randi in the 30+ years since we were best friends. I’ve wondered what motivated her, about what drove her to do the things she did and I’ve wondered why Read More …

Meet Stella

Stella arrived yesterday at Square Peg Ranch in a gold colored trailer. The barn was buzzing with activity. Dr. Kari DeLeeuw was treating Super Bob the Wonder Pony with acupuncture, there was a lesson going on and two hardy volunteers were tacking up to take a couple horses out for some exercise. Greg was awaiting Read More …

The Search for Meaning

Arianna Huffington was the morning Keynote Speaker at the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp for Non-Profit, Saturday in Berkeley, CA. I was looking forward to her speech. I enjoy Arianna on KCRW’s Left, Right, and Center and usually agree with her editorials in The Huffington Post. I knew it would be a good speech – an Read More …