Our gabled barn is home to six therapy horses (Cassie, Gracie, Trixie, Gus, Jasper, and Stormy), a handsome barn cat named Paco, and Nala, a temperamental rabbit.
The barn at JF Tuff Stables is special for several reasons – most notably that it was purpose-built for hippotherapy. The stalls are spacious, the breezeway is wide, and there’s ample space for performing Speech, Physical, and/or Occupational Therapy services with a variety of manipulatives.
The second reason the barn is special is that it represents the realization of a dream a long time in the making. Gabby Grubic knew from age 14 that she would grow up to incorporate hippotherapy into her clinical practice. Her Grammy, Jean Francis – “JF” – made it possible for Gabby to raise this barn and accomplish her goal.