Heart of a warrior farm

About Us

Offering agricultural education while providing a safe place to belong, learn, and grow.

Jim and Lisa Hartley

Jim and Lisa Hartley


Our Story

As founders of Heart of a Warrior we have been actively involved with local West Licking Special Olympics since 2007.  In July of 2018, the Special Olympics USA Games were held in Seattle.  Our attendance was a life-changing experience one we will never forget.  God put a calling on our lives to stretch ourselves beyond what we felt comfortable with.  The opening ceremony was very moving when you truly understand how Special Olympics was founded, in a backyard.  A small horse farm had been available for purchase and shortly after the seed was planted, the calling to turn it into a special needs farm possibly more had begun.  So many doors have opened in such a short time.  We’re excited to see where this journey will take us.  Heart of a Warrior Farm is a startup Special Needs Farm aimed to help individuals and organizations with special needs to be able to feel the love from animals in a farm setting.

Purpose and Programs

Improving health, increasing confidence, and promoting the independence of persons with special needs through the use of horses and other farm animals.

Our services and programs include:

  • Full or Partial Boarding
  • Indoor Riding Arena
  • Outdoor Riding Arena
  • Trail Riding
  • Farm Life Experience
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Riding Lessons
  • Equine Therapy
  • Equine Assisted Activities

Schedule a FREE Tour!

Stop in and spend some time visiting all the horses, chickens, mini donkey, barn cats, and the farm dog. If you just want to sit outside and enjoy the farm-fresh air as well, stop on over. 

Let’s Get Started

Join Us Today!