In 2008, Freedom Firm’s Horse Therapy Program (Leg Up) moved onto firmer territory. For two years our ponies lived in the Director’s rented back yard in the middle of town. Finding enough grass and space to keep them healthy was next to impossible. The Malsteads bought an acre of land five miles outside of Ooty, and in October they and three ponies moved to the country. Developing a riding ring, growing our own oats, and building a horse shelter is yet another clear sign that Freedom Firm is putting down roots and is here to stay.