It Takes Two Farm started as a dream. I envisioned that one day I could offer my horses, share my knowledge and pass on my experience to those interested in learning about horses. It was also my desire to offer a “different” type of therapeutic activity. Making this dream a reality would not have been possible with out the support of my parents, children and friends.
Over the years many clients have asked about how the farm was named and what the name means. There are really three parts to the answer. First, I once had a horse named “It Takes Two”, Twoey, who was a great companion and an inspiration. There is a beautiful painting of him (with Arissa) that hangs in the classroom.
Secondly, it takes two, both a horse and a rider working together as a team to form a successful partnership.
Thirdly, it takes two to have a conversation, it takes two to have a successful relationship of any kind, it takes two people working together to accomplish goals and overcome obstacles. From a therapIeutic perspective it is this intertwining of two beings that creates a unique opportunity for comfort, growth, peace and joy.
All that is offered at It Takes Two Farm comes from my heart and it is my desire to provide a positive experience to all who enter.
Crystal Stover, Head Instructor and Barn Owner
I have been teaching since 1994 and have very much enjoyed the journey. I attend numerous continuing education workshops and conferences each year. They include topics such as learning how to be a more effective teacher, learning more about specific challenges, horses, their care and training.
My qualifications and certifications:
1996 North American Riding for the Handicap Registered instructor
2002 Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Certified Horse Specialist
2002 & 2003 Attended Southern Maine Community College in their Behavioral Health Sciences Program
2004 Centered Riding Instructor Level I
2007 Parelli Level I
2008 Centered Riding Instructor Level II
2008 Bal-A-Vis-X Level I
2010 Bal-A-Vis-X Level II and Adaptive
2011 Centered Riding Instructor Update Clinic
2012 Bal-A-Vis-X Level I, II and Adaptive
2013 Centered Riding Instructor Update Clinic
2014 Centered Riding Instructor Update Clinic
2018 Centered Riding Instructor Update Clinic
2018 Mindfulness Class
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508 Gray Rd, Windham, ME 04062 Directions: From the Jcts of Rts 202 & 302, take Rt 202W and we are 4/10 of a mile on the right.
Lyda holds a MFA in Sculpture and Painting from New York University. She is owner and trainer at Starlight Farm in Gorham and has given lessons and participated in various programs at It Takes Two Farm for the past 10 years. She has studied many models of horsemanship from students of renowned Klaus Hempfling and is a Mastery Student in the Academic Art of Riding Program as well as a Certified Level 2 Parelli trainer. She has been holding personal development horse workshops on her farm for the past 3 years. She is currently working on publishing her first children's book about a young horse she raised that she illustrated, as well as becoming a finalist in the International Art Competition organized by the IALHA - International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association for 2019.