The Foal Project began as a traveling gallery show of images by photographer Lisa Miller, to raise awareness and funding for equine assisted therapies.
Each image captures the moment of connection between a mare and her foal at birth. Miller feels it's the same type of connection that occurs between a human and a therapy horse.
The Foal Project has been featured on ESPN.com, Bloodhorse.com, and has been on display at the prestigious Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky and the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame in Aiken, South Carolina. The project is currently on display at the Saratoga Raceway and Casino in Saratoga Springs, New York.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the images and Miller's first book, The Babies of Waldorf Farm, go to the Foal Project Donor Advised Fund established at the Adirondack Trust Community Foundation in Saratoga Springs, NY. From there, the funds are used to fill grant requests made by qualified 501(c)3 Equine Assisted Therapy Centers.
Some of the beneficiaries of the Foal Project include:
Double H Ranch, Lake Lazurne, NY
Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, Glenville, NY
Wild Hearts, Horses for Heroes and Therapeutic Equestrian Program, West Bridgewater, MA
The Root Farm, Vernon, NY
Columbia Greene Humane Society, Hudson, NY
Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association, Teton Village, WY
Star Riding Program, Aiken, SC
The Ronald McDonald House Charities, Albany, NY