Moonrise Farm is home to Moonrise Therapeutics.  Founded by DJ Jesser a licensed social worker who believes strongly in the power of relationship building between horse and human.  Moonrise Therapeutics received their non-profit status in 2018 and is increasingly well-known in the community for the services and programs they offer to all ages.

At MoonRise we help transform life experiences through partnership with our horses. We work with individuals, families, and groups utilizing experiential and holistic approaches to address root causes of issues emerging from adverse childhood experiences. The programs are small and flexible, operating during the spring, summer and fall seasons. We design individual and group programming that meets the specific needs of our clients.


To nurture the well being of individuals and families through therapeutic and educational experiences that integrate clinical expertise, equine connections and other innovative approaches. 


To bring together highly skilled clinical and equine professionals, a herd of well-loved horses, and community members to foster well-being, inspire healthy relationships, and be a training ground for equine-based mental-health practices.


We believe in building a sense of belonging, calmness and warmth for everyone in our community through the following:

Compassionate connection.
Experiential therapy.
Joyful play. 

Located on 45 acres in the historic district of Taftsville, Vermont, MoonRise Farm features a c1850 three-story Post and Beam barn, several pastures, riding ring, round pen, horse playground and miles of woodland/field trails