Transformation at Leg Up Farm


(Mount Wolf) — Children with special needs are finding unique ways to learn and grow at a York County farm designed with them in mind.

Louie CastriotafoundedLeg Up Farmin Mount Wolf in 2010, based on plans he drew up in 1997.

“What I wrote on paper 15 years ago, we built, and I think what I did was I looked as far forward at the biggest vision I could take on,” Castriota remembers. “Then, I stepped all the way back and I said, ‘What do I need to do next?'”


Photo by Craig Layne/witf

Louie Castriota

As part of witf‘s Beyond the Bio series,Craig Layne speaks withCastriotaon one of Leg Up Farm’s patios, overlooking the therapeutic horse riding barn.

Scroll down for a slideshow of the property and the unique ways that kids can learn and play.

Castriota explains the idea for the farm came to him during a time when he was working in a career in TV station sales and management, but the project soon developed into a much more personal calling…


Castriota says Leg Up Farm is unlike any other equestrian therapy facility:


In the video below, Louie Castriota describes two unique features of the facility:

View the slideshow of Leg Up Farm below: