Annual Reporting

Who We Serve

Healing with Horses Ranch provides multiple equine-assisted programs for people experiencing learning, behavioral, mental, and physical challenges. 

We serve three core populations through a combination of Adaptive Riding, Equine-Assisted Learning, and Equine-Assisted Counseling.

Interactions with horses provide a non-competitive, non-judgmental setting to build emotional and social capacity, while providing individuals with relationships that are both caring and consistent. 

We focus on building self-awareness, enabling the individual to work through unexpressed emotional pain and learn how to recognize, verbalize and regulate their feelings.

Many veterans return from active duty with physical and/or emotional wounds. Horses assist these individuals through the challenges of transitioning back to civilian life. 

Together, the horse and veteran work on relaxation, memory skills, patience, confidence, physical wellness, and focus that translates to life beyond the ranch.

Because horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often improve in flexibility, balance, muscle strength, and range of motion. In addition, due to the non-verbal communication between a horse and human, individuals practice communication in their own way.

Our program improves physical and cognitive skills that spark new independence within the rider that they can then carry over into everyday life.

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A Standard of Excellence

Healing with Horses Ranch was founded in 2011 as a Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl). In 2018, our program and facility was voluntarily peer reviewed by a PATH Intl. site reviewer and met the accreditation requirements became a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.