"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another. "
There is an almost endless list of answers to the "why horses", you've likely heard some of them. Here are a just a few we enjoy on a daily basis at the ranch... horses accept us as we are and help us to bring our best self to them. They are completely honest and true. Horses help us grow in character and confidence as well as help us be present and stay focused. The list goes on an on... and the simple benefits of "barn time"... unplugged, fresh air (well... it is a barn) big space, sweet relationships.
There is a plethora of "why's", here are a few links:
Who can participate...
Although our target age group is at-risk school aged youth & teens who struggle with short and longer term emotional issues, we have also served adult women who are on a healing path and can be served by what the ranch offers.
What to expect...
Participants are paired with a mentor and a horse for 2-4 sessions per month. Sessions are 90 minutes and can include a variety of activities such as chores, grooming, games, crafts, riding and so forth. The goal is personal growth and learning, building a healthy foundation and strengthening those healthy foundational blocks.
Our session program runs from late spring through October. Our Ranch Hands program bridges during the off season if the participants so choose. Session are scheduled Monday through Saturday and are dependent upon Mentor availability.