In partnership with Plum Creek Recovery Ranch we provide a program for trauma support and addiction recovery. By interacting with a powerful, sentient animal, equine-assisted learning & therapy helps people gain insight into their emotions, relationships and patterns of behavior.
Our focus is on establishing connection and trust to aid in the healing process. Horses are prey animals and, unlike dogs or cats, must be hyper-vigilant of their environment to “be safe.” They do not trust unconditionally. Thus humans have to work to gain their trust and cooperation. Horses extend trust and feel safe with those who are congruent, where one’s internal emotional state matches their external behavior and body language.
A mental health professional or recovery specialist and a trained facilitator specializing in equine-assisted learning ensures a positive and safe experience.
Please note: NO riding is involved in our programs and NO prior horse experience is needed! Safety is paramount. All horse-human interactions are designed to build on each other, with the pace adjusted for each individual. For this reason, groups are intentionally kept small, with a maximum of six participants.