Therapy that doesn't feel like therapy. Sessions are confidential and last about an hour. We have small groups or private sessions available to fit your needs. No prior horse experience is necessary, no horseback riding is involved. Our sessions are held outdoors on a private ranch for your comfort and safety. Using the Eagala Model, each session is facilitated by a licensed mental healthcare worker, an equine specialist, and therapy horses. Sessions are hands on and solution focused. What is said at the ranch, stays at the ranch.
Because horses communicate without speaking, it is much different than traditional talk therapy. Horses respond with unique insight into exactly who we are in the moment. They do not judge and they do not lie. As prey animals, they are profoundly gifted reflectors of our true selves because their very survival depends on reading us correctly at all times. Without a spoken word, horses teach us stress reduction, boundaries, anger management, coping skills, and so much more.
Many of our veterans who come to the ranch have physical limitations and disabilities. We are happy to find a way to make the sessions effective and work for you.
Closed toe boots or shoes and clothes that are comfortable and can get a little dirty.
Because our sessions are confidential and private, we have very limited horse related volunteer opportunities at Sunny Creek Ranch. Anyone with marketing, fundraising, or grant experience with a true heart to serve our mission is greatly appreciated. Scouts or other community building projects are a huge help as well. We are happy to offer volunteer opportunities for students who need community service hours for NHS, NJHS, etc.
We can accommodate all ages, but in order to directly participate with the horses in a session, we ask that kids are aged 5 and up.
Call/text Shannon Novak at 281-229-3633