Equine Therapy

for Children & Adults


Horses allow us to develop more awareness and appreciation of the here and now. This focused concentration “clears the clutter from our mind” and restores a peaceful presence from within.

Equine Therapy is a powerful tool for today’s stress and life challenges.  At our ranch we offer Counseling and Equine Therapy for individuals, families, and groups.  Studies show that by developing a strong relationship with a horse, much is learned about respect, love, kindness, empathy, & trust. The virtues of patience, acceptance, emotional control, self – discipline and a sense of responsibility are fostered through therapeutic riding.

Horses have a unique ability to provide immediate feedback and insight because they are attuned to you both physically and emotionally.

S.A.D.L.E.S: Self – Acceptance – Discovery – Learning – Empowerment – Success

We offer individual counseling and equine assisted psychotherapy, we also offer Visions groups which includes adventure based learning, experiential education, outreach, for children ages seven and older.  As children work through the core values of Visions they are afforded opportunities to become mentors through our Leadership programs.

Our Women’s Empowerment programs are uniquely designed to enhance self-image, confidence, emotional control and self-esteem relating to both personal and professional growth.  Added benefits to Equine Therapy include physical fitness, strengthening, toning, balance, flexibility and coordination all in a beautiful and serene environment.

These focused programs address specific concerns resulting from anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, poor impulse control, anger, low self esteem, behavioral problems, and trauma and grief related issues.

Equine Therapy has also proven to benefit persons with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive and physical disabilities.

“Nothing does as much for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” – Theodore Roosevelt

A Video About Us – S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch in Umatilla, Florida