…“An unseen hand led us to Cher at S.A.D.L.E.S. where the moment we entered the “ranch” peace like a river washed over my soul. Each time, Michelle found her emotional needs being helped, while learning, growing stronger. She became very fond of Rey, an experience like (sausage and gravy over a biscuit) after a dreary day. T’was soothing to a restless and hurting person lost for the moment.”…
“First I must confess I am not one to easily be moved by “energy’s” power. I tend to be very pragmatic and not as “sensory tuned in”. My first visit with my 10 year old niece I was moved as we worked our way down the long approach, not sure what the feeling was but very positive and calming. My niece (who tends to be very private and not speak on feelings) says to me, “I feel like I have lived here all my life”. She had a wonderful expression on her face.
I realized we were someplace very special.
Every visit to Sadles has only increased her affection for Cher and the ranch.
It’s been life changing
Mary Ann
My recovery has been a rough one. My heart has found pleasure in finding, working with the Sadles community. The therapists in the community welcomed me with open arms from the very beginning. My first encounter brought me empowerment, well-being and a happiness in sobriety I’ve never felt or known. They work together with the horses to help heal the spoken and unspoken traumas and trials we find on our journeys of life. I’ve never felt as elated and joyous as the day I bonded with my horse. The earth, sun and moon fell into place when I let myself grow and develop the way the horses, therapist and land taught me. I have returned every week since and plan on coming back when I am out of treatment and fulfilling my ways of recovery.
Sadles is a magical place where dreams come true. Almost 7 years ago we arrived full of frustration, anger and helplessness. For Shannon, it was home away from home. For me, it was a lot of time sitting and waiting and impatience. Today, this is still Shannon’s home away from home – she would sleep in the stables if we let her! For me, I have learned to love coming here, appreciating the peacefulness, enjoying hearing and feeling the galloping of horses, relaxing and reflecting. But most of all, I love the Shannon who has grown and matured and has learned so much here. It has been nothing short of a miraculous transformation. Cher, you are an amazing woman and my family will be forever changed because of the blessing of you and what you have created! We love you!
Thanks for all the help and support. It meant a lot to me and helped me with my recovery.
Kevin USMC Retired
Visiting SADLES with my daughter always seems very relaxing. The farm setting, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is very calming. Cher is very confident in her counseling of children. Keep up the good work.
My daughter and I are usually here because we’re stuck or feeling helpless about ourselves… we and I come back because the people and surroundings (horses too!) help us center and regain personal focus and strength. Thank you.
Cher, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with the oncology staff during nurses week. You brought encouragement and inspiration to us all. We are looking forward to the monthly support groups and team building activities under your leadership. You inspired us to “care for ourselves so that we can care for others”.
Melissa 4-South Staff