“My sessions with Theresa and Dale participating in equine-assisted psychotherapy is hard to describe. The words that come to mind (week after week) are that the sessions are amazing and at times unbelievable. The staff at Rise Canyon Ranch creates a safe, authentic, non-judgmental space. The horses consistently mirror my internal experiences, I am stunned in how the horses interact with me, becoming a part of my story, demonstrating what trust, love and healthy boundaries truly look like. The experiences with the horses along with talking about my thoughts and feelings with Theresa has taught me so much in the time that I have spent at Rise Canyon Ranch. I look forward to my equine-assisted psychotherapy sessions knowing that I will have a greater understanding and acceptance of myself which helps me become a better wife, mother and friend. I recommend the equine-assisted psychotherapy program at Rise Canyon Ranch for anyone that wants to know themselves on a deeper level.”
“A friend recommended the Rise Canyon Ranch equine-assisted psychotherapy program to me for my daughter who was struggling in school, not doing her homework and isolating herself from friends and family. Initially, she did not want to attend therapy but said, “she would go because it was at the ranch not in an office.” Week after week, I watched my daughter grow and change. She became more confident, self-motivated and a leader at school. I am so thankful to Rise Canyon Ranch, the staff and the horses for helping my adolescent to become a confident teenager.”
PARENT OF A 14-YEAR-OLD
“I arrived at Rise Canyon Ranch a total skeptic, with no idea what to expect and wondering if this was going to be a waste of time. The session with Theresa, Dale and the horses gave me new ways of viewing my life and new coping mechanisms. I have a renewed sense of purpose and I feel good about myself again. I can’t wait to come back. I can’t believe how much I got out of my sessions at Rise Canyon Ranch. I loved being with the horses.”
“Rise Canyon Ranch therapy has changed my life. I knew from the first time I walked into the arena with Savannah and Scarlett (the horses) that things were going to change. I felt a deep connection with Savannah that I can’t explain. Week after week my confidence grew, and my internal demons began to go away. The therapy process is very unique, it connects to your soul on a very deep level and helps to rebuild you from the inside out.”– 22 year-old female.
“I recently had the opportunity to be involved with a different therapeutic method called equine therapy. This type of therapy was recommended by my current therapist, who is assisting me with several different issues. My therapist and I decided for me to try a session with the horses because I was stuck in my own perspective and was unable to move into a different way of thinking. I was surprised that as I created my story in the arena with the horses that I was able to start seeing things differently. The therapist at Rise Canyon Ranch asked very thought-provoking questions to help me understand what was causing me to be stuck and helped me navigate through a new way of thinking. I would recommend Rise Canyon Ranch to anyone.”