Equine Therapeutic Approach

Does your child suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, trauma?

This holistic healing therapy between a child and a horse is used through measured success with a licensed Mental Health Therapist, teamed with a EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist. Research and studies demonstrate that this approach provides an atmosphere whereby a child is actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, being curious, solving problems, assuming responsibility, being creative, and constructing meaning. This offers the child insight on how to find their own best solutions.

In our sessions, the child maybe asked to take one or more of our horses and perform different tasks, either through an obstacle course or maybe a grooming session or even leading the horse around the arena without even touching them. As the child learns different approaches to these stumbling blocks inside the arena, they then will be able to use their own solutions to conquer these hurdles in the outside world. Whether is be your goal, your child's goal or both, we want to help you all through this journey. This is definitely not your average therapy session, so expect a whole lot of new, different and exciting ways to bring back hope in you, your child and the family!

The EAGALA model EAP has effectively been employed in the treatment of numerous behavioral and emotional disorders that are traditionally resistant to intervention and change including conduct disorder, oppositional-defiant disorder, personality disorders and eating disorders. Our programs are built around the framework of the EAGALA Code of Ethics. You can find this and additional information on the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association at (www.EAGALA.org).


Programs offered at Cross Roads Youth Ranch...

  • Summer Work Program
  • Beginner Rider
  • Rodeo Team
  • Teen Fellowhip Night
  • Mentorship
  • Wilderness/Horsemanship Summer Camps
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Cross Roads Youth Ranch