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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”

- Winston S. Churchill

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from The Georgia Farm Monitor!
About SpiritHorse at Freedom Ranch


SpiritHorse at Freedom Ranch, Tunnel Hill, GA, located just 5 minutes from I-75 on 61 beautiful rolling acres with 2 ponds, a pre-Civil War in a most charming and peaceful setting.  As a certified SpiritHorse International facility, our therapies are based on a specialized curriculum that has been researched, developed, and proven by SpiritHorse founder Charles Fletcher of Corinth, Texas.


Our staff and volunteers have all received specialized training to skillfully work with children and adults with varying degrees of abilities and disabilities. The horses are selected for their gentle spirit and worked with in regards to their reactions to unexpected noises and behaviors that come with the territory of working with emotionally or physically challenged riders.


Our motto is, "First Words, First Steps," with the hope that every rider will be positively impacted by our therapies and reach a developmental milestone, no matter how big or small.


The team at SpiritHorse believes mental and emotional improvements help pave the way for physical improvements. 


"Our goal is to help each individual reach their highest potential through interaction with horses,  and the emotional aspect of this is amazing," says Ginger Brown, Director of SpiritHorse at Freedom Ranch.


Our programs help develop self-esteem, coupled with a curriculum built to improve cognitive and physical development. This curriculum is based on research that shows how the movement of the horse in circles and other specific patterns releases chemicals in the rider's brain that can help neurotransmitters reconnect— often resulting in improved balance, first words, or full sentences spoken by the rider.


Our animals and riders typically bond quickly, improving the rider's social and verbal skills on and off the ranch.



In the fall of 2009 Eagles Rest Ranch in Flintstone, GA served as the host for Catoosa County Schools' Equestrian Special Olympics Training and Horseshow. The work inspired Ginger to seek a program built for helping children and adults with special needs.


Ginger and two others interested in horse therapy, Jeremiah Moore and Joy Giles, traveled to Corinth, Texas to train and test with SpiritHorse International. They embraced the philosophy and curriculum centered around equine-assisted health and therapy. Fully licensed, and with quality control provided by SpiritHorse International (the leader in the therapeutic riding industry), SpiritHorse at Eagles Rest Ranch was established as a place of healing and hope in 2010. In June of 2017 SprirtHorse moved to our forever home in Tunnel Hill, Ga.




Connect with Us!


To learn more about SpiritHorse's therapies and environment, click through the website. Also, visit us on Facebook for photos and event information.

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Upcoming Events
2024 Schedule

Horseback Riding Sessions

Winter & Spring Sessions start mid January/run til Summer Day Camp

Tuesdays & Thursdays/private sessions by appointment

Text:  423-421-3205 to Schedule

Fundraiser – Unicorn and Ropin’ Rowdy Photo Shoot

Saturday, May 4th – by appointment only/Text 423-421-3205

At Freedom Ranch


Last Days for Spring Horseback Riding Therapy Sessions

Tues./Thurs. May 14  & 16

Sock Hop (Rock & Roll Dance Party Fundraiser)

Saturday, May 18th – 6:30-8:30 PM

Donation for Freedom Ranch Ministry Appreciated

50’s-60’s or Casual Attire 

Rock‘n’Roll Music

In Spirit Hall at Freedom Ranch

Summer Day Camp Orientation for all Staff/Volunteers

Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 PM

in Spirit Hall

SpiritHorse Summer Day Camp 2024

May 27th  – May 31st

June 3rd – June 7th

June 10th – 14th

June 17th – June 21st  

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Must be Registered in Advance

No Horseback Riding during July and August

Volunteer Training Session

Sunday, August 25th, 2:00 PM in Spirit Hall at Freedom Ranch

To Register: or 423-421-3205

Registration for Fall Therapy & Horseback Riding Sessions

Tuesday,  September 3rd

from 4:30-6:30 PM

Fall Therapy & Horseback Riding Sessions 

Tuesday & Thursday, 

September 10th & 12th

Sessions by appointment:

or 423-421-3205

Freedom Ranch Annual Bonfire Party

Saturday, October 26th  (Details TBA)


Freedom Ranch Exhibition Horse Show

Saturday, November 2nd (Details TBA)


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