I write this with tears in my eyes, knowing how many hearts will hurt by the news... She always did her job without a complaint...She was patient and understanding of all abilities...willing to work overtime... taught many children to ride on her back... helped many kids and adults gain confidence and overcome fear...She responded to love and kisses... she was our sweet Tinkerbell, a 25 year old beautiful bay mare given to SpiritHorse by very special friends about 8 years ago... dearly loved by many, she carried quite a few of our 60+ Riders this past Sat in our 11th Annual Area I Special Olympic Horse Show. She showed a good time to our Veterans Children on Sun. Had a great day completely off on Mon. Then Tuesday morning she wasn’t feeling well; the Vet came and eased her pain with some meds. Not sure exactly what took her life but she had a pleasant expression on her face and grass in her mouth when she passed. Sweet Memories of our beloved Tink,...
SpiritHorse program has purchased their own facility, Freedom Ranch, located just 5 minutes from the Tunnel Hill-Varnell exit off I-75. There is 61+ acres of beautiful pastures and woods creating a charming and peaceful setting for Equine and other Therapies.
SpiritHorse acknowledges the power of the horse to help in changing lives; therefore seeking to change and enrich lives by promoting excellence in equine-assisted activities. Freedom Ranch is a licensed SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding facility and has SpiritHorse Certified Equine-Assisted Healthcare Instructors, as well as O.K. Corral Certified Equine Assisted Learning Therapists.
SpiritHorse philosophy is “To Assist Each Individual in Reaching Their Full Potential through Interaction with Horses". SpiritHorse provides programming for a diverse population including individuals with special needs, emotional/behavior issues, youth at risk and our veterans.
SpiritHorse therapeutic riding is a year round, all-abilities program serving ind...
My daughter, Amber, lives with mental retardation and a heart condition. When she began training sessions at Eagles' Rest Ranch, she had never been physically close to any animal larger than a medium-sized canine. The personnel were very approachable and friendly and they took the time to talk to Amber and her family members so that they could understand her.
The two things that are most important to the staff at Eagles Rest Ranch are the children and the animals—and they take very good care of all. Amber learned not only how to ride a horse but also what it meant to take care of them, from the grooming and the feeding and anything else she showed any interest toward. They were patient with her and they grew to love Amber as much as I do.
I am thankful that my daughter got to spend so much time in such a wonderful environment with so many interesting and loving souls. Every mention of the Ranch brings a smile to her face and she eagerly anticipates r...
This May, Ginger Brown (and SpiritHorse at Eagles Rest Ranch) was recognized as a McMahan Law Firm and News Channel 9 Pay It Forward recipient.
The award celebrates those who make a difference in the local community, and for this installment they took notice of the refuge SpiritHorse provides to people with varying disabilities, veterans, and their families.