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Programs with Equine Assisted Activities

The focus of equine-assisted activities is not riding or horsemanship. Horses offer opportunities for experiential emotional growth and learning. As herd animals, horses are highly sensitive to the emotions of those around them and mirror those emotions through non-verbal communication such as pinned ears and swishing tails. Our activities require the client or group to apply certain skills to tasks involving the horses. At Pinnacle Ranch certified professionals work with the clients and horses to identify potential growth areas and establish treatment goals.

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All ages can enjoy hands-on learning at Pinnacle Ranch.

Growth and Learning

Pinnacle Ranch offers growth and learning opportunities that enable clients to discover new, successful strategies for changing problematic patterns and behaviors in their lives. Equine assisted learning (EAL) can help improve communication and problem-solving skills and help to strengthen personal relationships. One area that equine assisted learning is effective is with children that are on the autistic disorder spectrum. Pinnacle Ranch has a special program called "Connections - Horses Helping Autistic Spectrum Children". 
 
Joining the Herd: Living Skills for Youth is an innovative program that nurtures positive thoughts and behaviors, improves social skills, increases self-awareness, and fosters effective decision making which allows juveniles to learn from experiences and improve their lives. 

Therapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a powerful, effective therapeutic approach to addressing the mental health and human development needs of youths, adults, families and groups. Pinnacle Ranch utilizes EAP to address a variety of psychological, behavioral and emotional issues.

Pinnacle Ranch provides a safe and caring environment in which our trained professionals can help you achieve healthier communication, stronger partnerships, greater self-awareness and stronger relationships.

Team Pinnacle

Pinnacle Ranch offers team-building and leadership training for professionals and corporations to improve communication skills, problem-solving, and team performance. Equine-assisted activities are a new, exciting approach to developing improved leadership skills and teamwork.
  • Improved Communication Skills
  • Improved Team Performance
  • Improved Problem Solving Skills

The Children's Advocacy Center's staff enjoyed teambuilding activites at Pinnacle Ranch.