Originally Posted by outnabout
Feeling like a bad girl, checking in here now because I am at work. Have 30 minutes before I have to give a final exam...
Just gotta say, WWarrior, I admire you and your wife for your awesome plans for your ranch! You are young enough to make it happen. I'm always amazed at the directions life takes us. Do you know of any ranches with similar programs? My adopted daughter is mentally ill and there were several facilities that had horses and/or equine therapy for girls in their treatment programs that we looked into when she was younger and at home. I can tell you that nothing on this earth scared her, and she never had a bit of fear with horses, either.
I hope that your plans work out, as the potential for helping/healing others would be tremendous!
Raining/sleeting here this morning...
In our area we have several programs for EAP and EAPT and OT but they aren't inpatient shelters exactly. They are outpatient come for a therapy session and leave. We want to do a live in ranch style therapy place. We will have licensed mental health practitioners but it will be predominately a place of escape and a way for them to get healthy interaction with horses and recover from the trauma they endured.