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Special Spirit – The Learning Ranch
is an all-inclusive animal paradise that encompasses
the spiritual bond between animals and humans.

Through ground based farming activities, horseback trail riding, and social events
we strive to provide a meaningful destination for the entire community.

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Integrity
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Access
For All
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Safety
Emotional & Physical
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Client-driven
Service

OUR MISSION

To empower children and adults  through animal activities.

OUR VISION

To educate the community and make animals accessible to all.

All activities at The Ranch emphasize the use of 
​THE POWER TOOLS OF LIVING

Respect

Responsibility

Relationship Skills

Boundaries

Empathy

Choices & Consequences 

OUR PROGRAMS

As a PATH Int'l Certified Member Center, we have highly qualified instructors teach horsemanship skills to our riders. Increased strength, balance and self-esteem are some of the benefits of this wonderful sport activity.

PAUSE 4 LEARNING

Special Spirit Programs
Walk & Talk

WALK & TALK 

Ride with a friend and socialize
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Animal Assisted Learning

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY 

Social, emotional, behavioral therapies, recovery 
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Farm Tours & Events

THE LEARNING RANCH 

Farm tours, animal assisted activities and events
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Creative Studio Programs

CREATIVE STUDIO PROGRAMS 

Arts & crafts, music, movement and more
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Ranch Camp

RANCH CAMP 

2022 Summer All Inclusive
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"Just having the animals around is so healing to my clients
and offers them an experiential opportunity to grow even more.

Animals teach us so much"
- NICOLETTA V. HEIDEGGER, IN-HOUSE THERAPIST

HELP ENRICH THE LIVES OF OUR RIDERS

Your donation will help us continue our mission to enrich the lives of our young riders through our various programs. Thank you for your support and all you do for Special Spirit!

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Special Spirit Inc – The Learning Ranch is committed to providing the safest environment for our employees and visitors. We are committed to continuously monitoring the spread of COVID-19 at a national, state and local level, while adhering to all local health department rules in our evaluation of work and event protocols based on the most current situation.