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 riding and social events we strive to be a meaningful destination for the entire community.
To empower children and adults through animal activities.
To educate the community and make animals accessible to all.
"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
At Special Spirit Ranch our programs include both mounted and unmounted activities for adaptive and able-bodied riders.
Our compassionate staff follow PATH and EAGALA standards to provide comprehensive care in Equine Assisted Services (EAS) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA). Each individual student is assessed and evaluated for their unique needs, goals and desires.
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All activities at The Ranch emphasize the use of
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