HEAL: 6 Keys to Connection
A 3-DAY EQUINE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP. For personal or professional growth and learning. Join us on Friday April 7 – Sunday April 9, 2017 at Raven Rock Ranch in Redmond, Washington. This class is facilitated by Sandy Matts, MA, and Julie Harcus.
This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond.
Are you ready to volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering at Raven Rock Ranch, we would love to chat with you. Without our dedicated volunteers we would not be able to do what we do.
Donations are crucial to the ongoing success of Raven Rock Ranch!
For $3.50 per day, you can sponsor one of our “Horse Counselors”, which will cover the cost of hay for that horse. This is about one third of the daily upkeep cost, but goes a long way towards helping meet our needs! Currently, we are set up to receive donations in the form of cash, check, money order, credit card and “in kind” through our main office or by clicking the donate button.
Raven Rock is literally a Rock for our Daughter. It is the one place where she is completely confident and interested in learning. Being with the horses each week helps her to control her anxiety for the rest of the week. If we miss even one week I see a difference in her behavior and anxiety level.
The staff and volunteers at Raven Rock are interested in her and treat her with respect and friendship. They make an effort to interact with her multiple times during the sessions and this is excellent modeling for her.
I also have witnessed other children in the program heal through the horse therapy. This last weekend we didn’t leave the ranch right on time and saw some of the kids in the second lesson arrive. One girl who in the past never raised her eyes off the ground or acknowledged anyone but her mom came over and talked to me. What a lovely surprise! I don’t see her often and I was amazed and delighted for her and the progress she has made.
Raven Rock has been extremely beneficial for my daughter she looks forward to her weekly visits with her horse and Julie. Since we have begun she has increased her awareness and mindfulness. We are working on her anxiety and self-confidence. She has increased significantly from where we were but not quite there yet. She has blossomed while at RRR and seeing her find herself while working in the round pen and in general she is learning self-advocacy and that is okay to make decisions, this is a huge struggle because of the lack of confidence but she has increased a lot from where she was 2 years ago. We are very thankful for RRR.