THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL THERAPY. Instead of an office, we offer the great outdoors and a beautiful setting in the foothills. Instead of a couch, there’s red dirt and sunshine. Instead of being asked to share thoughts and feelings, we promote interactions with horses. Sound a little odd? We know; we thought so too……at first……until we saw the hope and healing that takes place at Stillwater Ranch.
Our team is comprised of a mental health specialist, an equine specialist, and our equine buddies. This is an experiential form of psychotherapy where clients are involved in hands-on experiences with the horses designed to reflect things going on in their lives. The model works due to the horses’ nature as social and prey animals. They have an extraordinary ability to read nonverbal communication. They mirror and respond to the messages they pick up from the people around them. They teach us important life lessons along the way as they are non-judgmental, live in the moment, are excellent communicators, and unconditionally accept us as we are right now.
Please call or email us to find out more or to set an appointment. We offer Ranch Tours so guests can come out to meet us, meet the herd, and learn more about who we are and what we do.
Our sessions are always FREE so there’s no risk in giving it a try. And who knows, you just might find a bit of hope with the help of a horse or two.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Operation Equine and Mount Moriah Stables serve the needs of military service members, veterans, their families, and supporters of the SMVF community.
We provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAP/L) through licensed and certified professionals, along with our herd of horses. We support those working through the challenges of service as they create their New Normal in civilian life. We offer a professional, experienced, and effective approach to mental health and the unique issues facing military and veteran families.
Operation Equine is located in a peaceful, confidential setting that is ideal for those working through both physical and emotional trauma.
We provide a free, half-hour, initial consultation. For more information or to set an appointment, please email or call us.