Winner of the 2020 Bridge Builder ABBY Award
The Ranch will be in 2 phases. The 1st phase is operational and currently offering the Equine Assisted Draper Sensory Method, at no cost to the veteran, active, guards, reserves and their immediate family. We are one of only 5 ranches in the US using this therapy method and the only one focusing mainly on our Heroes. Max, our therapy horse, is one of only approximately 20% of horses worldwide that can consistently perform this therapy. The participant will receive this amazing treatment to help neutralize the stress hormones and reset the misfiring neurons in the brain. Effectively neutralizing anxiety, cortisol and stress. They will be more relaxed and the symptoms of PTS, TBI, chemical dependency and other neurological issues will be lessened and the veteran will be more receptive to continue with traditional therapies. We are trying to offer more holistic approaches to heal, rather than mask the symptoms with pharmaceutical methods. Volunteer opportunities will be available as well, again all at no cost to the Veteran, they have sacrificed and carried that burden already. Phase 2 will incorporate building an actual housing for the Heroes to live in, giving the veteran a real chance to re-acclimate at their own pace all while surrounded by the comradery of their fellow servicemembers. We will be incorporating various therapy animals as well. There will be volunteer opportunities; such as local Volunteer Firefighting, Team Rubicon, The Mission Continues and filling other needs in the local community. These opportunities will not only give the Veteran purpose but also teaching new skills, all in an effort to ensure #hopeiswortheverypenny.
In this picture on the bottom right you can also see the blocked neuropathways
Bottom right shows the progress of opening the neuropathways