The Ranch

DTOM 22/0 Veterans Ranch

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. We are one of only 4 ranches in the US using this therapy method and with great results. Max, our therapy horse, is one of only approximately 20% of horses worldwide that can consistently perform this therapy.  The veteran 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. The veteran 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 lodge for the veterans 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 veterans. The lodge  will consist of 2-person rooms. These will be broken down into male, female and handicap accessible. Total capacity will be up to 32 veterans. There will be a large Great Room for camaraderie and relaxation around the fire. Also, a kitchen, dining room, library/education room, fitness center, laundry room and a nice deck to take in the beautiful outdoors. We will be incorporating various therapy animals and a container farming system. 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 #stopthe22aday!

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