Spring Stampede

April 22, 2022 @ 5:00PM — 7:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Hearts Landing Ranch: 8902 Quail Lane Granite Bay, CA 95746 Get Directions

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Join the Stampede

Prepare for a night of learning the impact of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy on Mental Health. Your evening will include your choice of beer or wine and hors d'oeuvres, along with a tour of the Ranch where you can hear impactful stories and get a glimpse of just how powerful your support is.

Wear your favorite boots and come see what's happening at Hearts Landing Ranch! Learn about the horses, hear Hearts Landing Ranch Program stories and learn how feeling of despair, shame or hopelessness can turn into purpose, hope, and healing. Hear how you can partner with Hearts Landing Ranch to provide resources to families and their loved ones struggling with a mental health crisis. This is an adult only event, and will happen rain or shine!

5-6pm - Wine & Beer Pour with Hors d’oeuvres
5:20pm - Tour the Ranch, meet the herd and experience how Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy at HLR is impacting mental health in our community
6-6:30pm – HLR Stories of Hope, Courage and Healing
6:30-7pm – S'mores and conversation around the campfire conversation.

Hearts Landing Ranch exists to build community to impact a community by serving foster youth, veterans, families, and victims of crime and human trafficking. HLR offers mental health therapy and learning using experiential, land-based programs. Often people are too ashamed or stuck to sit and talk. With equine-assisted therapy, we can accomplish in months, what might take years of talk therapy.

You can be a part of reducing addiction and suicide rates in our community!

Your partnership will help Hearts Landing Ranch see more individuals and impact more families who would otherwise not be able to afford Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).

EAP is a form of therapy for the treatment of a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, anger, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, attachment issues, grief and loss and adjustment disorders.
EAP allows clients to project their feelings, actions, ideologies, and judgments onto the horse(s) which can relieve pressure of the client needing to verbalize and explain their feelings, or may lessen the intensity of thinking or talking in an internalizing way. This can be useful if the client has a hard time accepting or talking about something personal or traumatic. EAP can also highlight discrepancies between the client’s words and actions, whether it is due to the client being unaware, putting on a front, or even being manipulative.
EAP allows clients the opportunity to develop awareness of their behavioral patterns and process their emotions as they interact with horses. As prey animals, horses are highly attuned to their environment for their survival. Additionally, they are highly social and communicate almost solely through body language. They pick up on the non-verbal cues we bring into session and respond to them immediately in a non-judgmental way.
EAP uses the mirroring capabilities of horses to show clients how their body language and internal state affect their interactions with others. In order to create connection with the horses, clients must learn to self-regulate, manage their difficult emotions, and change their behaviors. Additionally, watching the reactions and behaviors of the horses offers opportunities for the client to identify metaphors that can provide additional insight about what is going on in their own lives.
Many ways you can help Hearts Landing Ranch make a difference:

Contribute to covered Round Pen: Increases our Sessions to Year Round and can start PTSD Riding Program

Help us get out of the 104 degree sun and windy rain for more Sessions. Or help sponsor sessions for those who could otherwise not afford them.

8-week EAP Therapy Group Scholarship: $1,400

8-week EAP Therapy 1:1 Scholarship: $2,400

Sponsor a Horse: $967/month, or sponsor one aspect for a horse, such as monthly cost of maintaining hooves, or supplements, etc.

Emergency Medical Fund: $5,000

Pull Tags/HLR Wish List: At the event, take a look at the list to see the best way that fits your unique budget

Contribute to Capital Funds for Covered Arena and HLR Office & Training Center

$21,682 raised by 52 people


Support us with a donation.