Hosting Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Seminar with Demonstration


New and exciting things are happening at the Ruff Ranch! Coming soon, Aug. 21st, an on-site demonstration will be held for health professionals.  Licensed therapist, Sherry Simon-Heldt, MS, LISAC, CSAT, will be here from Tucson, AZ., to demonstrate how horses are used to facilitate or guide clients through experiential therapy and learning.  Because horses mirror the actions and reactions of human response, this therapy provides immediate tangible results.

We have joined efforts with Summit Equine Assisted Therapy (S.E.A.T.) to create an environment in which healing can take place with the use of horses. 

Why Horses?  

Horses offer several advantages:  they are clear on their boundaries,  they have no hidden agendas, and much like us, they are social creatures with distinct personalities, attitudes and moods.  Also, they experience a large variety of emotions.  They are very intuitive and have a defined role within their herd.  Because of these similarities, horses can demonstrate and teach self-awareness, honest communication, trust, healthy boundaries, leadership, assertiveness and affection, to name a few.

To learn more about Summit Equine Assisted Therapy and/or if you would like to attend this event, please  visit

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