Are activities in which participants can build confidence and self-awareness. This type of equine interaction focuses on developing a relationship with our horses. Riding may or may not be involved, depending on the needs and goals of the participant. Our goal is that it will provides emotional, cognitive, social, and physical benefits for all participants, to increase one’s self-esteem, building trust with the horse and other others. Additionally for those suffering from mental health concerns horse interactions has shown to decrease depression, anxiety, panic attacks and self-harming thoughts.
Offered to volunteers, and the public at different times throughout the year. Our instructors and horses offer the beginner or intermediate rider the opportunity to experience riding as well as stable management and basic horse care. Please contact us for more information.
Equine-assisted therapy (coming soon)
Incorporates unmounted and mounted activities using horses to help participants of all ages. Participants explore what horses can help teach them about their own life to help process thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to facilitate emotional healing. This approach can be beneficial for individuals with various diagnoses including, but not limited to anxiety disorders, conduct disorder, depression, grief and loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder. This service will be provided by a licensed social worker and/or psychologist.
Benefits overall health, ranging from physical exercise (building stronger muscles and bones, improving sense of balance and heart health, as well as decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems). Also, spending quality time in the outdoors reduces stress, calms anxiety, and can lead to a lower risk of depression, according to a study done by researchers at Stanford University.
Supports both your physical wellbeing and your mental state. With regards to the physical benefits, it can get you some exercises, help clean out your lungs in the fresh air, and put some sun on your face for that dose of vitamin D. It can also help you eat a bit healthier if you land that big fish. As for your mental state it can help you combat stress and anxiety, improve concentration and patience, increase self-esteem and resilience, and ultimately build stronger bonds with you fishing family.
The most common use and benefit of a bonfire today is the psychological aspect of everyone sitting around and socializing. A bonfire has a mesmerizing, comforting and soothing effect on us – promoting pleasant social interaction, which helps BondFire Ranch achieve its mission… Warm the Heart of the Family
Bolsters mood, improves self-confidence, and reduces stress overall. In addition, crafting has shown to improve mental agility, both gross and fine motor movements, and decrease cognitive decline. Crafting also creates a situation very similar to that of meditation. When engaged in a craft, you are focusing on the here and now. Additionally, it’s been shown to be a natural anti-depressant, and research studies have shown that those suffering from PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Insomnia, and any level of chronic pain have achieved a reduction in symptoms by incorporating crafts into their lives.