Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families


7316 E Highland RoadCave Creek, AZ 85331 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our vision for the future is to provide the special needs community a therapeutic and recreational equine environment where collaborative efforts of like-minded organizations and volunteers can work together to design, construct and implement equine assisted services with standard size donkeys.Sophie Rainer is certified as Equine Mental Health Specialist and Learning (EMHSL) by PATH. We apply the highest industry standards from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), while providing professional development of its participants, therapists, staff and volunteers, insuring growth and diversity of the organization for years to come.


What we do:

We work closely with mental health professionals to help children, and adults, including the at-risk community, and military populations.

Equine (Donkey) Assisted Learning EAL

  • EAL is an experiential approach using donkeys as co-facilitators.
  • EAL provides opportunities to learn a variety of life skills and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) - Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)

  • The team includes a licensed therapist, and an ESMHL (Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning).
  • It promotes personal exploration and behaviors.


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