Cornerstone Equine Therapy Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Veterans & Military Families


3105 Ryan DriveEscondido, CA 92025 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to save and restore the lives of active duty service members, veterans, first responders, and frontline medical workers battling service related PTSD and physical trauma through equine assisted therapy.


Cornerstone offers multiple programs that include one-day retreats, 3-day retreats, 4-week mounted sessions, off-site clinics at Naval Medical Center San Diego, 32nd Street Naval Base, Naval Training Center at Liberty Station as well as other military installations in San Diego. We are an award-winning Certified Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship therapy center and have received Congressional recognition for our work with the military. We have a multi-faceted approach to the work we do which includes under saddle programs, experiential learning, groundwork with an emphasis in connection, relationship, and being in the present. Our goals are significant, and the results are extraordinary...92% decreases in suicidal ideations, 90% decrease in stress and anxiety, and 89% in overall emotional and mental health feelings of wellness and hope.


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by Jeffrey M. from Ramona, CA (October 5, 2008)
The helpful, healing process between man and beast is simply so good, it must be experienced. Whether human and dolphin, human and dog or, in this unique and very special case, a human being and an equine, a good, positive bond, interaction and visual, let alone tactile, secular miracle such as the interaction of a horse and person is literally indescribable. I am completely sound and and able bodied and an athlete and horses have changed my life in such a positive and wonderful way, I believe it will be the same for everyone. There may be a wild exception to the rule like an allergy or something but I am not so sure I believe that these things are not manifested and cannot be overcome. The meeting of an eight to twelve hundred pound animal who is more frightened of the predatory human, with our ears pinned back and our eyes set close together in a constant vertical or attack posture to commune with a prey animal to the point of sitting on its back without it shaking us free? Wow!

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