Where the Horses are the Therapy…is more than just a theme.
Doctors tell us that a positive attitude is an important part of healing.
Our mission is to serve people who are suffering by establishing a relationship with the horses.
The focus of our outreach is to veterans, first responders and others suffering from PTSD, those with physical disabilities, patients and survivors of cancer or other life threatening disease and at-risk youth.
Our constant endeavor is to care for and to maintain the horses. Our horses are available for service which includes experiencing the great riding trails in Riverside County, for the clients we serve.
Our clients experience an emotional bond with the horses. Our horses are all calm and well trained. Once our guests feed a horse a carrot, brush their coats or learn to clean their hoofs, they relax; they focus on the horse and the relationship that quickly develops.
Whatever is troubling them, whatever the root of their pain, these big beautiful creatures have a very unique ability to help others escape for a few hours. Our hope is that they develop a new perspective and face their struggles from a positive point of view.
The Manzanita Ranch Inc. is a non-profit human services agency.
The One Good Day Project:
A full day experience is offered to Disabled Veterans, First Responders, Cancer Patient/Survivors and at-risk youth through the One Good Day Project.
Our ranch supporters make it possible for recipients to benefit from these amazing creatures. For more information regarding the OGD Project, follow the link in the side bar of this page.
Donations are essential to support the One Good Day Project.