Equine: Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy

Kids and animals are a natural combination. For children with disabilities, the companionship is invaluable. Animals promote confidence and self-esteem while motivating kids to interact and get stronger. Equine assisted therapy provides opportunities for physical and emotional experiences in a non-judgmental setting and can be tailored to a child’s individual needs.


Handi-Riders; Oroville. Provides therapeutic, adaptive horseback riding for children & adults with special needs. Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship member & Premier Accredited Center. Has served Butte, Glenn & Tehama counties for more than 30 years. http://www.handi-riders.org.

(530) 533-5333.

HealTherapy, Inc.; Yreka. Provides comprehensive & traditional psychotherapy for Medi-Cal eligible children & adults through partnership. Provides individual, group & equine services through Siskiyou County Corrections & traditional therapy in association with Fairchild Medical Clinic. Member of PATH International.

http://www.healtherapyinc.com. (530) 842-3455.

Kimberley Covington, LMFT; Butte County. MFC#42220. Equine Psychotherapy. Works with individuals, couples, youth & families. http://www.kimcovington.com. 852 Manzanita Ct., Ste. 140. (530) 899-1412.

Stable Hands; Yreka. Improves the physical, mental, emotional & social health of people living with disabilities through equine assisted activities & therapy, ages 2 & up. Horses Helping Heroes veterans program (free). Scholarship program available.  http://www.stablehands.org.

(530) 842-3082.

Ananda Ranch; Siskiyou County. Tricia Weldon PHD, MA., EAP, EAL, CTS,  holds Level II certification under the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association as an equine specialist & facilitator. She is also a Girls Circle certified facilitator & a trauma specialist / intervention & consultant. Founder of Ananda Ranch, providing girls & women a place to awaken their full potential. http://www.anandaranch.org.

(530) 925-2567.

Updated September 2017 RD
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Updated: Sep 10, 2017 @ 12:09 pm