A teen boy and teen girl feed some chickens during their nature-based experiences session at Rustic Way Ranch, an equine-assisted psychotherapy center for teens struggling with mental health.

Programs at Rustic Way Ranch

Nature-Based Experiences

Embark on a journey of rejuvenation with outdoor activities at Rustic Way Ranch. Sign up your teen to begin their path to Rebuild, Restore, and Renew hope in their lives

Nature-Based Experiences at Rustic Way Ranch offer a serene escape into the healing arms of nature, crucial for teens facing mental health challenges. These activities are more than just outdoor experiences; they are therapeutic sessions that harness the calming effects of the natural world. By engaging in activities like walking under the canopy of trees, relaxing by the chicken coop, or spending quiet moments in the company of barn kittens, teens experience a profound sense of peace and connection to the environment.

Interaction with animals forms a significant part of this healing process. Our ranch is home to a variety of animals, including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and goats, each offering a unique opportunity for engagement and learning.

These interactions help teens develop empathy, responsibility, and a sense of belonging. The pastoral setting of the ranch, away from the hustle of city life, allows teens to immerse themselves in the simplicity and beauty of nature, fostering a deep appreciation for life and its many wonders.

Our outdoor activities for teens, led by our Horsemanship Programs Director are structured in 50-minute sessions, designed to offer flexibility and personalization. We cater to individual needs and provide group sessions for up to four people. Whether it's a personal journey or a shared experience, our programs are tailored to maximize the therapeutic benefits of nature and animal interaction, ensuring a profound impact on the mental wellbeing of each participant.

Ready To Connect With Nature?

Step into the calming world of nature-based experiences at Rustic Way Ranch. Use our contact form to inquire about our programs and start your teen's journey towards nature-inspired healing and growth.