THAAT Ranch is a collaborative effort of horses and trained professionals that strive to improve the lives of our fellow man with tailored therapeutic equine programs.  Adrain Hurst brings a lifetime of working with horses in their natural environment, whose expertise in horses and people brings about both physical and mental transitions in life to help people live up to their full potential. THAAT Ranch contracts and works with local mental health therapists to facilitate proven methods of equine assisted psychotherapy using the EAGALA model.  

The Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center Riding

with PATH Certified Riding Instructors

​​​​​Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) offers an educational experience in horses and farm life.  THAAT Ranch customizes the experience to the needs of the event and focus of the individual.

We partner with 6 miniature horses to bring the Horse Tails Reading Program to 1st and 2nd grades classes. The first experience is a meet and greet with the mini horses and an introduction of the class horse themed book. The second experience is a well timed play day at the Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center the experience of reading books to their new horse friends, and lot's of ranch games.   

Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes​

equine movement to replicate muscle movement or engage neuro pathways of the brain. THAAT Ranch offers programs to work with treatment teams and therapists. 

Therapeutic Riding is horseback riding to build muscle tone or relax, and is guided by a certified therapeutic riding instructor credentialed through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Equine Assisted Therapies

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man."

- Winston Churchill


​​Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

EAGALA Certified Facilitators​

THAAT Ranch offers a safe, therapeutic setting for licensed professionals to facilitate equine assisted psychotherapy, utilizing the sentient, natural behaviors of the horse. We believe people have the best solutions for their issues and we assist our horses in providing exercises that allow for internal growth and self awareness using the EAGALA Model.  By allowing clients to use metaphors on the horses, the process becomes simple.  For some, just being with horses brings peace and balance to otherwise hectic life.

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