2016 Spring Classes & Events

Basics In Natural Horsemanship

Starting April  4th   A 7 week course in basics including herd dynamics, equine communication and the practical application of natural handling and safety.  Cost $250.  Class meets Monday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm. Class size is limited.  REGISTER

April  30th  Volunteer Kick Off

May 14th      Spring Farm Day

June 11th       Second Annual Walk for PEACE


How Horses Help
PEACE Ranch offers EAGALA Model equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) which incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. EAP is a team approach to issues with a licensed therapist, an equine specialist working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Clients learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors, and patterns.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy employs horses in activities with humans to resolve conflict, find healing and learn healthy coping skills. Clients are seen on a short term basis and a sliding scale is provided to make sessions affordable for all. It is appropriate for clients of all ages with a broad range of mental health and human development needs. No prior experience with horses is necessary.

Growth & Learning

PEACE Ranch offers EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) for families and groups. EAL uses the team approach with a focus on personal growth and learning goals defined by the individual or group, such as improved product sales for a company, leadership skills for a school group, or resiliency training for our military warriors. Programs can be tailored to participants needs. PEACE Ranch provides equine assisted educational events for school, organizational and corporate groups.

Life Skills

The Life Skills program at PEACE Ranch is both fun and effective for At Risk Youth, Developmentally Disabled Adults and other vulnerable populations. Sessions are conducted for individuals and groups with a focus on skill building with horses to achieve personal growth and development goals. Life Skills at PEACE Ranch is provided by a qualified equine specialist, certified by EAGALA and/or PATH.
Life Skills at PEACE Ranch with Brickways.

Veterans & Military

A Veteran talks about the PEACE program

An innovative collaboration between PEACE Ranch and the Veterans Administration through which veterans all over Northern Michigan can recieve EAGALA Model equine assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, MST or other trauma based issues here at the ranch. Services are free to all Veterans. PEACE Ranch is an EAGALA approved Military Services Provider
To register contact Jan Tharp: 989 482-1187
2014 EAVS Report

Team & Professional Development

A professional workshop series providing valuable insight into team dynamics. Discovering Your Herd is provided in collaboration with the Sundance Center here at PEACE Ranch. The program offers pre-employment assessments, introduction of new team members and discovery for existing teams. Contact PEACE Ranch to schedule your Discovering Your Herd worshop.