HEALING WITH HORSES RANCH

where horses heal,... body, mind, and soul!

aka Double H Ranch   |   Manor, TX   |  www.healingwithhorsesranch.org

Mission

Healing with Horses Ranch is a 501(c)(3) equine-facilitated therapy center that promotes increased independence and resilience through the power of the horse. By creating space for healthy relationships between horses and humans, we help students learn life skills in a safe, inclusive environment. We don’t want to just touch lives, we want to change lives.

Ruling year info

2011

Program Director

Patty D'Andrea

Executive Director

John D'Andrea

Main address

10014 FM 973

Manor, TX 78653 USA

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EIN

45-2792151

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Healing with Horses Ranch is a 501(c)(3) equine-facilitated therapy center that promotes increase independence and resilience through the power of the horse. By creating space for healthy relationships between horses and humans, we help students learn life skills in a safe, inclusive environment. We don’t want to just touch lives, we want to change lives. Healing with Horses Ranch was founded in 2011 as a Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl) member center by Patty D’Andrea, a PATH Intl Advanced Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Certified Equine Specialist. In 2018, we became a PATH Intl Premier Accredited Center. We are based in Austin, TX, and serve South East Austin, Travis and Bastrop Counties, and surrounding areas.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adaptive Riding

Through our Adaptive Riding (AR) program students with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges improve independence and functional life skills all while learning to ride. The rhythmic, three-dimensional and symmetrical movement of the horse provides physical benefits, and the connection and communication with both the horse and the community of the ranch foster social skills, emotional management, self-awareness, sensory integration, language skills and more. It is a fun, safe, and social environment, centered around interaction with the horse.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Our Veterans Helping Veterans program is a weekly group session that uses strategies from our Adaptive Riding and Equine Assisted Learning program to aid veterans, of all kinds, develop better communication and coping skills through horsemanship and horseback riding. The goal of this program is to strengthen veterans relationships with family, friends, and their community. This program is free program for all veterans and active duty military.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Our Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) program is an experiential learning program that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal growth through equine-assisted activities. With a focus on veterans and at-risk individuals, EFL creates an environment for creating new toolsets for individuals to overcome challenges in the day-to-day.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) is an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional working with a PATH Certified Equine Specialist and suitable equine(s) to address psychotherapy goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client. These sessions can be individual sessions, group sessions, or family sessions that focus on various aspects of mental and psychological wellness.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Intersex people, Adolescents, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ATCIC YES waiver, Star Kids, and private pay clients

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Adaptive Riding

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to promote resilience and independence in mind, body, and soul through the power of the horse. We don’t want to just touch lives, we want to change lives.

We strive to offer the highest standard for equine-facilitated therapy that, in turn, impacts the holistic health of the surrounding community.

Healing with Horses Ranch is a Premier Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) center and our instructors are PATH Intl certified riding instructors, equine specialist, and/or mental health professionals. We are one of ~250 PATH Premier centers globally which means PATH has audited our business processes and approved us to train others.

Our Program Director and founder is an Advance Level Certified PATH Intl instructor and Equine Specialist. She is a life long horse person with over 20 years experience with therapeutic riding. She also mentors numerous upcoming instructors playing a key role in their PATH certification.

Healing with Horses Ranch is located on 43 wooded acres just 20 minutes from downtown Austin TX. We have a staff of 20 horse and 15 humans primarily PATH certified instructors and mental health professions.

Over the last 8 years we had 5000+ individual volunteer at the ranch with ~ 200 of them currently involved in recurring volunteer activities supporting client lessons and facility maintenance.

We have 15 amazing volunteer board members who are very engaged in helping us with fundraising and governing.

We are amazed as how far we've come in 8 years! Healing with Horses Ranch started in 2012 with 3 horses, 3 clients, a handful of volunteer, one volunteer staff member and a property that even lacked perimeter fencing.

We now serve over 100 clients each week, have a heard of 20 horses, a paid staff of 15, ~200 recurring volunteers, property that includes permanent fencing, a 120' x 120' covered arena, and 15 stalls. In addition, we are a PATH Premier Center, partnered with a local addiction recovery center, regularly mentor upcoming instructors.

This past year we also hired dedicated admin staff including full time development and volunteer directors.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HEALING WITH HORSES RANCH

Board of directors
as of 7/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Baker

Matt Nail

Chris Baker

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data