Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do girls get to ride a horse at the Ranch?
A: A client is not allowed to ride a horse at the Ranch until she completes Levels 1 and Level 2 and is on Level 3. A client is only allowed to ride a horse after she receives riding lessons and exhibits safe riding techniques. A client is only allowed to ride a horse in a well-fenced area where she is in close proximity of a trained Equine Specialist to monitor her riding safety at all times.
Q: How long do clients stay at the Ranch?
A: A client’s length of stay is largely directed by her own individualized needs. A client’s Treatment Plan is built on a 90 day timeline, yet following that timeframe, if a client has not made sufficient progress toward her Treatment Plan Goals and Objectives; her Treatment Plan is extended to give her time to do so. An average length of stay is anywhere from 90 days to one year, depending upon a client’s needs.
Q: What if a girl is fearful of horses?
A: Being fearful of horses is natural. White Horse Ranch uses a respectful approach, especially if a girl has not spent much time around horses during her lifetime. The Therapists and Equine Specialists at the Ranch work with each client on an individual basis, teaching her about her assigned horse. Every girl is able to work at her own pace in relation to the bonding and caring for her assigned horse.