Embrace The Moment
pilot program at the serenity ranch
who we are:
The Serenity Ranch’s mission is to assist women with programs designed to create a safe environment to help facilitate a positive relationship with our 44 horses, when battling PTSD, trauma, abuse and the addictions that can result.
Programs will be created for the following :
Female Spouses of Veterans
Female Law Enforcement Officers
Families of Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers
Women Experiencing or Living With Trauma
- Abused Women
Each program group will have one thing in common; background. Veterans will be grouped together, as well as Spouses and Law Enforcement Officers. We will not be mixing backgrounds for individual programs!
Our organization is pending non-profit (501c-3) status, but is actively fundraising.
the serenity ranch programs for women are designed to be free to all participants. we operate solely because of your generous donations:
horses can help embody change in you
The Serenity Ranch is run exclusively by women, for women who are in need of assistance. We hope to challenge and inspire personal growth in women that are suffering from mental and physical scars, that make every day life difficult.
the Serenity program
Female Veterans Only Need Apply
The Serenity Ranch’s pilot program was from August 18th -August 25th, 2018. The program was at no cost to the participants; flights, food, transportation to our facility and board were covered completely by our non profit. Our program was hugely successful!
The Ranch is currently accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Program. The Program will be from August 10th – August 17th. Due to the unfortunate loss of our indoor arena during this lengthy winter, The Serenity Ranch will only be able to fully cover the cost of local participants that live in Montana or within driving distance.
The goal of our program is to assist women who are having issues in life due to military service. Each participant will be given a horse to care for for the duration of the week long program. A specific schedule will be set daily, with reading assignments, training and riding horses.
We will provide a fundamental understanding of handling horses, grooming, horse care, tack, training and riding in a grounding and serene manner. On the fourth day of the program we will take a day long horseback ride to utilize the horse skills that have been learned. Throughout the week long program, routine and structure will be emphasized, while also establishing the importance of great self-care. Through our work with the horses, techniques will be learned that can be used in every day life to help ground negative or problematic emotions.
This unique experience challenges these women, evokes change, and helps to develop new ways to approach and solve problems. By challenging what challenges them, our hope is that veterans can make peace with their past and replace devastating memories with positive ones.
the serenity ranch has partnered with Heroes and Horses located in Manhattan, Montana. Heroes and Horses have a world class horse program that also assists veterans. the serenity ranch has donated our facility for their horse training needs. Please see below links for their website, and two films we have had the pleasure of being featured in:
Address: 4430 River Road Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone Number: 406-600-9526