The Journey

      & Leading With Horses

Equine-Human Interactive Learning

& Facilitated Psychotherapy

Second Chance Ranch was established in 1999, and serves as a sanctuary for a special collection of retired sport horses offering a unique animal-assisted therapy. Leading With Horses is a platform for mental health professionals and other service organizations to apply Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in their existing treatment program, as an alternative to conventional talk therapy.


Our program serves any person who is being treated by a licensed mental health professional, with emphasis on youth development and family counseling. This unique opportunity is open to a wide-range of mental health professionals, and designed for them to participate in the process.  A collaboration of mental health professional and equine specialist offers a more holistic and comprehensive approach in providing solutions and treatment. 

With this large reach into the health professional field, we can optimize collaboration and maximize the positive impact on our community.  Some of the critical issues society faces today are substance abuse, suicide prevention, anger management and anti-bullying. We have an ongoing development plan to address issues specific to the Covid pandemic.


Leading With Horses provides an environment that fosters emotional growth and healing to those who are moving forward from physical or mental trauma. It is our belief that creative learning environments will put children and young adults on the path to becoming tomorrow’s forward thinkers, innovators and leaders.



Addressing Pandemic Therapy

The SCR Team remains positive and forward thinking! We are working diligently to develop a new psychotherapy program with activities that will address Covid19 issues that are effecting youth and families. 

By popular demand, our Art Therapy program is back!

Let us know how you are doing and what your biggest challenges are! What solutions you have found to cope?

We look forward to resuming our programs and to let the healing begin as we rebuilt trust and confidence together!

STAY TUNED for more details!

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We're In This Together

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to have onsite fundraisers, and our revenue generating program is closed due to the Washington State social distancing mandates.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation, as we have elderly and disabled horses who have special needs! Thank you.


PO Box 19602 Spokane, Washington 99219



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