Second Chance Ranch is a 501c3  corporation 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 to apply Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in their existing treatment program as an alternative to conventional talk therapy.


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We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Excelsior Wellness Center!  

For over 40 years, Excelsior has become one of the leading community-based nonprofit organizations, dedicated to helping youth and families achieve wellness by living improved lives.

Excelsior specializes in a wide-range of integrated behavioral health services, family medicine, and specialized holistic middle-high school education.

Second Chance Ranch's role will be to provide animal assisted  
services to their clinical therapist through our program, Leading With Horses.  This platform allows mental health professionals to apply Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in their existing treatment program as an alternative to conventional talk therapy. 

Leading With Horses is a free service to qualifying low-income families and underserved populations made possible by the generosity of grants and donations from organizations such as Excelsior Wellness. 

We are grateful for Excelsior's pioneering spirit and efforts to bring equine-assisted therapy to the forefront of Spokane's mental health community.

If you are a licensed clinical or associate therapist interested in our services, please contact  Katie Merwick for more information!  Katie@SecondChanceRanch.org

We're in this together!  As crucial as mental health is, many donations and private grants have been diverted to other areas. 

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

SCR depends on the kindness and generosity of the public  in order to deliver crucial mental health solutions. Now more than ever, our program is needed.

UPDATE:  We have a critical need for vet funding today.  "No Giveaway" is a retired racehorse who needs a hoof surgery asap!  Any Amount helps!  

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US and Canadian currency accepted.