The Pony Express is dedicated to providing a safe and healing haven for kids utilizing rescued horses as guides and teachers of transformational change.
what we do
The Pony Express Ranch provides a safe, non-judgmental, outdoor environment for kids to participate in authentic learning opportunities designed to build confidence and develop self-worth and self-esteem. Having a sense of power and control over our actions and future is known as self-efficacy. Through the bonding, care, and completion of specific horse related exercises kids build connection and relationships with horses that are grounded in trust, respect, communication, and teamwork.
The relationship between horse and human provides the opportunity for transformational change. As a result, our kids learn to make good choices, set healthy boundaries, and improve communication necessary for mental health and raising self-efficacy.
The Pony Express targets Sonoma County youth between 12-18 years of age. We provide our services to over 1000 kids annually.