Rancho Escondido’s Behavioral Therapy Program originally started as a group of add-on services that we offered to our riding students for whom riding alone was not enough. Given some of the challenges that some of our clients faced, it became obvious that some sort of NON-equine therapy would be appropriate to meet their needs.

Today, we are still evolving, but we have discontinued our classroom therapy and are focusing on equine-related interventions.

Ms. Kimber is NOT a therapist, but she has a Graduate Certificate in Autism and has been working with children with diagnosed behavioral disorders for over 15 years, including 9 years at the PEAK Behavioral Hospital.

Madeline Laiz, MSW: Madeline is Clinical Social Worker and has a Graduate Certificate in Social Work for Military Families.

Our staff has extensive experience working with both people and horses and our new facilities allow us to offer a varied, wholistic approach to helping people overcome their challenges.

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