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The horse farm specializes in equine therapy

By Andrew Harris

A new ranch established in the hills of Friendship this year with a unique mission: “Equine Spiritual Retreat for Trauma Recovery.”

Carolyn M. Higgins is an Equine and Mindfulness Life Coach, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with 24 years in the area of mental health and trauma recovery. Read more about the service she and her team offer:

Equine Therapy in Friendship, NY

Equine therapy is a wonderful way to develop a number of skills in guests both young and old who could benefit from interacting with horses. Wildfire Ranch NY INC is the ideal setting for equine therapy for residents in Friendship, New York and the surrounding areas.

At Wildfire Ranch NY INC, our helpful instructors, therapists, and beautiful horses make the perfect team for working with children and adults with special needs, physical disabilities, and a range of mental health conditions. Equine therapy helps patients develop and practice a number of skills, as well as cultivates their physical and mental abilities.

Are you, your child, or someone you love suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD or finding it difficult to cope with everyday living? Equine Therapy Can Help! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with horses? Schedule one of our, “Battle Buddy sessions,” or women’s retreats and bring a friend!

Our heart is to serve our US military Veterans, First Responders and at risk youth. Being with the horses Helps to bring many people peace.

The ranch also offers full boarding services, trail rides, and weekend retreats.

Horse Boarding

Do you have a beloved horse, but aren’t sure where to keep it? Whether your old boarding barn is closing, you’re downsizing and no longer have the space, need assistance in training or you’re considering buying a horse for the first time, Wildfire Ranch NY INC offers the perfect horse boarding solution.

In Friendship, New York and the surrounding areas, Wildfire Ranch NY INC is the name local horse owners trust for all of their horse boarding needs. At Wildfire Ranch NY INC, we are happy to offer everything you could need in a horse boarding facility. Gorgeous stalls, beautiful pastures and caring staff make the perfect combination for ensuring your horse enjoys the best quality of life.

Get away to your next equine retreat in Friendship, New York with Wildfire Ranch NY INC. Through our many activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading, you find yourself spending time with horses through the help of a professional. Our equine retreats are designed with equine assisted therapy so those who are struggling from traumas, disabilities, and other mental or emotional issues or situations can take solace for a few days in our care.

Read from those who have benefited from Wildfire Ranch already:

Krista O. 

  It is a really warm and friendly environment. The riding instructor Carolyn truly cares for her riders and there well being. I love going there and would recommend this stable to any one especially those with challenges. It is a good place.

Lou Lou P.

 If you have a phobia of horses Wildfire Ranch is for you. Carolyn with her gift and gentle sprit makes you feel so comfortable to be with her horses. All of her horses have gentle spirits as well! You will learn the basics to where you have a full understanding horse behaviors. I highly recommend this beautiful experience to anyone of all ages!

Erin U.

Two of my kids worked with Carolyn (separately) and Wildfire Ranch, and I was able to attend a women’s retreat. It was such a lovey quiet time for me, to learn about horses and how they interact with humans. My last time around a horse was, erm, not pleasant – these mares though are calm and used to people. My kids really like learning horse care and how to behave and be present around large animals. A great experience with a caring professional, all around. Thanks Carolyn!!

Lisa Ann B.

We had a great visit with Carolyn and Hope Higgins as they introduced us to the wonderful horses at Wildfire Ranch. We were led through grooming and getting to know Daisy and Liberty.  My 8 year old had the joy to lead Daisy in walking and trotting which showed her confidence. Then she was guided to be brave and try riding Daisy.  Young Hope was such an encourager for my daughter and Carolyn was a great coach and guide. Our visit was to get to see Wildfire and the horses first hand.  I see only blessed things happening here through equine therapy, especially for those having experienced trauma.  The Higgins Family have begun a wonderful ministry.

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