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Helping Hoofs at Ghost Rock Ranch - Bend, Oregon

Contact: Cherie L. Appleby, ES


Halina Kowalski, MA, LPC, NCC

503-830-6393 or 

Helping Hoofs at Ghost Rock Ranch is a private 40 acre horse farm dedicated to serving the mental health and wellness needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Military Couples and Families in Central Oregon. 

At Ghost Rock Ranch, we specialize in EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, Depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement and other common post-deployment and reintegration issues such as couple/family issues and re-adjustment. 

Our team, comprised of a qualified mental health professional, a professional equine specialist and 13 therapy horses are specially trained and certified in the practice of equine assisted therapy through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association ( to ensure the highest level of professionalism and quality of service.

We offer services in connection with the Vet Center, Bend VA CBOC and have plans in progress to expand work with other Veteran/military organizations in Central Oregon. We are able to tailor services to match program needs. We are located in Bende, OR, just 5 miles outside of Bend, OR on the border of over 40,000 acres of BLM land.

EAGALA Certified

EAGALA Military Services


Bend, OR
United States
44° 3' 29.4228" N, 121° 18' 55.116" W