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Ranch Hand rescue fills a much needed special niche in dealing with the worst-of-the-worst animal abuse and neglect cases.  After they are rehabilitated, our special resident animals are given a job to do. They are introduced to people with psychological and emotional challenges. By using the Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy (EAAT), the animals help the people overcome their emotional challenges and traumas. What makes our therapy program different from other equine therapy programs is that while other organizations focus on the physical health that comes from riding horses, we address the mental health aspects as well.  


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Argyle, Texas
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  1. Abuse
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Hippotherapy
  4. Mental health and well-being
  5. rescue
  6. Therapeutic horsemanship
  7. therapeutic interactions