Roughout Ranch’s mission is to provide meaningful ranch experiences that inspire, motivate and enrich the physical, mental and social health of vulnerable and underserved populations that furthers their future development. Horses and ranch life teach children critical traits, including perseverance, empathy, responsible risk-taking, confidence, and self-control. Through the use of therapeutic equine-assisted activities and learning in addition to mentoring and life skills programs, we can achieve our goal to improve the quality of life, self-confidence, and overall health of vulnerable and underserved populations.
He has PTSD and is behind in social skills. It's done wonders for him on picking up on social ques because he learns about that with the horses. His confidence has also grown as he sees himself learning new things and earning the horses trust. I strongly recommend it to everyone with kids!!"
FOUNDER/PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & TREASURER
OK Corral Certified and
Owner of Skylandgraphics
PATH Int'l Therapeutic Riding Instructor Student and
Owner of Bear Mountain Guitars
Kimberly has owned horses all her life. She has competed in horsemanship categories such as Trail, 4H, Jr. Rodeo, Gymkhana and showing, including world class level horsemanship. She is a Ferrier, Trainer, Certified in Equine Chiropractic, Equine Massage and now is a student of equine behavior.
Original founder of Daystar Ranch in the early 1990s, she identifies as a Follower of the Light who’s “learned a few things about love, life and relationships.” Mother of six, grandmother of 12, Certified Flight Instructor and a Registered Nurse who’s cared for newborns, mental health patients and for those in hospice.
A born equestrian, Elizabeth began working with horses at the age of 7 and never looked back. From that experience, she followed her passion for horses around the globe, experiencing diverse environments from Classical disciplines in Europe to Backcountry trail riding in Northern California. Her approach to relationships with horses embraces holistic, intuitive dynamics within a safe and trusting connection.
She also has diverse experiences working with special needs individuals.
Liz is impressed by the profound benefits she's experienced of interacting with horses in a secure, positive place like Roughout Ranch and is thrilled to be an integral new member of the team.
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