Wolfe Ranch to hold equine therapy demonstration Saturday

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Quakerdale Family Services/Wolfe Ranch, 2932 240th St., will host a three-day equine therapy seminar this week, with the public invited to observe a demonstration on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

The O.K. Corral is coming to Quakerdale Family Services/Wolfe Ranch, 2932 240th St., this week to demonstrate the merits of equine-assisted psychotherapy. The public is invited to learn more about this concept there at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Those interested in becoming certified in equine therapy can attend a seminar there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, led by Greg Kersten, president of the O.K. Corral Series and founder of the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

“The biggest thing we see with the horses is how much they can help us learn about ourselves,” Quakerdale Family Services/Wolfe Ranch Executive Director Beth Andrew said. “Horses are completely honest and transparent and they encourage that in us as well.”

Seminar attendees will learn how horses can help people with anxiety, stress and other mental health issues.

“They will be learning the ins and outs of how to actually implement the program in their own practice,” Andrew said.

People from all over the United States are expected to attend the three-day seminar. Those interested in participating in the seminar need to sign up here: okcorralseries.com.

The event on Saturday will allow the general public to see what seminar participants have learned about using techniques in this field.

“See us put it into practice,” Andrew said.

The O.K. Corral typically travels to over 20 locations worldwide each year to get people certified in equine-assisted therapy. For more information, contact the corral at 866-391-OKOK.

Wolfe Ranch partners with Quakerdale Family Services to provide Faith-based Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).

Wolfe Ranch may be reached at 641-752-3912. Learn more at wolferanchquakerdale.org.

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Contact Sara Jordan-Heintz at

641-753-6611 or

sjordan@timesrepublican.com