Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the Beef! During today’s episode, we speak with Ashley from Inspiration Ranch. Listeners will hear how she came to work at the ranch, and her own journey with horseback riding, that kept her from having to have open heart surgery until her late 30s. She talks about the physical and spiritual ability horses have to heal humans, and how science is catching up to what horse people have always known. The work done at Inspiration Ranch is twofold: therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted mental health. Tune in to hear how both works, as well as how being a part of something bigger than yourself can help you heal. Ashley shares some of the amazing rewards she has seen over time, as well as the challenges, and the ins and outs of Inspiration Ranch’s funding structure, before we share how you can support organizations close to your heart without having to spend a dime. We hope you join us to hear all this and more today!
Key Points From This Episode:
“It turns out that most likely the reason that I didn’t have to have open heart surgery until my late 30s when I probably should have it at eight or ten, is that I did a whole lot of horseback riding as a kid.” — Ashley [0:07:57]
“Science is finally catching up to what horse people have always known, and that is that these animals really have a physical and a spiritual ability to heal us and to fix us.” — Ashley [0:08:46]
“Our basic tagline is, offering hope, renewing lives, and inspiring change, and that’s what we stand for, and we do it alongside of horses because we believe they really have the power to break through to people.” — Ashley [0:18:38]
“Whether you have a physical need, or an emotional need, or a mental health need, we’re really just here to help.” — Ashley [0:19:00]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Inspiration Ranch on Instagram
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