EFL is an educational approach that utilizes equine facilatated activities to promote learning and self discovery.
This is an educational approach to replace even the most severe, challenging, negative behaviors with positive, acceptable choices.
Our new sensory gym offers an adaptive climbing wall, tactile panels, climbing net, swings, learning walls, climbing stairs, balance beam, vaulting barrels. All sorts of sensory equipment to enhance your physical and cognitive abilities. Individualized programs - work on skills you need to develop!
An 'on the ranch' and 'out in the community' activity based program providing many different options for your day. Think outside the box! Enjoy the excitement of being involved in a Horse Ranch community. Learn, ride, feed, groom, and hang out on a working horse ranch!
Are you fascinated with machines, cars, trucks, engines? If yes then this program is for you! Learn the way things work in a hands-on, mechanic shop geared towards individuals with special needs. Discover your inner mechanical engineer!
This program is slower paced than typical Pony Club to allow students with special needs the extra time that is often required for them to learn and develop new skills. The extensive USPC curriculum, developed over the past 55 years, is utilized and customized to your child's learning style. This customization optimizes equine and teamwork skills development.
Riders needing total support. Specially trained horses with adaptive equipment enabling riders to build strength, endurance and balance while improving pulmonary, skin, and internal organ function.
All the wonderful activities camp has to offer with a horse theme. Each camper is assigned their own horse to ride, feed, groom, tack-up, learn the mysteries of equines. Assistance provided as needed. Day Camp page
We offer summer overnight camps for kids and teens that are high functioning but have a special need(s) that typical camps cannot accomodate. Camps run Saturday to Friday starting late June. Residential Camp page
Contact us by phone, email or use our contact form to make an appointment for a tour and complimentary evaluation.
Contact your Regional Center Caseworker and request hours be authorized to attend our program.
We are a vendor for San Andreas Regional Center (SARC). Regional Center clients (ages 2 throughout adulthood) may use their out-of-home respite hours with us! SARC Vendor #HSO453.
No worries! Your Regional Center can request SARC (San Andreas Regional Center) to become a User Regional Center and your respite hours can be used with us! Private pay also available.
Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center serves many participants with special needs every day. We specialize in bringing out the full potential of individuals and have an abundant list of past and present success stories demonstrating the effectiveness of our programs to inspire participants and change lives. Below is a partial list of the types of clients we serve on a day to day basis.
Located in south Santa Cruz county within a private, gated, and oceanfront campus. Our Ranch offers miles of trails, private beach, huge covered arena and barn, covered stalls, huge outdoor arena, offices, meeting rooms, tack rooms, bunkhouse, activity rooms, decks, and much more. All in a park-like setting! Licensed and insured. U.S.P.C. Certified Riding Center.
Founded in 1997, our nonprofit 501(c)3 charity's staff and volunteers include specialists and equine professionals. Specialties include Registered Nurse, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Speech Therapist, OT, and PT. Equine professionals include British Horse Society Accreditation, U.S. Pony Club Instructor (D-1 through C-2), Non-Violent Crises Intervention trained.