Our Equine therapy program is more than a pony ride or a petting zoo.
We are the only behavioral therapy program that teaches struggling teenage boys
to build relationships of trust with untrained horses.
This facilitates true self-discovery and character building experiences.
We are a licensed residential treatment facility and therapeutic boarding school for teenage boys aged 13-17. We specialize in the treatment of a range of mental and behavioral health challenges. Some Include:
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety & Depression
Lack of Motivation & Low Self-Esteem
Our Therapeutic Approach
Your son will have a highly specialized team of behavioral health professionals oversee his healing journey with us.
Personalized Accademic Plan
This is the most self-regulated group of boys I have ever seen, not just in a therapeutic environment, but in any other place that boys congregate.… I have never seen better peer-based self-regulation."
- Tom Cook
Special Education Consultant
The program doesn't change your son, it gives you back your son. It lets him be the great person he was (is!) in spite of recent troubles... this is a place that works with the whole family to improve relationships."
- Mike Hoover
Parent of Alumnus
Being at Arivaca Ranch has been a GREAT experience. I have learned how to handle my emotions. My parents and I have built a great relationship and I know it would not have been possible unless I would have come here."