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Peaceful Pastures Ranch and VAN came together in July to offer an exclusive experience to 20 veterans free of charge.

The day began with an introduction to the wonderful ranch and founder\therapist Jessica Oliver who explained what could be expected once the Equine Therapy session started.

Our time in the pen with Jessica and the horses was magical. The horses were a calming and grounding force helping those who needed it to feel in the moment and in tune with nature.
Once we finished up with the horses, we all walked over to tree canopy covered area with tiki torches and mats to enjoy an hour long session with American Yogi, Philip (Live American Yogi).
Mother Nature was omni present with perfectly timed breezes through the massive oak trees. The horses roamed freely beside veterans as they experienced serene mediation and calming breathing techniques.

Everyone had worked up an appetite from all the activities and enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers by the firepit.

We certainly look forward to our next experience at Peaceful Pastures Ranch! Be sure to watch the VAN Calendar for our next trip to Peaceful Pastures Ranch in Webster!

-Toni Hedstrom

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