Healing through connection.
 

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Our Mission

humans + animals = healing

We provide physical, emotional and spiritual growth and healing through principled, clinical practices and facilitated experiential human and animal interactions.


 

Our Community

“We are all Related” - - Native American life principle

BIG Heart Ranch believes in the interdependence of community. Common unity means we are caring and compassionate to Mother Earth and all her beings. We are an inclusive, non-judgmental “family”.

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Our Impact

Since Jan. 2006 Big Heart Ranch has been healing disadvantaged children and families by providing therapeutic interaction with rescued animals. We are self funded and have donated over $250,000 in therapeutic services to children, families, veterans and those healing from trauma.

 

100+

ANIMAL liveS SAVED

We have rescued and rehabilitated dozens of chickens, bunnies, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, and even a couple of alpacas. Our animals live free on a beautiful plot of ocean-front land in Malibu. They are loved and cared for by hundreds of volunteers and visitors.

 

12+

Years Serving communities

Established in 2006, Big Heart Ranch has worked with dozens of community partners in Southern California to enrich human lives through connection with and service to rescued animals.

 
 

5+

Thousand human lives Impacted

Whether you come for a half-day session, a day-long retreat, or a few hours of community service, your time at Big Heart Ranch will have far reaching and long lasting impact.

 
 

Our Programs

Designed for Exploration

Horse Inspired Growth and Healing (HIGH) Horse Inspired Psychotherapy (HIP) HIGH and HIP increases positive self-worth and life skills by helping participants in all aspects of relationship building. Through the responses from the horses, participants see the immediate positive results of behavior change and intention. When positive change happens, faith in self and others begins to heal and grow.

HIGH and HIP provides culturally appropriate horse activities that increase physical strength, endurance, and emotional resiliency; honors principles, spirituality, and cooperation between horse and humans; models life mentoring for successful goal attainment; and creates a safe environment to explore trauma issues and opportunities for healing.

 
  • private Sessions

  • Full-day retreats

  • half-day retreats

  • high/hip training & Certification

 
 

Animals touch our souls, heal our psyches and restore our bodies.

Animal Grace by Mary Lou Randour 

 

Our Partners

 

Conscious Community Connection

BIG Heart Ranch believes in the interdependence of community. Common unity means we are caring and compassionate to Mother Earth and all her beings. We are an inclusive, non-judgmental “family”.

We are all Related
— Native American life principle
 

Get Involved

Whether you want to experience a session, spend some time volunteering, or donate to the ranch, we can’t wait to get you involved with Big Heart Ranch!

 

Sign Up For a Program

Experience a Horse Inspired Growth and Healing (HIGH) or Horse Inspired Psychotherapy (HIP) session.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer at the ranch! Be of service to your community, connect with nature, connect with the animals.

Make a Donation

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit. Every donated dollar helps us save more animals and change more human lives.