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Hidden Hills Ranch


Hidden Hills Ranch is a place of nature, nurture, education, and healing for our diverse community. People of all ages and abilities gain important life skills and receive emotional healing through the care of rescued farm animals, enrichment courses, and animal-assisted therapy programs.

The Big Idea

At the 65-acre Hidden Hills Ranch, rescue animals thrive in a peaceful safe haven, and offer the therapeutic healing powers animals possess to isolated seniors and kids, veterans, and others in need of emotional support. This organization’s Big Idea, their Barnyard Love program, connects people of all ages with rescued farm animals in a mutually-beneficial environment. The 2020 expansion of this program welcomed a new equine assisted growth program, with more planned with the community’s support.

During COVID my 10 year old daughter experienced extreme emotional distress. So much so that she attempted suicide 3 different ways. Thank GOD she wasn't successful! I was at my wits end about what to do and a friend said I should take her out to Hidden Hills Ranch. When I was told there was a waiting list, I explained the situation and somehow was able to get my daughter involved in a program. I am thrilled to say that she is now 11 years old and doing remarkably well! She takes classes at Hidden Hills Ranch and we attribute the turn-around in her emotional well being to her involvement with other children in this beautiful environment. We often talk about what would have happened without Hidden HIlls Ranch. We know that Hidden Hills Ranch saved her life!

- Erica E

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