Welcome to Medicine Horse Ranch

"Fully alive means restoring the body, mind, and spirit to balance and wholeness: the balance of life energy in the body; the balance of ethical, reasonable, and just behavior; balanced relations within family and community; and harmonious relationships with nature."

— Ken “ Bear Hawk” Cohen

Medicine Horse Ranch is located on a historic fifth generation 1000- acre working cattle and sheep ranch in beautiful coastal Tomales CA. Being on land and in nature offers quiet reflection that nourishes and rejuvenates the heart and spirit. Participants who are drawn to our programs are often seeking peace, balance and clarity through a transition or life changing event.

Horses have been evolving for an estimated 50 million years—a far longer time than humans have inhabited the earth. It is indisputable that since horses were first domesticated, perhaps 6000 years ago, they have become inextricably linked with humans, and contributed more than any other animal in shaping our history. Our historical connection to this sentient animal reminds us of our own endurance, dignity and nobility.

As our industrial need for the horse has greatly diminished, these amazing animals seem to be transforming themselves once again. Programs incorporating horses as teachers, coaches, mentors and guides have risen dramatically in the last decade, coming into sharp focus as credible educational and therapeutic modalities.

Activities with horses provide metaphors and mirrors for real life experiences in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Partnering with a horse is fertile ground for developing new practices that re-build trust, deepen authenticity, leverage strength based skills and encourage self care.

Medicine Horse Ranch offers a wide variety of Equine Guided Experiential Learning Programs that encourage participants of all ages and from all walks of life to regain, rediscover and refine personal and/or professional pursuits, dreams and ambitions for the sake of creating actions and beliefs that are in alignment with health, happiness and right livelihood.

  • Rediscover what has heart and meaning in your life.
  • Reconnect to the natural world, land based wisdom, intuitive knowing and expanded possibilities.
  • Recommit to leading your life, your family, your community, and the world we all share with excellence.
  • Slow Down and experience BE-ing on Horse Time.

There is no horseback riding involved, and no prior horse experience required. All Equine Guided Learning™ activities are facilitated on the ground.


POB 224

Ranch phone: 707-878-2440
Email: office@medicinehorseranch.org


Upcoming Events:

Below are a list of the dates and times for workshops scheduled in 2014.
For full descriptions,
please download the PDF

2014 Public Programs

Medicine Horse Ranch Certificate Programs
Choose one or attend all three: Pdf Flyer

Co-facilitated with Barbara K. Rector, MA, CEIP-ED www.adventuresinawareness.net

• May 1-4: Essential Elements of Equine
Guided Learning

• June 27-29: The Equine Perspective

• October 3-5: The Realms of Leadership

Horse Sense for Healers™
An Introduction to Equine Guided Recovery
Saturdays, 11AM – 2:30 PM
Choose from these dates: Pdf Flyer

• June 7th

• August 23rd

Family Dynamics in Recovery
11am- 2:30 pm Pdf Flyer

• June 21

Horse Sense for Women™
Three day workshops
choose from these weekends: Pdf Flyer

• July 18th, 19th and 20th

• September 19th, 20th and 21st

• October 17th, 18th and 19th

For more details and/or registration contact us: office@medicinehorseranch.org



In The News
Medicine Horse Ranch
featured in these current articles:

Listen to our on Interview on KSRO
( posted November 19, 2012)

Horses Helping At-Risk-Teen,
Veterans and More in Tomales

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Alyssa Aubrey with Medicine Horse Ranch in Tomales explains the therapeutic process of trouble teen, vets, and people in recovery working with horses. Here's a weird twist, they don't ride them!

Marin Horse Council
2011 Fall Equinox Newsletter
"Thinking about Retirement"
by Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE
pages 9-10 Read Article

Care2, Healthy and Green Living article January 7, 2011 Healing with Horses, features Equine Guided Learning at
Medicine Horse Ranch

Read Article

March Magazine Jan/Feb 2011 issue - Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE featured in 'Back to Basics' (seen on pages 74-75)
Read Article

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This was the absolute most amazing, mind blowing, heart opening experience of my life! I've been a student inside many self development classes & over many years, and never experienced a teacher with more dedication, facilitation skill, guts, horse sense, or compassion than Alyssa Aubrey. Her love for her horses and her horses trust for the human being is palpable. Many of the insights that came to me over the weekend were new and riveting. Other reflections I have had before, but this Equine Guided delivery system puts in out in a way that is so compelling, I must now stop procrastinating and DO something about it. I will be a Medicine Horse Ranch fan forever, and no doubt return many times to the classroom of equine wizardry as facilitated by Alyssa. Thank you, I am forever changed and grateful.

Jane Murphy Ph,D.

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