Therapeutic Services

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Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL)

The human-animal bond is a powerful transformative tool! TRAK offers ground-based Equine Assisted Learning sessions to children and young adults in a group-based setting, focusing on all aspects of age-appropriate life skills. Sessions incorporate skill-building and training with hands-on work with our horses to:

Increase awareness of non-verbal cues/communication

Build trust and confidence

Increase emotional regulation and responsiveness

Improve boundaries and appropriate communication

Help members identify emotions

Improve impulsivity / focus / concentration

Increase problem solving skills

Build empathy

Encourage healthy social connection/activities

and to Improve tolerance of frustration and stress. 

Horses are prey animals. This means that if they feel uncertain or that they are in danger, their fight or flight response is almost always flight. They also have a strong awareness of emotional temperament and nonverbal cues. In other words, they can read humans and our behavior very well! Horses are also large animals, which means you can’t tell them what to do or force them to do a certain task just because you want them to. Working with horses requires clients to be aware of their behavior. Due to their consistent authenticity, horses are among the best teachers and guides for personal growth and development and frequently serve as a mirror of dynamics in the client’s life.

**Sessions are one hour long and start at $55 per session per person**

**Equine Assisted Learning is for children and families starting at 5 years old**

If you are interested in pursuing this type of program, call 520-298-9808 and ask for McKinley, or email her at

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Animal Assisted Life Skills (AALS)

Our Animal Assisted Life Skills Program is fitted for children under 18, led by our Equine Specialist McKinley. 

By moving from a traditional office setting to the outdoors, horses and small animals can become a powerful tool in the healing and growth process. Working with an equine partner allows a client to gain valuable insight into their own behavior patterns, choices, relationships, and emotions. It is through this experiential approach that clients are empowered to develop their own solutions on their terms.  

Within Animal Assisted Life Skills, children are able to:

Improve interpersonal relationships skills

Increase the ability to regulate emotions

Increase self confidence

Enhance communication and positive forms of self expression

and Improve focus and concentration

**Sessions are one hour long and start at $45 per session per person**

**Equine Assisted Learning is for Children and families starting at 5 years old**

If you are interested in joining this program, please feel free to reach out to to ask any questions you may have.

Corporate and Team Building with Horses!

TRAK offers equine-assisted learning and animal assisted life skills sessions that are uniquely fit for any group looking for an exceptional team building experience! We offer courses for corporations, small- businesses, church groups, and many more.

These ground-based sessions can quickly show us how people think and respond in everyday situations. In each session, participants are challenged to work through real-life problems and situations as a team.  All participants have the opportunity to develop confidence, leadership skills, team dynamics and provide insight into non-verbal communication.

How can a horse make all the difference? Working with a horse is like looking in a mirror. It will highlight individual strengths and weaknesses, help them determine what works and what does not, and develop and apply new skills that will translate to every-day situations.

If you are interested in bringing your group to participate in equine assisted learning or animal assisted life skills Team Building or Corporate session, please fill out the form below.

  • Richard Harris

    “Incredible what this group is doing with these kids. Thanks for all you do, just amazing. IF you are wondering if you should be a part of what TRAK is doing stop wondering, pick up the phone and give them a call. You won’t regret it. Top notch staff, leadership, and facilities.”

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  • Wilmadeen Minger

    “My son and I volunteer here and we love it! Even though you’re working it is a lot of fun too. They have petting zoo birthday parties that the kids absolutely love! They also have horseback riding lessons. The atmosphere is relaxed and it’s so much fun here!”

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  • Lee Buzzard

    “TRAK Ranch is where you will find a family of people doing the right things for the Tucson community. It is a great place to interact with so many animals, riding lessons, a fantastic site for birthday parties for all ages. If you have not stopped by for at least a visit, you are missing Tucson’s true gems.”

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  • Melanie McKissick

    “WOW, what a wonderful staff and crew these guys have. Very kind and caring people who want to better the community and the children who live in it. I HIGHLY recommend TRAK ranch in Tucson.”

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  • Michael J. Monroe

    “TRAK RANCH is nothing short of awesome. Scott Tilley works tirelessly to provide incredible programs for the therapeutic benefit for those in need and does so in a clean, attractive environment. Tucson is is so fortunate to have Scott and TRAK. Everyone should stop by and learn about and see all the wonderful programs offered at the ranch.”

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    3250 E. Allen Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718

    NOTICE: When you come to TRAK, you MUST only park along Edith Blvd.
    Parking is not permitted anywhere else.

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    Business Hours:

    Mon - Sun: 8 AM - 2 PM

    Member Hours:

    Mon - Sun: 8 AM - 12 PM  and  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Closed New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas

    TRAK is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit program focused on children with and without specific challenges.