Experience Equine Therapy Activities

Nestled in the serene landscapes of Holden, Utah, Mountain Valley Recovery Ranch offers a unique and tranquil setting for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Our ranch provides a peaceful retreat where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and focus on your journey to recovery.

At Mountain Valley Recovery Ranch, we believe in treating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our comprehensive approach to addiction recovery includes individual counseling, group therapy, and a range of holistic wellness activities.

One of the innovative therapy methods we offer is equine therapy, which offers a unique and effective approach to addiction recovery. This innovative form of therapy goes beyond traditional treatment methods by engaging recovering addicts in activities with horses, which requires communication, trust, and vulnerability.

Equine therapy helps individuals develop key skills such as empathy, responsibility, and self-confidence, all of which are crucial in the journey toward sobriety. Moreover, the non-judgmental nature of horses provides a safe space for individuals to work through their emotions and challenges, fostering a deeper understanding of themselves and their behaviors related to addiction.

Our equine therapy activities include:

Colt Training: Our program offers a unique opportunity for residents to deeply engage with the process of equine care and training, providing an unparalleled hands-on experience. Responsibility extends beyond the basics of feeding and mucking; it encompasses the full spectrum of equine management, including health checks, grooming, and understanding each colt’s unique personality and needs. This immersive approach not only fosters a profound bond between the individual and colt but also instills a sense of accountability and pride in their progress together.

In addition to equine therapy, we also offer a range of recreational therapy activities designed to promote healing and personal growth. From art therapy to outdoor adventures, our ranch provides a variety of opportunities for individuals to reconnect with themselves and rediscover the joys of sober living.


Now with our partnership with Vermont Medicaid, our program will be even more accessible to Utah residents in need of addiction treatment. This partnership will allow us to reach even more individuals struggling with addiction and provide them with the support they need to achieve lasting sobriety.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, don’t wait any longer to get help. Take the first step towards recovery today with Mountain Valley Recovery Ranch