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Rescued Heart's Ranch is Nevada's First Care Farm at Starr Horse Retreats

Rescued Hearts Ranch (RHR), Shot a video to announce the partnership with Starr Horse Retreats in Minden, Nevada. RHR is committed to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and adults through Animal and Farm-Based activities, also known as care farming. They have chosen Starr Horse Retreats as their venue to offer services with our herd of Shaman horses, goats, chickens, and garden space.

What is care farming? Care farming promotes mental and physical health by combining the care of animals ​and the natural world with the care of people. The care farm approach is simple, safe and focuses on three restorative areas of support:

  • Care farming, which includes offerings such as gardening and horticulture, animal interaction, rescue animal caregiving, green recreation;

  • Contemplative practices which include mindfulness & journaling;

  • Physical well-being which includes yoga, physical activity, and education on healthy eating and healthy sleeping.

​What are the outcomes and benefits to participating in care farming?

  • Development of social skills

  • Increased self-esteem

  • Healthy coping skills

  • Connect with others

  • Gain a sense of purpose

  • Learn vocational skills

Is care farming based in science? Yes! Care farming, as a whole and in its individual components, has been shown to help many vulnerable population groups. Many countries in Europe utilize care farming as a humanistic approach to human suffering in vulnerable groups with profoundly positive outcomes that reduce harm and help people improve emotional balance. Are the animals rescued? All of the animal helpers in Rescued Hearts Ranch have been rescued from varying levels of neglect and abuse. They are all now very well loved and fed at Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas in Minden, NV. The animals are able to choose interaction with a participant and they engage willingly. It's an important moment to connect with an animal who mirrors back compassion, empathy, and non-judgement.

Where are we located? We provide our services on the beautiful 30 acre ranch of Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas in Minden, NV.


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