About Us

Who We Are


Home Base Ranch is a leader in Southern California providing a unique blend of equine assisted learning with integrative mentoring. Interaction with horses on a deeply experiential level promotes the learning of new life skills. HBR’s model focuses on building character while supporting positive mental and emotional change, and the development of behavioral and social skills.


What We Believe


Our philosophy stems from a belief that human beings resist change unless they are challenged to move beyond their “comfort zone”. Home Base Ranch provides a safe environment where young people are able to affect long-lasting change by learning and practicing new behaviors. Bonding with a horse is a means through which behavior is reflected back. The horse is a catalyst, a mirror, to help us see who we truly are, and taps into inner resources of power and strength. Through this connection with self, our young people are then able to connect with others and create change in the world around him.


What Our Young People Learn

Group of Young Men Wrestling Playfully --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

  • Affection
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication Skills
  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Mutual Trust
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Control
  • Unconditional Acceptance

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If you'd like to talk about our services and what we can do for you, please get in touch..

What people are saying:

  • My son has dramatically improved his performance at school and has become an engaged and thoughtful member of our family....
    Mother of Current Participant
  • Seeing happy, connected and energetic young men emerge from lonely and struggling teens has brought me a wealth of joy. There is something magical about this ranch and this team who have dedicated themselves to such a noble vision.
    Gregg Neveu HBR Board of Directors
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