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.
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.