Triple Creek Ranch is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity organization (Tax ID below).
We serve Shasta and Tehama Counties, and surrounding areas in beautiful Northern California. All, visitors are welcome by appointment, as we operate out of private facilities. Give us a call and we will be glad to show you around.
We offer a variety of activities. With Christian values we offer Equitherapy for individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities, along with opportunities for our community youth, to learn about ranch living, horses, and encourage growth in their relationship with the Lord. The common tool for all the classes we offer is the amazing HORSE.
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For more information, call 530-524-8426
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Triple Creek Ranch
By Carolin Corum
My husband drove us to the spot
On a day that was rather hot
So many thoughts went through my mind
I was unsure of what we would find
I got out of the car and put my feet
on the ground
Let me tell you what I found
My family as a unit was what was seen
By a woman named Eileen
At first just causally we did talk
As down the hill we did walk
I saw a swing hanging from a tree
And several horses looking free
But the horses did not run away
And James found a horse that was grey
Into the arena the horses were lead
I will never forget what was said
“The horse will take care of him.”
Eileen did say
And I had to wipe a tear away
My emotions were hard to hide
As I watched both of my children on
Life is not easy when autism is your
Still I watched as James on horseback
went out the gate
Sometimes we are called to be a part
Of something wonderful that touches
At Triple Creek Ranch more than
horses you will see
But a place where both horses and children
can feel free
In The News
Used by permission
April 29 story by Action News Redding channel 24
The following articles were written by a couple of news media about us and our Director.
Used by permission
Triple Creek Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program returns to the east valley
November 21, 2013
By Sharyn Cornelius - East Valley News
Triple Creek Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program has returned to the east valley area. Founded by Millville residents Carla and Dwayne Bell in 2004, Triple Creek Ranch, Inc. began offering therapeutic riding sessions . . .
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Used by permission.Be the Change – Eileen Reese, Shasta & Tehama CountiesAPRIL 29, 2012 BY KIMBERLY SHAW, NORTH STATE PARENT MAGAZINE
As a young child, a painting of a red barn, a white horse and a mysterious figure mesmerized Eileen Reese. She would place herself inside the scene, imagining the horse was her own. As a teenager, Reese found solace sitting in a field with a herd of horses after her friends had moved away due to military base closings in Novato. “The horses made me feel better,” she says.
It was later in life that Reese learned how horses were touching others’ lives. A disabled woman at a church retreat explained how riding a horse allowed her to feel what it was like to walk. Inspired, Reese hoped to one day help others experience the “healing power” of horses. “Just being around horses, amazing things happen,” she says.
The passing of her sister in 2001 propelled Reese, the married mother of four, to take an honest look at her life, and to start “painting” the elements of the old picture she had held in heart, stroke by stroke, as her life evolved.
It began with the purchase of some land in Red Bluff, and a white mare named Cali. Reese then connected with Triple Creek Ranch, Inc. (TCR), a therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities located in Shasta County. While volunteering at the ranch, Reese learned the board of directors was looking for a new program director. She was encouraged to take over the program and move it to Tehama County. The decision was a big one as she was caring for two young grandchildren while her son, a wounded soldier who had served in the Iraq War, transitioned to medical retirement.
A stack of TCR paperwork needed to be processed, not an easy task for Reese, who was also dealing with vision problems. But Reese took on the challenge in 2009 with the help of her husband, family, board members and volunteers. “I am amazed at her tenacity and powerful motivation to see the ranch dream continue to grow,” says volunteer Rachel Jones.
Reese found inspiration in her involvement with programs such as the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association and the O.K Corral Series. Both programs are designed to train participants to utilize horses in the development of clients’ emotional growth and learning. Reese has since expanded TCR to reach children with autism, a program dear to her heart since she cares for her 13-year-old autistic grandson.
Gina Grecian, Program Manager for Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California (RFENC), says it is the specialized “sensory” experiences that Reese provides with horses that allow children participating in RFENC’s “Successful Living with Autism through Training and Education” (SLATE) program to explore new opportunities and to practice social skills. “It is Eileen’s own life experiences that provide her with the knowledge to really reach out to our families and provide them with an experience that is truly exceptional,” says Grecian.
Also a foster parent to four other children and a “mother hen” to many others over the years, Reese has witnessed what happens when you let the horses do the healing. And so she also developed TCR’s Foster Youth Program.
“Everything is hands-on,” explains Reese. The children get to make many choices. Counselors and social workers partner in the endeavor, and there are a total of 10 horses waiting to make friends. “My job is to redirect if something isn’t safe. The horses are the teachers,” Reese says.
One young girl, who’s had a difficult life, wouldn’t talk, explains Reese. The child picked Cali to work with, but was frightened. She hung on to Reese as together they approached the horse to groom her. As the girl groomed Cali, Reese recalls the horse sat down. “Cali had never done that before,” says Reese, “Horses can feel what others are feeling.” After several sessions, the girl started to talk again.
Reese’s dreams for the future include programs for kids at risk, for people fighting cancer and families of cancer patients, and for wounded military personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Each day brings a new challenge, but Reese continues to move forward. “When I feel like the world is crumbling, I go work with the horses,” she says. The painting that sparked a little girl’s imagination remains in view, reminding Reese that “What you dream about does come true. God knows the desire of your heart.”
On May 5th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., join Triple Creek Ranch in the Grand Opening celebration of their new Shasta County location in Palo Cedro. Reese can be contacted at (530) 524-8426.
Why Horses for Therapy?
up for the road to recovery is what riders with disabilities are doing
at therapeutic centers around the world. The benefits of horseback
riding are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions
served. Research shows that many students who participate in therapeutic
riding have experienced physical, emotional and mental rewards. Because
horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a
manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often
show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique
relationship developed with a horse can lead to increased confidence,
patience, self-esteem and more. The sense of independence found working a
horse, whether on its back or not, has many benefits.
|For all ages!||We offer horse
therapy for people of all ages with physical, emotional and learning
disabilities and, youth activities that includes |
horsemanship and horse
As our volunteer base grows we will be adding many more programs such as, families in crisis, people fighting cancer and cancer survivors, care givers, make a wish, siblings of autistic children, parents of children with special needs, parents of teenagers, Wounded Warriors, or anyone who just needs a break or just needs to hang out with the horses. We want the horses to be available to everyone.
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Triple Creek Ranch, Inc. is a California non-profit organization that assists people toward achieving balance of
Mind, Body, and Spirit through Horses and other activities, with Christian values.
(All donations are Tax deductible: Tax ID # 501(c)(3) 34-1998921)