“Renewing Hearts and Minds to Thrive in the Arena of Life.”
Rancho Milagro Foundation COVID-19 Response
It is our sincere hope that this message finds you and your loved ones doing well and staying safe. Rancho Milagro is committed to helping people navigate daily life during this difficult time. The challenges we all face now are unprecedented. But, through the grace of God, we can find faith, hope and peace.
Rancho Milagro offers a unique environment to find healing and renewal from these difficult times and the additional stresses involved. The horses and surroundings of wide-open spaces blend together resulting in feelings of peace…. you can breathe deeply again enjoying the nature that all God has provided. That is the gift and blessing of Rancho Milagro.
We are taking all precautions to keep our environment safe with disinfecting our equipment, hand washing stations and hand sanitizer available. Along with that, we have taken this time to reflect and renew ourselves and the horses so we will be ready to provide a healthy atmosphere for you and your family. We know that Mental Health, Suicide prevention and Physical health is always on the uprise but with this recent pandemic, we are more aware of the potential spike.
Please let us know if there is anything we can provide to you, friends, and family in the way of comfort, peace, and prayer. We will grow stronger through this.
Rancho Milagro Foundation Annual Charity Event
An Evening of Rustic Elegance Under the Stars
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
(Translation: Ranch of Miracles)
Rancho Milagro is expanding God’s Kingdom on earth by activating His healing and empowering all people we encounter through the gift of equine therapy and coaching. We are committed to impacting our community, state, nation, and the world by “renewing hearts and minds to thrive in the arena of life.”
Rancho Milagro offers an organic equine program.
We provide many opportunities for individuals to achieve freedom from the daily triggers brought on by life stressors. Many of our clients have not benefited from traditional therapies–yet they often report almost immediate benefits when working with horses. We believe in focusing on the WHOLE body.
Specifically, we offer Equine Therapy and Coaching in various forms: lessons in horsemanship, nonverbal communication, caring for these sensitive and loving creatures, along with many other equine-based activities that bring a sense of wholeness to the senses and soul. We also offer a place of rest, gardening, and nutrition counseling.
We believe these activities help guide our clients not only to a better understanding of their personal challenges, but to a better understanding of themselves. We welcome clients to sit in the barn, journal, or get their hands dirty. We provide a place of refuge, rest, and rejuvenation. The goal is to bring peace of mind and healing for the soul.
Inspired by the dreams and vision of
Founder and President, Vanessa Kohnen
Meet the Founders of Rancho Milagro
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toward a new beginning
“Where Miracles Happen!”
Every person has a story …
But not every story has found it’s happily ever after. At Rancho Milagro, we understand feelings of pain, sorrow, anger, remorse, stress, and devastation. Unfortunately, today’s world is a harsh reality. We strive to soften this reality by supporting each unique individual with open arms and a loving embrace. Everyone deserves a refuge from the feelings that are too overwhelming to bear alone.
This was the beginning of an awesome day at Rancho Milagro. So much happened! What was really amazing is how the horses and the dogs all worked together to accomplish the eternal effect. The Lord was using the animals to reveal His heart and His design for wholeness and renewal! What a wonderful concept.
I just wanted to thank your guys for what you did for my children yesterday. We already see the fruit of Milagro youth. Their hearts are lighter and there is more laughter and joy in our home. I feel less overwhelmed trying to raise a small army because I know I’m not doing it alone. The weight is definitely lighter after a weekend with you.
Growing up I was born into a very abusive family. At age of 6, I was being sexually abused by my father and by the age of 11 I was sex trafficked out of our home. When I first got to Rancho Milagro I was very scared had no confidence. Rancho Milagro has become my safe place where I can come be who I am and I know there will be open arms.