Rancho Milagro (translation: Ranch of Miracles)
Rancho Milagro is expanding God’s Kingdom on earth by activating His healing and empowering of 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’s core values include:
Mentorship Delivering tools to advance personal growth and direction.
Integrity Accountable to people and partners we serve.
Leadership Inspiring people to find the courage to take the “reins of life.”
Activation Experience renewed momentum by awakening all senses.
Guidance Highlighting the “steppingstones” to a solid foundation.
Refuge A peaceful place to reflect and be refreshed.
Organic Tailor-made to meet individual and group needs.
Horses deliver a distinct sensitivity that participants relate to in order to bring trust and healing. A horse’s keen sense mirrors the environment to provide valuable coping tools. Participants leave feeling revived and refreshed because of this unique approach to therapy.
Vanessa Kohnen, Founder & Executive Director, is dedicated in seeing success and freedom to all that come to Rancho Milagro – the Ranch of Miracles. At her side is her husband Robert Kohnen Jr., Co-Founder.
Rancho Milagro is a 501.C.3 accredited, non-profit, faith-based ministry which uses the gift of equine therapy and coaching to reach people in need. We are located in northeast Scottsdale, Arizona, in beautiful Rio Verde.
Inspired by the dreams and vision that Founder and Executive Director, Vanessa Kohnen, has had for over twenty years. She herself is a survivor of abuse.
“As a child of abuse, I found my only refuge was with my animals and I’ve had a healing vision ever since to bring this gift to others. By using my trauma recovery as a guide, God has given me a passion to help others who have suffered from severe abuse. Horses saved my life and now I am thankful and ready to help others start their journey to their own personal recovery.” – Vanessa