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What Are People Saying About Our Work?

We have built MANY incredible relationships with our clients, patients, and friends over the years.

Here are just a few samples of experiences we have created through our work at S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch…

(Due to the sensitive nature of our work, we keep our clients’ names private.)

…“An unseen hand led us to Cher at S.A.D.L.E.S. where the moment we entered the “ranch” peace like a river washed over my soul. Each time, Michelle found her emotional needs being helped, while learning, growing stronger. She became very fond of Rey, an experience like (sausage and gravy over a biscuit) after a dreary day. T’was soothing to a restless and hurting person lost for the moment.”…

Dorothy

Sadles is a magical place where dreams come true. Almost 7 years ago we arrived full of frustration, anger and helplessness. For Shannon, it was home away from home. For me, it was a lot of time sitting and waiting and impatience. Today, this is still Shannon’s home away from home – she would sleep in the stables if we let her! For me, I have learned to love coming here, appreciating the peacefulness, enjoying hearing and feeling the galloping of horses, relaxing and reflecting. But most of all, I love the Shannon who has grown and matured and has learned so much here. It has been nothing short of a miraculous transformation. Cher, you are an amazing woman and my family will be forever changed because of the blessing of you and what you have created! We love you!``

Michele

Visiting SADLES with my daughter always seems very relaxing. The farm setting, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is very calming. Cher is very confident in her counseling of children. Keep up the good work.

Randy

Thanks for all the help and support. It meant a lot to me and helped me with my recovery.

Kevin, USMC Retired

Cher, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with the oncology staff during nurses week. You brought encouragement and inspiration to us all. We are looking forward to the monthly support groups and team building activities under your leadership. You inspired us to “care for ourselves so that we can care for others”.

Melissa, 4-South Staff Member

“First I must confess I am not one to easily be moved by “energy’s” power. I tend to be very pragmatic and not as “sensory tuned in”. My first visit with my 10 year old niece I was moved as we worked our way down the long approach, not sure what the feeling was but very positive and calming. My niece (who tends to be very private and not speak on feelings) says to me, “I feel like I have lived here all my life”. She had a wonderful expression on her face.
I realized we were someplace very special.
Every visit to Sadles has only increased her affection for Cher and the ranch.
It’s been life changing.``

Mary Ann

My recovery has been a rough one. My heart has found pleasure in finding, working with the Sadles community. The therapists in the community welcomed me with open arms from the very beginning. My first encounter brought me empowerment, well-being and a happiness in sobriety I’ve never felt or known. They work together with the horses to help heal the spoken and unspoken traumas and trials we find on our journeys of life. I’ve never felt as elated and joyous as the day I bonded with my horse. The earth, sun and moon fell into place when I let myself grow and develop the way the horses, therapist and land taught me. I have returned every week since and plan on coming back when I am out of treatment and fulfilling my ways of recovery.``

``L``

My daughter and I are usually here because we’re stuck or feeling helpless about ourselves… we and I come back because the people and surroundings (horses too!) help us center and regain personal focus and strength. Thank you.

Kim

Testimonials from Military Veterans

(From the Retreat held January 24-27, 2017)

I went to a Veterans retreat this past weekend with Code H.O.R.S.E. and Operation Warrior Resolution (OWR) and let me tell you, these people really want to make a positive impact in your life.
All of the Code H.O.R.S.E. family are inviting and make you feel at home. The equine therapy is relaxing and teaches you to balance yourself and connect with your horse.
It’s fun, comforting and so many amazing volunteers are there to help guide you. You can tell the passion that the volunteers have for the horses and your wellbeing. I am thankful for the opportunity to have been invited with open arms by Code H.O.R.S.E. and OWR family. Thank You!

D.W.

While on a Veterans retreat with Operation Warrior Resolution I had an opportunity to receive equine therapy from Codehorse. While I rode horses a bit growing up, and some while in the Army, I never became vested in riding. The people at Codehorse made it feel like I never got off the horse.
They remind you of how your mood and feelings can influence the horse, and how it behaves, making me have to relax to get the best results from the horse. This relaxation allowed the other aspects of the therapy to really take root for me.
More than just therapy though, the whole team at Codehorse made me feel not only comfortable in what I was doing, but they gave me the tools to become more confident is what I was doing. Their patience, temperament, understanding, and encouragement really set them apart from other organizations. Additionally, their horses are just as patient and well tempered as the people are.
They feed off your emotions, and respond in kind.
I know the two horses I worked with Coffee and Gunner were simply amazing to work with.
Coffee as the 'Alpha Female' gave me a bit of a 'test' to see what she could get away with. Nothing dangerous, just a test. With their encouragement, I passed her test and we quickly established a great relationship.
Gunner is a rather special horse. He is used for mounted patrol, and has a special gait to him. Yet he reads off how I rode, and when I wanted to have him move a bit faster while competing in a game, he was more than happy to get going. All while making me feel more confident in my abilities.
I would not hesitate for moment to work with the people of Codehorse again.
They truly are masters of this craft.

J.R.

“ It is a program that gives back to those who swore an oath to “give all” if
demanded of them.”

R.L.

“Wonderful group of intelligent, motivated individuals. I cannot say enough great
things about the atmosphere, quiet professionalism, and overall amazing experience

that I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in. This organization is absolutely
destined to achieve great things, especially with Veterans and other Service Members,
now and in the future”

N.B.


(From the Retreat held January 18-22, 2018)

Horses are wonderful teachers.

R.

“Horses were an absolute get away from the forces and negativity that have been holding
me down.”

J.

“Horses are helpful too, they help relax.”

A.

“Horses are very enjoyable and relaxing.”

T.

“I was nervous at first around the horses, horses helped the pain in my back tremendously. It
was difficult to trust the horses from past experiences but now I know I love them.”

G.

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