How We Help

How We Help

Equine Assisted Therapy

There are several aspects of cognitive/equine assisted therapy that work well with people who have emotional or behavioral issues. One of the simplest aspects is diversion. When a person is focused on grooming, feeding, or exercising a horse, their focus is no longer on their own issues and problems. Far from being a “means of escape”, caring for the horse provides an often-needed respite for the person’s emotions and intellect. It can actually help the person feel refreshed and energized because the mind has been allowed to “rest” from its current problems.

3 Wings of Life is an EAGALA CERTIFIED (Equine Assisted growth and Learning Association) facility.

Equine Assisted Therapy in Gold Canyon, AZ.

We are now accepting adults and specialize in grief therapy. We will also accept special needs and typical children ages 4 through 17.

Equine assisted therapy is a non riding program conducted with a mental health care professional and an equine specialist. For more information please visit

Karen & Clancy

Karen with her miniature horse Clancy are now certified Pet Partners. We would love to visit you in the hospital, assisted living facility, schools, or other public places and events. Please call 602-463-5001 to schedule a visit. For more information about Pet Partners and our certification process go to

Note: Some facilities do not allow indoor equine visits, please check with yours before scheduling.

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Don Donnelly’s D-Spur Ranch
15371 E. Ojo Rd.
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118