The Ranch

Hidden Creek Ranch is a 50 acre parcel of land just west of Mindemoya that we call home.  My husband Greg and I live here full time with our collection of animals–three horses, two mini donkeys, a cat and a puppy.  It has been our dream to build a hobby farm for ourselves and a place to help others.

Several years ago I was looking for a way to revisit my passion for horses and incorporate that with my love of people. Once we visited a ranch out west doing similar work, our path was solidified.  We are not operating exactly as they do but the work the do was certainly an inspiration to us.  Opening our ranch to those who need horses was the next stage in our journey.

Being able to provide Equine Assisted Growth and Learning opportunities for any who need them, regardless of race, spiritual practice or where you are starting from, is really why we are here.  We both seek to know people and see them grow in any way that helps them lead fuller and richer lives.  We believe in this type of work and have seen the benefits of it firsthand.  This field of personal experiential learning is exploding around the world and we want to provide it for those her in our area that need it or want it.  It’s all about the client and the horses.

Greg and I are down-to-earth people who love seeing the horses help people. We are willing to share our property, life experience and knowledge with others to help them create healthier lives.  It’s that simple.

It is our hope and dream to see that happen right here at Hidden Creek Ranch.

My Training

My training is through a highly regarded organization called the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA, founded in Texas). The EAGALA model uses a two person treatment team (mental health specialist and equine specialist) plus horses for the therapy sessions. I am on the Equine Specialist side and would be looking to work with a Mental Health Specialist. When conducting personal growth and learning sessions on my own, alongside the horses, it is not considered ‘therapy’. The work is then more akin to personal coaching but it is still seriously powerful. I am available to conduct either type of session. I have many years of horse ownership experience. I also have the Mental Health First aid course and an Equine Science Diploma from the University of Guelph. A few years ago I helped develop an equine program and wrote a manual for the John Howard Society of Sudbury. I can prepare activities related to many areas of growth including:

  • team building
  • boundaries
  • self-care
  • communication skills
  • family and marriage enrichment
  • anxiety
  • confidence
  • grief
  • at-risk youth
  • bullying
  • parenting skills
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • depression
  • anger management
  • and many others



705 377 7763


6565 Hwy 542 Mindemoya, ON