Paws for Reflection Ranch's mission is to provide a healing, educational, motivational, and recreational environment utilizing equine and other animal-assisted therapies and experiences to enhance the quality of life for all clients, and to provide a loving home, whether temporary or permanent, for animals that meet specific criteria.
Boots of Honor (Military Programs)
The Ranch Boots of Honor program is recognized as a quality program meeting the needs of the military veterans, active duty, and their dependents that live in our communities. We are the only facility offering animal and equine assisted counseling services, as well as, therapeutic horseback riding and horsemanship in the southern region of the D/FW metroplex. We partner with other Veteran support/service groups and receive referrals from both Dallas and Fort Worth VA's, the Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Center. Many Veteran families prefer to contact us independently for services to receive much needed assistance on a personal level. Veteran services are confidential and include Equine Assisted Counseling, Therapeutic Horsemanship Groups, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Services are also available for the Veteran spouse and dependents, including Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapies for the youngest members of the family. Able to treat the entire family makes services here even more effective. Separate counselors, some of whom are veterans themselves) may see each family member individually, bringing them together as their sessions progress to facilitate new family dynamics. Not only is the Veteran trying to find a new "norm", but the family is as well. Many Veteran families suffer financially. In order to not add to their financial hardship, our services are free to qualifying Veterans. Proof of Veteran status, such as the DD-214, are required. For those who have sacrificed so much, we believe it is important to give back by providing our Veteran services at no cost. Families are served at a discount of 50% of fees for service.