Experience Learning Support with Animals
Your donation to ELSA supports hands-on, ranch-based horse programs that empower youth and young adults challenged everyday with special needs. Making powerful human-animal connections in a full sensory setting resonates deeply with participants. Horses provide immediate feedback as well as a mirror to our own energy. Located in Old Agoura, we offer a safe, private ranch setting as a learning landscape for individuals and groups. A 501(c)3 nonprofit since 2009.
The horse is a hub of interactions during ELSA's ranch programs. Using a hands-on, horse-based approach to learning, participants expand their personal boundaries and experience exhilaration and joy.
What’s Going on?
To help our community stay in the know, we’ve provided this section with our latest updates, announcements, and press coverage. Take a look below to discover what’s happening, and check back often for the latest news.
ELSA'S FOUNDER TALKS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH HORSES.
This article first appeared in February 2018. Thanks to VoyageLA for putting ELSA in the spotlight!
FERO HAD NO ONE TO CARE FOR HIM AFTER HIS HUMAN PASSED AWAY.
Arriving with overgrow hooves and a matted mane, Fero is getting the services he needs to get healthy! He is also winning the hearts of everyone who meets him!
AUTISM SPEAKS SUPPORTS ELSA'S RANCH CAMP PROGRAM.
Young adults with autism and other special needs who are nearing the end of the public education are in need of transitional skills!