Rolling Horse Ranch

Connecting Energetically With Horses



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The Rolling Horse Ranch Mission

Our Mission

Link humans together with horses to experience the challenges, joy, magnetism, confidence and peace that comes from being with horses.


The WOrk We do

Our Impact

Heart of Horsemanship

If you are a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, your symptoms—anxiety, fear, flashbacks, and more—may feel insurmountable, despite traditional treatments and medications. However, researcher, professor, and horsewoman, Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke has created an extraordinary, non-pharmaceutical program to help minimize even the most debilitating PTSD symptoms: through heart centered connection with horses. Based on her evidence-based research, Gehrke developed an equine therapy program, called HEART OF HORSEMANSHIP©, at her ranch in Ramona, California, where veterans work with horses and learn how to 

  • Reestablish trust

  • Stay present

  • Communicate with confidence

  • Find aliveness

  • Work as a team

  • Feel whole in their heart

Heart Horse Conneciton

OUr Veteran Crew


Part of OUr Welcoming Crew


DR. Ellen Kaye Gehrke


Working with our Veterans

Work With Horses

Doing some deep connection

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About Ellen

Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke has been researching the horse-human bond for over 15 years. She provides dynamic and motivating illustrations of the research and how people can foster a deeper connection to animals and nature. She also writes engaging stories about life experiences working with ranchers and farmers and her challenges and life lessons from adopting and gentling five wild mustangs. She has extensive experience as an organizational development consultant, a human resource manager, a healthcare educator and an energy medicine practitioner. She skillfully integrates these eclectic adventures into keynotes, workshops or organizational consulting.

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Welcome to Ramona


Our ranch is located 30 minutes from Downtown San Diego with beautiful views of the Julian mountain range. Come heal and learn with our amazing stable of well trained horses.

If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
— Clare Balding
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