Since 1985 BOK Ranch, a nonprofit organization, has dedicated itself to providing therapeutic horseback riding lessons for individuals with special needs. The name of the ranch, BOK, came from the initials of the names of the program's founders, but also simply means to "Be Okay".
BOK Ranch offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and Adults with physical or developmental Disabilities.
- A doctor's approval is needed.
- Horseback riding provides low level aerobics - exercise and strenthens muscles.
- Also GREATLY improves students SELF-ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE.
- 6 to 8 week sessions.
We do not turn a student down, if we can be of service. Program location is in Woodside.
School to Work Vocational Program
Preparing Young Adults with Special Needs for School-to-Work Transition and Post School Life
Ask any parent what they want for their child and the answer is always the same...Happiness and a Fulfilled Life.
A job can provide a sense of pride, accomplishment and fulfillment. For parents of teens and young adults with special needs, finding the right job or simply knowing what that job might be is not easy. Most high schools emphasize college preparation rather than actual workforce readiness. B.O.K. Ranch offers a bridge between the traditional school environment and the “next step” in life by supporting and identifying one’s strengths, interests, abilities specific goals and objectives.
Working in B.O.K. Ranch’s richly supportive equine based environment, provides the skills (or a plan for gaining them) needed to succeed in the workplace. This makes it possible to reach the goal of a happy and fulfilled life.