Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center

Liz and her horse Peaches

At Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center we strive to help individuals gain self-confidence, trust, responsibility, and explore their future through the use of horses in equine-assisted psychotherapy & learning (EAP/L. We work with individuals of all ages, families or groups to provide powerful opportunities for healthier communication, stronger partnerships and happier relationships.

"I hope we get to see the horses again. That was so cool!"

Our Dream Team

Our Dream Team


Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center in Bemidji, Minnesota


Welcome to the Ranch!

At Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center we strive to help individuals gain self-confidence, trust, responsibility, and explore their future through the use of horses in equine-assisted psychotherapy & learning (EAP/L).

Whether treating social and behavioral challenges, trauma, anxiety, addictions, depression or other issues, EAP/L can help you find meaningful, lasting solutions. Working with individuals, families or groups, and with all ages, EAP/L provides powerful opportunities to get to the heart of the issues and lead people to healthier communication, stronger partnerships and happier relationships.

EAP/L involves a team incorporating the skills of a mental health professional, an experienced equine specialist and horses – working with you to successfully reach your goals.

The options are endless. From simply observing and reflecting the actions of the horses to touching, grooming and leading them to navigating the horses through set courses. These activities set the stage for growth and learning at a new level.

Experience the magic of the horse, and explore how equine-assisted psychotherapy can help change lives.

Liz Letson

Liz Letson, MS, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)
EAGALA and OK Corral Series Certified
Founder, Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center

The EVR Staff

Jen Laitala, BS, ES (Equine Specialist), Liz Letson, MS, LPCC, Angie Fournier, PhD, LP

Cracker the horse

Crackerjack

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