Posted by Carl Gerhardt on Sep 17, 2019
On 9/17/2019, the membership of the Magnolia Rotary Club visited Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch located on a 40 acre property outside of Magnolia Texas. Pictured above is Amanda Thomas (on the left) speaking to some of the members of the Magnolia Rotary Club about the Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch.

Inspiration Ranch exists to strengthen children, youth, and adults striving to overcome their physical, emotional, and social disabilities with Therapeutic Riding and equine-assisted therapy and activities. Each week nearly 70 special needs children and youth ride in their Therapeutic Riding Program to physically and emotionally strengthen their core muscles, improve their walking, and elevate their ability to communicate. Through our Mental Health Program, they reach at-risk homeless teens & young adults, battered women, and survivors of domestic sex-trafficking that have suffered severe emotional trauma. It’s here, on their 40-acre ranch, that they help them learn new boundaries, skills and overcome obstacles. 

While it’s evident that these programs are vastly different from one another, the common thread is the highly trained and skilled horse coupled with the compassionate staff. They invite clients into an arena with horses to facilitate the therapeutic process. As a result, their clients can gain strength and insight into their nonverbal communication and behavior patterns. A non-judgmental and keenly trained horse can instinctively analyze and react to their body language and other nonverbal cues. They possess the remarkable gift to assess a situation quickly and encourage interaction – no matter the hurdle to overcome.

Every day, the team at Inspiration Ranch strives to break down stigmas, barriers and celebrates the inclusion of individuals that strive to reach new goals. Theey provide exceptional equine-assisted therapy and activities in a loving Christian environment. For more information about the Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch at:

Some additional photos from the visit can be seen below: