March 22, 2020

To our community:

We recognize that at the best of times many children, teens and adults in our community struggle with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. With the current health/financial crisis, these issues may very well intensify. ‘People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms,’ per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHAS).

As a mental healthcare provider, we fall under the guidelines for ‘Essential Workers’ and at this time, we continue to see clients.

Please be aware, though the ranch is large (5 acres), in our designated area of the ranch there are rarely more than 6 people on site at any one time. Additionally, please be assured, we have set in place a good precautions protocol. Everyone is using alcohol enhanced hand sanitizer when they first arrive on site and we are wiping down/spraying surfaces with disinfectant at the beginning and end of every day. We will continue to monitor the situation and do what we need to do to create a safe environment for our clients and their families.

We do ask that if you or a member of your family is ill or, if you believe you have been exposed to someone who has had a positive test, please stay home and take care of yourself.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Wishing you good health and happiness,

Bambi Spahr, Laurie Roberts and the entire N.E.A.T team


P.O. Box 19935 – Reno, NV 89511

Phone (775)473-5548

Efax 1-775-986-5115 (you must dial the entire #)

E-mail address:

N.E.A.T. (Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy) is an innovative intervention that, through work with horses, promotes growth, change and learning, in people dealing with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Under the supervision of a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, our team of (PATH) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors (CTEI)/Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHA) helps each client on their journey to a happier, healthier and more productive life.

Do you know a child or teen who is having trouble in school? Unable to focus? Argues and won’t listen to adults? Unable to follow directions? Fighting or withdrawn? Has trouble developing friends/relationships?

Are you or someone you know struggling with depression, trust, or self-confidence issues? Have anxiety or anger management challenges? Feeling lonely or isolated? Overwhelmed by family, work, or relationship challenges?

Work with horses can address a myriad of social, emotional, and behavioral issues related to:

  • Trust
  • Anxiety
  • Impulsivity
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD)/Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

If so, learn more about how our programs can help you. Or contact us to arrange to meet our equine partners and to tour our beautiful ranch.