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Mental Health & Learning

Incorporating Horses

Freedom Equine Connection is is a 

501 (c) (3) Non-Profit located in Dixon, CA. It is the product of a lifelong love and passion for horses and a deep desire to help people heal from life’s traumas, addictions, and other mental and emotional health issues. We utilize a ground-based horse and human interaction model to help with the healing, learning, and growing process.


Horses and Humans Helping People

Horse in Stable

Horses have an amazing ability to read our nonverbal communication and adapt to hidden messages and emotions we put off. Growing evidence and research support Equine Assisted Psychotherapy's effectiveness, which Freedom Equine Connection provides through a team of certified, licensed professionals and horses.

The healing environment created by our team helps people process distressing or difficult emotions, thoughts, and behavioral patterns, often resulting in deep insights and improvement in overall mental well-being.

In addition to our mental health services, our team is equipped to help children of all ages overcome learning challenges through the Horse Powered Reading ® model. This approach combines all their senses to help children succeed in school and life.


Thank You!

Freedom Equine Connection recently received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. We would like to thank them for their generous grant to help disabled veterans in our area!


Upcoming Events

  • 2nd Annual Fundraising Gathering
    2nd Annual Fundraising Gathering
    Sat, Sep 14
    Vacaville Opera House
    Sep 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Vacaville Opera House, 560 E Main St Suite C, Vacaville, CA 95688, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Vacaville Opera House, 560 E Main St Suite C, Vacaville, CA 95688, USA
    Join us for an unforgettable evening as we raise awareness and funds while exploring the power and impact of therapy and learning incorporating horses.

Our Services

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

Equine Assisted Learning

Equine Assisted Organizational Development &
Team Building


How Can You Help?

Your generous donation can help in many ways!


  • $100 goal can help provide horse equipment such as brushes, fly masks, nutritional supplements, and so much more!

  • $250 goal… can go toward sponsoring a client to attend free or subsidized mental health sessions.

  • $500 goal… can go towards the horses’ healthcare, such as vaccines, farrier visits, and veterinary care.

  • $1,000 goal… can provide hay for 1 horse for a year.


"Since I have been in your therapy with the horses, I have been able to go to work without smoking pot to relieve my anxiety. I know that I have the strength in myself."

- LC  

"I was afraid of everything about life, I have hope now."

- T

"Learning is fun with the horses!"

- GW

Our Mission

Freedom Equine Connection’s mission is to provide healing and growth and learning opportunities through mutually successful interactions with horses and humans by using ground-based interaction with these experiences leading to greater inner peace, compassion, confidence, patience, tolerance, focus, self-esteem, communication, leadership, and partnerships.

Our Vision

To provide people an opportunity to heal and grow in a lasting and authentic way by using the power of human and horse interactions. 


Denise Wilson, ES, CISM
President/Founder of Freedom Equine Connection

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