The History of Monument's
Gypsy Wind Ranch
the inspiration of
Gypsy Wind Equine Family Therapy
Scarlett Tree Ranch & Rescued
There is a beautiful horsewoman who had a dream to build a place of healing and give to our community. After spending years working in IT and serving in the National Guard and active duty in the United States Army Signal Corps., Laurel felt a deep calling to heal others incorporating horses and psychotherapy. She had a lifelong relationship with horses and their healing gifts and had found a unique approach to relationship with horses, horsemanship, body and energy effects for both horse and partner.
As a result, her ability to integrate horses into counseling through relationship, energy work, communication, and blending tools from her years as a trainer for riders and horses from a gentle, horse, & person-centered perspective created Gypsy Wind Ranch in 2010.
During this time, one client came for equine psychotherapy and their life forever changed. There’s a saying, “when you meet someone that has what you want, you latch on to them and don’t let go.” This client completed therapy, worked on their education, and six years later returned as a volunteer.
Since 2016, Jessica L. Lee has been mentored and trained by Laurel in equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning while she completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and opened up her own practice within Gypsy Wind Ranch.
Today, Jessica carried on Laurel’s teachings full time as Gypsy Wind Equine Family Therapy at Gypsy Wind Ranch for 3 years before the ranch was retired in June of 2023. The legacy continues with the playful and unique intermix of styles that came to the creation of Scarlett Tree Ranch & Rescued; an equine counseling center and horse rescue and rehabilitation center.
Laurel has many beautiful adventures ahead of her and we are so grateful for the gift and blessing of all these years at Gypsy Wind Ranch's Facility and the herd members that now continue healing at Scarlett Tree Ranch.
More About Laurel:
Laurel holds an MA Degree in IT Management and an MA in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been trained in Dreamwork, Holographic Memory Resolution, and is a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT). Laurel completed a 2-year internship with Linda Kohanov's EponaQuest Program in 2008 and is an Advanced Epona Instructor practicing Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). She has also completed continuing education with OK Corral Series EFL Seminars. an