• Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Struggles
  • Social difficulty
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Acting out & Anger
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family turmoil
  • Unique events hosted for LGBTQ & gender non-conforming youth

Stable Youth was developed by Clinical Psychologists

Dr. Lori Jespersen & Dr. Rhonda Heldt, to teach youth ages 8-18 social, emotional and behavioral skills in an equestrian setting. Merging their collective clinical backgrounds spanning 20+ years, both doctors have worked succesfully with spectrum disorders, behavioral struggles, CPS, jail & incarcerated individuals and families. They believe that the introduction of the horse into the psycho-social development process offers an unique gift for the human soul.

Rhonda Heldt, Psy.D

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Lori Jespersen, Psy.D

Stable Youth is housed at Buona Vista Arabians in Sonoma County, California. We are a boutique breeding facility and working horse farm, home to some of the finest  pedigrees in the United States. Indoor and outdoor areas provide for year round work, both in and out of the saddle.