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Leann Drozd

Executive Director

 

Leann is a 1982 graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a M.S. in animal science, specializing in Equine Exercise Physiology and a M.S. and certification in School Counseling. Having been in public education for 32 years as a high school counselor, Leann brings experience working with diverse groups of students, and is keenly aware of the challenges and struggles facing our youth and families today. Leann serves as Executive Director for Courage Ranch and is excited about the opportunity to bring a unique program of hope and healing to her hometown community of Floresville.

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Destiny Buescher

LCSW

 

Destiny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has provided mental health treatment in various settings since 2016. Destiny obtained her  bachelor's and master's degree in social work from Texas Christian University and has worked in inpatient and outpatient facilities across Texas. Destiny has previous experience providing equine-assisted psychotherapy at an outpatient mental health facility near Houston She incorporated horses into treatment interventions to assist clients with their mental health needs. Destiny has provided individual, group, and family therapy for patients facing various mental health concerns, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and PTSD. In addition, Destiny has experience working in medical social work at Texas Children's Hospital-The Woodlands, where she provided crisis intervention and case management services to children, adolescents, and families.

 

Destiny is originally from Poth, Texas, and currently resides in Wilson County with her fiancé and their animals.

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Sarah Picken

LPC

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with six years of experience treating different mental health issues in a variety of setting.  Sarah attended undergraduate school at Baylor University and the obtained her master’s degree in social work from University of Texas-Austin. Sarah has experience treating veterans, families, children and adolescents needing support on their mental health.  Sarah has worked in schools, family shelters and outpatient clinics helping heal from PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns.  Sarah’s clients have frequently told her how comfortable she makes them feel in therapy, especially if it is their first-time trying therapy.  Sarah’s goal is for clients to feel heard, understood, and cared about in each interaction.

Sarah resides in San Antonio with her husband and two children and two big dogs.  Sarah is also a foster mom and enjoys gardening in her free time.

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Spirit

Hay there! I'm the veteran of the Courage Ranch herd and have lived at my home in Floresville for 11 years. I love to run and I love kids! My best friend is Major, an orange tabby cat that lives in my barn.

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Little Lady

Hi there! My name is Little Lady, but my friends call me Little Black (LB). As my name suggests, I am little and very kind. I am about 4 years old and have great manners. Much better than some of my herd mates! I love being a therapy partner at Courage Ranch. 

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Abby

I'm a sassy appaloosa mare who loves working with adults. I love to eat and I know how to make sure I get my hay! I was rescued from a difficult situation years ago and I'm so happy to have a loving home at Courage Ranch. Come see me soon!

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Jack

Howdy! My name is Jack. Sometimes I find it difficult to trust people but when I do we definitely become friends. I really trust my herd-mates and am very protective of them. I don't always move very fast but I am always on the look out for danger, especially from coyotes or stray dogs. I am best known for my donkey brae, especially when it's dinner time!

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Easton

Howdy! I'm Easton. I came to Courage Ranch from Happened By Chance Horses in New Braunfels. I'm the only guy in the herd except for Jack! I'm super quiet and sweet and always the perfect gentleman. I'm excited to be able to help others.

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Tostito

Hello, new friend! My name is Tostito. My friends at Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue took good care of me until I made it to my forever home here at Courage Ranch! I'm the baby around here, but I'm very independent. Donkey Jack is my very best friend! I make friends very fast and I can't wait to meet you! 

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Hope

Hay! My name is Hope. I enjoy quiet sunrises and grazing in the pasture with my friends. I'm a real sweetheart and I hope to meet you soon! Thank you so much to Mandy Dorek for letting me hang out with my new friends here at Courage Ranch!

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