About Us
Juliette Thompson & Ana Hands, M.D.
Proud Owners of Alegria Ranch
After caring for elderly parents in a long term care setting we realized the value and need for young and old to interact with animals. We also have years of experience in working in healthcare and hospitals. We want to share our love of animals with adults and children, bringing the unique benefits of human-animal interaction into the lives of those that need it most.

Juliette is a PATH ceritfied theraputic riding instructor. She  helps children and adults-- veterans and active-duty military personnel--with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the animals.
Alegria Ranch is located in Bush, Louisiana and has more than mini horses, we have standard horses, mini goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, a potbellied pig, alpacas, mini sheep, mini donkeys, cats and dogs… We have a lifetime of experience with animals.
All our animals can be visited by children and adults alike, but they also have very important roles in keeping our farm running. Many of these daily activities can be witnesses by visitors, which range from school trips, kindergarten groups to family days out.
Come and visit us for a few days or a few hours to learn a little bit about a working ranch.

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