Bethany’s Gait Ranch
After more than 20 years in the field of public relations, Cristi Silverberg-Rose felt called to start a ranch serving foster children and horses in need. In 2006, the 501(c) 3 nonprofit Bethany’s Gait Ranch was born, named for a foster child who inspired the creation. Through the years the program transformed to serve military, first responders and their families.
In 2012, after her husband retired from the Marine Corps, they and the program moved to Prescott. Since moving here, she has expanded the mission to serve military/first responder wives through a program called Lissa’s Legacy; and to serve clients nationwide through a three-day retreat program. Earlier this year, she and two partners formalized a unique Equine Facilitated Coaching program called EFCW (Equine Facilitated Coaching & Wellness). They now train and certify others across the West in this method that is based on horse communication and leadership behaviors.
Cristi lives in Williamson Valley with her husband, four dogs, 12 horses, two goats and cat. Her oldest son is currently serving as an aviator in the Marine Corps, her youngest son is in training for the Navy Seal program.