Our Facility: Tabula Rasa Ranch
Our facility is located in Sebastopol California on a ten acre ranch dedicated to restoring the horse/human partnership.
The name of the ranch, Tabula Rasa, means "blank slate". It is also the name of a black Arabian mare who guided author Linda Kohanov on a journey to form a transformational learning paradigm in partnership with horses.
When this ranch was purchased in 2012, it was literally a blank slate, just a house with perimeter fencing and an old barn. Sitting at Linda's ranch in Amado Arizona one lovely fall afternoon, I was telling her about the ranch and how each person that visited referred to it as a blank slate, a "Tabula Rasa".
"Many people think I should name the ranch "Tabula Rasa Ranch" because of where we are and the state of the property, but that's Rasa", I commented to her, with the knowledge that this name was sacred not just to us, but to a large community of individuals that had been touched by this mare as well, either in person or through Linda's books.
"I would be honored if you named your ranch after Rasa," she said. We both burst into tears and the home of The Brego Foundation was born.