About Us

Kelly Jones, owner and founder of Ponderosita Ranch, home of South Wind Equestrian Center (est. 2004) and Unbridled Connection (est. 2019), found this beautiful oasis tucked in the Texas Hill Country in 1999. Kelly  works with clients one-on-one coaching, provides facilitation for retreats and team building workshops, mentors other equine professionals, consults with horse and facility owners and is committed to improving equine welfare through education.  She loves working with horses and people and leaving a legacy of life-change that will affect generations in our community. To book a tour, consultation call, team building workshop, mentoring or coaching session click here. Please go to the Events page for our upcoming retreats and other opportunities for groups.

More about our team.  We provide equine assisted mental health services to humans, or equine therapy and equine-assisted learning activities.  Our licensed mental health professionals are all trauma informed and our equine professionals are experienced and well-trained. To book an appointment with a therapist, please contact them directly.

South Wind Equestrian is thrilled to house Heart of Hope Healing, a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit.  Heart of Hope Healing or H3, offers low cost equine assisted mental health services to children and adults in Leander, Liberty Hill, Cedar Park, North Austin and Georgetown. To find out more and to donate please click here.

Interview with Kelly Jones about South Wind