Riding Star Ranch, Inc

Helping humans through the hearts of horses. Helping horses trough the hearts of humans.
Jul 25, 2014

Retired Standardbreds make incredible companions!

Fortune taking a break during a training session
Fortune taking a break during a training session

These beautiful horses never cease to amaze me! They are patient,trusting and loving creatures who are eager to please.  It takes a little time to reprogram them out of the racing mode, but once they get it, they are fun to work with, love the attention and make wonderful riding horses!  We are so thankful for every donation that comes in to help with the expense of caring for and retraining these animals.  Our work would not be possible without the support of people like you who truly care about these horses and we so appreciate every dollar that comes in.  Please know that our doors are always open for visits from our supporters and we are always in need of volunteers! 

We currently have 5 retired standardbreds in our care that are available for adoption.  They are all doing very well in their training and are now ready to find their forever homes! 

Storm Capital (on the right) is confident and fun!
Storm Capital (on the right) is confident and fun!
Feb 26, 2014

A HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters!

Giving some love to the big girl!
Giving some love to the big girl!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported this Therapy Horse Training Program!

All of the horses that went through this training program are being used in therapeutic programs at the ranch.  

 

In 2014 we are expanding our youth program that focuses on children in foster care.  To date, we are experiencing great success with this program and we receive wonderful feedback from the group home staff as well as the therapists and guardians who oversee the children on a daily basis.

 

We are very proud of all of the horses and the children will carry their memories of them for a lifetime!

 

YOU are the reason that this project is successful, without donors like you none of this would be possible.  Not only are these wonderful horses getting a second chance at a wonderful life, but the children are getting to experience the joy and happiness that comes to them because of these beautiful animals. Thank you again for helping make this project possible and touching so many lives.

Kirsten who has Cerebral Palsy enjoying her ride!
Kirsten who has Cerebral Palsy enjoying her ride!
A nice group photo!
A nice group photo!
Feb 26, 2014

Training and Love are the key!

Jake a 5 yr old retired Standardbred
Jake a 5 yr old retired Standardbred

The horses that come to us from the racetrack are very familiar with human contact and are used to being handled everyday which is a good start for retraining and adoption, however, they are trained to be very fast and to only use their racing gait. In order for them to be adoptable, they need to learn to be ridden under saddle and to relax. This process takes a lot of reconditioning from experienced handlers and is not a fast process.

 

We are proud to report that the TROTTER program is gaining popularity with both the harness industry and the pleasure horse world! Every week we have people coming in to ask questions and want to learn more about the adoption process, and this year alone, we have already had 6 horses placed with adoptive homes!

 

In addition to helping the horses, we have wrapped our therapeutic program around these horses and are working with children in foster care with amazing results! The horses are teaching such qualities as responsibility, respect, dependability, self worth and improved social skills.

 

This program would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and we sincerely appreciate every dollar that comes in!  THANK YOU to everyone who supports TROTTER and please come out for a visit whenever you are in the area, we would love to meet you!

Regular hoof trims are needed for healthy feet!
Regular hoof trims are needed for healthy feet!
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