Riding Star Ranch, Inc

Helping humans through the hearts of horses. Helping horses trough the hearts of humans.
Oct 9, 2013

The finish line is just the beginning!

Jack enjoys some nice green grass with a volunteer
Jack enjoys some nice green grass with a volunteer

Racehorses all too often fall victim to unknown futures once their racing careers end.  The T.R.O.T.T.E.R. Program at Riding Star Ranch is a place where these horses are loved, rehabilitated, re-trained and given a second chance in life.

Upon arrival, each horse is evaluated for emotional and physical health and training goals are set according to their personality, age and any physical limitations they may have.  We currently have retired Standardbreds in training for pleasure driving, trail riding, trick riding, roman riding, team driving, dinner show acts and for therapy animals.

The fininsh line is just the beginning for these beautiful animals.  They are kind hearted, loyal, patient and love human interaction.  The cost of caring for one horse averages about $3,600 annually, but can be more if they have injuries that need medical care or therapy. We rely on generous, caring people like you to help us make it all possible.

The T.R.O.T.T.E.R. program is making huge strides in helping these animals find safe & happy forever homes and we are so thankful for each and every donor who supports this program.  We would like to invite each and every one of you to come to the ranch for a visit to watch a training session and meet these beautiful animals in person.  You can reach us at 386-848-7953 or 386-848-1242. 

Learning to work as a team!
Learning to work as a team!
Learning to Roman Ride
Learning to Roman Ride
Roman riding training progress!
Roman riding training progress!
Learning how to deal with scary things!
Learning how to deal with scary things!

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Oct 2, 2013

Therapy horses are priceless!

Anna
Anna's First time on a horse!

Riding Star Ranch continues to touch the hearts of everyone around us!  Meet Anna, she has Spina Biffida and has been in a wheelchair since she was 3 yrs old.  The horses at Riding Star has given her a whole new lease on life and she is so excited everytime she gets to ride. 

We have also recently began to work with the Brian house which is a group home for foster children.  Those who participate in our programs have shown marked improvements in attitude and responsibility in their everyday lives. We also currently have students with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Biffida and Autism who ride with us.

Riding Star is very proud to welcome trainer Sergei Bayakin to our organization.  His love and knowledge of horses is nothing short of AMAZING and he has become a genuine asset to RSR!  I am proud to invite every one of our supporters to come out to the ranch for a visit and watch a training session or see our therapy horses in action.  You will be happy and amazed at how these beautiful horses touch the lives of those who come here.

 

Please feel free to call 386-848-7953 to schedule a visit, we would love to meet you! 

We are located at

900 Spring Garden Ranch Rd.

DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

Everyone getting ready for a session
Everyone getting ready for a session
Sergei helps a young rider
Sergei helps a young rider
Balance and trust issues are covered on horseback
Balance and trust issues are covered on horseback

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Aug 12, 2013

Standardbreds are beautiful!

Diesel is so fun to drive! What a beautiful horse!
Diesel is so fun to drive! What a beautiful horse!

There are currently 13 awesome Standardbreds at Riding Star Ranch awaiting adoption... All ages from 2 yrs to 23 yrs with various levels of training.  They are all broke to drive and some are currently in saddle training making wonderful progress!  Please pass the word and help support the efforts of the many volunteers who make this program possible.  We always welcome visitors here at Riding Star and would love to have you visit when you are in the area.  Give us a call at 386-848-7953 or "like" us on facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/RidingStarRanch

Freedom, Glory, Sailor and King have already found wonderful homes and we have 3 more who are waiting to come in and begin their training. 

Please consider a monthly donation in any amount, these beautiful horses are so worth it.... come see for yourself and fall in love with a Standardbred!

Fortune on the Obstacle Course
Fortune on the Obstacle Course
Doc has a fan club!
Doc has a fan club!
1st time driver!
1st time driver!
The ball is always interesting!
The ball is always interesting!
Q gets a saddle lesson!
Q gets a saddle lesson!
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