Riding Star Ranch, Inc

Helping humans through the hearts of horses. Helping horses trough the hearts of humans.
Jul 3, 2013

Progress Report #2 on therapy horses in training

Jen and Joe with Maizie
Jen and Joe with Maizie

We want to thank everyone for all of the wonderful support for this project.  Our programs would not be possible without the help and support of those who believe in what we do.  Helping these horses become safe, trusful companions and matching them with a therapeutic program or a loving forever home is our ultimate goal and your support is what makes it all possible!

All of the horses have completed this stage of their training and some have moved to the next level.  Bacardi has been adopted and Maizie is currently still in Punta Gorda with the wonderful volunteers who are there keeping our Cleveland Drive facility running smoothly.  The rest of the horses have been moved to our new facility in DeLeon Springs where we have a new training obstacle course.  These wonderful horses are really being challenged and they are all doing so well and making progress everyday!

We would like to invite everyone to come watch training sessions and meet the horses and volunteers in person... Saturdays are the best days to observe if you are ever in the area.

900 Spring Garden Ranch Rd. DeLeon Springs, FL 32130


Feb 25, 2013

Progress Report #1 on Therapy Horses in training

Apache munching on a snack
Apache munching on a snack

Riding Star Ranch is proud to report on the progress of our 5 therapy horses in training! 


Maizie is a 4 yr old mare and is doing very well with her lessons. She is coming along nicely,  beginning to overcome her tying issues and is more confident around people. She is super sweet and is going to make a great therapy horse.

Duke is a 12 yr old Canadian Percheron and is becoming a very trustworthy driving horse.  He shows promise working with those who cannot physically ride on a horse and really seems to enjoy his lesson time.

Apache is a 13 yr old paint gelding who had a rough place in his life before finding Riding Star Ranch.  He came  to us very head shy and unsure of humans, but through our training program, he has come a long way with his trust issues.  The memory of the events that led to the large scar on his upper lip seem to be fading into his past.

Popcorn is a 9 yr old Welsh cross pony who is progressing in his driving lessons and is going to make a very good partner for our smaller students.  He loves to be groomed and is always looking for a treat!

Bacardi is a 7 yr old Appaloosa gelding who came to Riding Star Ranch with separation issues and has been working through them nicely.  He would not accept a rider when he first arrived, but is now doing extremely well in his lessons and looks forward to his participation in the training sessions.

Everyone at Riding Star Ranch (two legged AND four legged!) is very appreciative of your support and we hope that you will be able to come visit some day to meet these wonderful animals and the poeple who work with them. 

Popcorn doing well in a driving lesson
Popcorn doing well in a driving lesson
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