Help 5 Rescued Horses Become Therapy Animals

by Riding Star Ranch, Inc
Oct 2, 2013

Therapy horses are priceless!

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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Riding Star Ranch, Inc

Location: DeLeon Springs, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Riding Star Ranch, Inc
Project Leader:
Dawn Schmertmann
Punta Gorda, FL United States

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