• Who We Are

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    Broken horses healing broken children, that is the mission of Charis Youth Ranch. Situated on 35 picturesque acres, we currently care for 21 rescued horses from all over the country. Our rescued and rehabilitated horses connect with at-risk kids and families in individual and group equine interactive sessions. Charis Youth Ranch home of New Life Thoroughbreds is a registered Colorado non profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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  • We Love Our Horses!

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    Many of our horses were rescued directly from the slaughter pipeline and neglectful or abusive situations. Others were surrendered to us by caring owners seeking a safe retirement for their older steeds. We value each horse regardless of their age or soundness. All of our horses are respected for their unique gifts and talents. They each have a story to tell.
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    We are passionate and dedicated to what we do. We need your support to continue reaching out to kids, and saving the lives of deserving horses. Every drop adds to the ocean and your donation seeds into each kid, each horse, and each volunteer that we have. Thank You for your support. Please visit our Support page for more information.
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Our ranch is a place of healing, hope, and peace.

This Summer we will be serving kids, individuals, and groups from our community as well as from our partner organizations. We are honored to serve youth and families from The Matthews House (www.thematthewshouse.org), The Genesis Project (www.genesisfortcollins.com), and The Fort Collins Rescue Mission (www.fortcollinsrescuemission.org). Below is a quote from one of our leaders as we are preparing our property for our programs:

 “As I wander about the ranch this morning I am overtaken by peace and beauty. I took a moment to sit down and there before me in the grass was this grouping of flowers. They remind me of the different lives that we will impact in a few short weeks. Some kids come to the ranch as buds: hesitant delicate, unaware of the beauty and promise they hold. We get to nurture these ones, gently encouraging them with hope and building confidence, and sometimes we get to see them blossom. Some come as fully blossomed flowers: bold and confident they spread color and cheer and liveliness wherever their little feet roam. We equip them to shine bright, to be courageous, and to remind them that this world needs them. Some come to us like the prickly cactus: these beloved ones are hurt, they have grown a tough protective coat and warn everyone to stay away. But oh friends, we know what is coming. With the warmth of the sun, the spring showers and the passing of time the cactus blooms as bright and beautiful as any sunflower. I have seen a “cactus” bloom at the soft touch of a velvety muzzle, at the first step of a hoof placed carefully where asked. In a few weeks we will go about our business, and watch all the beautiful “flowers” walk up our driveway. Our arms and hearts are open this season, we can’t wait to watch what unfolds, simply broken horses healing broken children.”

 

 

Thank you for your support. Please take a look at our site, explore who we are and what we do. These horses make a difference, their lives matter.  With your help we are faithful to care for these animals because that is our responsibility as a rescue, and because we want to give the best to serve the kiddos that walk up our driveway. If you are reading this and feel moved to support us you can click on the support our cause tab above. We need financial partners to sow into what we do, believe me the harvest of love and healing that we see in kids and horses year after year is worth the sacrifice.  

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Broken horses healing broken children. That is the mission of Charis Youth Ranch. 

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Tucked away in a serene meadow, Charis Youth Ranch is nestled securely against a rocky cliff and provides pastoral views of silos and church spires peeking through leafy green trees. It truly is a sanctuary. Both kids and horses alike come here for respite and healing.

Situated on 35 picturesque acres, Charis Youth Ranch currently cares for 21 rescued horses from all over the country. Many were rescued directly from the slaughter pipeline and neglectful or abusive situations. Others are surrendered to us by caring owners seeking a safe retirement for their older steeds. We value each horse regardless of their age or soundness. All of our horses are respected for their unique gifts and talents. They each have a story to tell. 

Our rescued and rehabilitated horses connect with at-risk kids and families in individual and group equine interactive sessions. We share the stories of each horse’s journey with the kids and as they identify with one or another horses’s story, based upon their own passages through trauma, abuse or neglect, a kinship between them is born. As horse and child mirror one another in brokenness, healing begins.

Isaiah 61:1-3; “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LordAnd the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for  mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

We could not do what we do without our volunteers!! We currently have 43 volunteers on our roster. They are the reason why horses are saved and kids are loved on our ranch They are the ones that feed the hungry, give attention to the neglected, heal the broken, tame the wild, and teach trust to the wary. Our horses and kids are blessed to have this group of dedicated people who believe that each life is important. Visit our volunteer page to meet our volunteers and learn how you can join us in making a difference.

We are passionate about healing broken kids and horses!  We need your support to continue reaching out to at-risk children and families, and saving the lives of deserving horses. Every drop adds to the ocean and your donation touches each kid, each horse, and each volunteer. Thank You for your support. Please visit our Support page for more information.

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