What the horse said to them.

What the horse said to them. Just a few snapshots from some of our sessions this week. Rosie is featured in all these pictures. She is a rescue we bought at auction to keep her from going to a kill buyer. We did not know we were purchasing a gem, but God knew. He chose her. He picked out a fat, short, plain mare to embody this point: every life matters. He chose to glorify himself by using that which someone threw away to speak value to the heart of a thrown away child. Every life has value, and each child that sets foot on the ranch has value and is worthy of love.  You can read it in their expressions. Rosie is affecting them, she is reflecting back upon them who they are. Somehow, when a horse tells you she trusts you, you believe her that you are trustworthy. She tells them they are kind, they are patient, they are worth the effort, and they believe her. I could spend days speaking and not accomplish what it takes Rosie minutes to say: you are worthy of love. Their sweet smiles say it all, they believe her. The life changes that happen on the ranch are most often not because of something an adult says to a child, the change happens because of what the horse said to them. .          ...
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Spring 2015 Update

Spring 2015 Update We had an amazing Fall/Winter season. We are so blessed by our volunteers and our supporters. Some of the highlights: -Our beloved Gaspode was healed!! He did not have to get surgery. We did take him to CSU, and he received conservative treatment. With time, rest, and prayer, his soreness receded.  We still keep a close eye on him, but he has gained all his weight back and a ton of muscle and is back in with the large herd in our dry lot. This was a slow and steady improvement, but it is dramatic nonetheless. We are currently using him in our junior volunteer class and he is doing 6 weeks of groundwork with a little girl who picked him over every other horse 🙂 That is a happy ending in our eyes, thank you God! Thank you everyone who prayed and contributed financially. He racked up quite a vet bill for the treatment and evaluation at CSU and your generosity enabled us to pay our bill and keep his feet in good shape while his body did the rest 🙂 -Our herd grew and shrank! We rescued 5 new herd members and two of our herd members went on a trip to the great state of Texas! Ruby and Posa joined SIRE as new recruits for their therapeutic riding program. Both Posa and Ruby are on loan only, and will be returning when their talents are no longer required. Until then we wish them well and look forward to updates and pictures. Our 5 new horses (gray roan gelding-Sterling, raindrop gray yearling-Rain, Grulla Welsh pony-Padah, sorrel filly-Liberty, and Sorrel Quarter Horse Mare-Sandra ) are in the process of being evaluated. If you have questions about adoption Tracy can answer them, you can email her at newlifehorses@gmail.com ! -We took our first trail ride of the season and were so blessed to enjoy our volunteers and the sunshine 🙂 -We began planning for our 2015 Summer programs. We are looking forward to many hours of fun with kids and horses this summer. we anticipate serving over 200 kids.  Check back often for more updates -Hay!! Our barn is full of the glorious sweet smell of fresh clean grass hay. Thank you to everyone who donated towards our hay needs this year and last year !!! We are always on the lookout for hay or feed donations so if you have a field of hay you would love to donate, or...
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December Update

Well it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! As we head into the final weeks of 2014 we have so much to be thankful for and much has happened since we last jotted down some thoughts! Here are some updates: -In 2014 we served over 50 kids in our youth program. Of those kids, most were in regular sessions through the summer and had 10 or more sessions at the ranch. That is an incredible number of kids loved on and cared for!! We saw some great outcomes with some of our kids, and we are very excited to see our programs grow even more in 2015. -We rescued 5 more horses this year. They are; Liberty a 6 month old crippled filly, Sandra a spicy beautiful QH broodmare, Padah a 12 year old welsh pony, Sterling a 2 year old quarterhorse gelding, and Rain a yearling filly. All of these horses were rescued from a local kill-buyer’s slaughter pen. They were destined for Mexico’s meat market. While adding horses is a challenge, we could not ignore the specific prompting we felt for each one of these guys. On the ranch we believe every life matters, and these 5 horses are no different. We look forward to seeing what they become. If you are interested in meeting our new rescues, donating to their care, or possibly becoming an adopter please contact us to set up a meeting!! -We are pleased to announce we are a gold level participant with GuideStar. This shows our commitment to transparency and being as up front and open as possible about where your donations are going, where we are headed as an organization, and the programs we are currently running. We survive on your generous support and we continue to seek ways to improve!! We will continue to keep you updated as the we head into 2015. For now, have a very Merry Christmas, and enjoy your time with your loved ones!!...
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