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The Mission

Igniting Hope, with the Help of a Horse.


At Freedom Reigns Ranch, we provide equine-assisted mentor sessions to children and young adults who have experienced trauma and other life challenges. All sessions are completely free of charge.

The Ranch also serves as a foster home for horses recovering from abuse and neglect in Middle Tennessee. Participants and volunteers have the opportunity to assist in rehabilitating and caring for these horses.


The Heart of the Ranch

We are a non-denominational, Christian program. We believe that God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to the world to be our Savior; that when we accept Jesus as the Lord of our lives, we are forgiven for our sins and adopted into the family of God; and that our salvation is eternally secured by His mercy.


Freedom Reigns is a safe, loving environment where children and young adults can experience a retreat from everyday life and where Christ’s love restores their hope. We seek to serve those in need out of gratitude for what God has done for us. We don’t “preach”—instead, we let Christ’s love flow through our actions.

We are a small organization and as such have a small, tight-knit staff that work shoulder-to-shoulder often. Each staff member, though they have unique roles, often share in responsibilities such as horse chores, leading sessions, fundraisers, and being involved in the day-to-day operations of the Ranch. Our application process involves an onsite working interview including interview with our Founder, BOD interview, reference interviews, and background check.  If this sounds like a great fit for you, please continue on to our job openings posted below.

We are currently seeking:

  • Ranch Hand (Part Time-Hourly)

  • Volunteer Coordinator (Full Time-Salary)


Employment Opportunities

Ranch Hand - Part Time - Hourly

The Ranch Hand is the perfect position for a person who loves horses and wants to know that in caring for them, they are making a difference in the lives of others by helping carry out the Ranch's mission. The ideal candidate comes with a minimum of two years of horse experience, has a love for people and a heart for the Ranch's mission. Ranch Hands are responsible for working with volunteers to feed horses and complete the daily farm chores as well as providing equine care including helping with vet and farrier visits. Ranch grounds and facility maintenance are also a part of the daily routine.

14-24 per week. A paid 30 minute break is included for full days. This position is primarily on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and may involve duties outside of the typical role during special events (fundraisers, community volunteer days, large group session days, etc.). 


  • 2 Years or more of verifiable equine experience within the past 10 years: handling and care.

  • Valid Drivers license and experience in operating ATV/RTV

  • Reliable transportation

  • Completion of volunteer training program

  • Experience with use of basic office applications and willingness to utilize time tracking system at Freedom Reigns Ranch

  • Be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

    • Lift 50 lbs. regularly​

    • Bend, lift, twist, walk and safely traverse uneven ground

    • Ability to recognize and respond to equine emergencies

    • Ability to work in all weather conditions 

  • Ability to operate a tractor and implements (Kubota MX5400)


  • Perform the daily horse care and facility maintenance routine (mucking, feeding, cleaning troughs, throwing hay, sweeping, organizing)

  • Perform the daily extended horse care routine (picking feet, applying fly spray, skin and coat treatments, blanketing?)

  • Oversee and work alongside volunteers to complete horse care tasks on days volunteers are assigned.

  • Bring all concerns about equine illness or injury to the immediate attention of the Director.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of barn, shed row, main yard, and common areas.

  • Assist director with any Ranch and facility needs (weed spraying, weed eating, organizing, cleaning, fencing)

  • Utilize Ranch information systems to log hours and update protocols.

  • Work collaboratively with staff improve routines

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled

  • Assist in sessions as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Email your resume and letter of interest to
Interview process involves a phone interview, reference checks, background check and working interview.


Volunteer Coordinator - Full Time - Non-Exempt - Salary
The Volunteer Coordinator is perfect for an individual who has the ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with a variety of individuals, and who aligns with Freedom Reigns Ranch’s core values, upholding the highest ethical and moral standards. It requires being self-motivated, organized, efficient and having excellent time-management skills.

This position is mostly spent volunteer and horse-facing, with some administration time. Strong communication skills, conflict resolution, compassion and empathy, and ability to coach others in an encouraging manner that still facilitates tasks being accomplished with excellence are of utmost importance.

40 Hours per week. Evenings (3 days per week) and Saturdays required.
Option of a 4-day work week exists for the right candidate.


  • 1 Year or more of verifiable equine experience within the last 10 years: handling and care, ownership or consistent lessons.

  • 3 Years or more managing a team of people 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher

  • Completed DISC profile

  • Valid Drivers license 

  • Reliable transportation

  • Proficiency with word processing and office software (xcel/numbers, word/pages), email, and ability to learn and utilize Ranch communication and organization systems effectively.

  • Be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

    • Lift 50 lbs. 

    • Bend, lift, twist, walk and safely traverse uneven ground

    • Ability to work in all weather conditions 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • 1. Volunteer Program

    • A. Implement current training program for new volunteers and provide ongoing training for current volunteers

    • B. Equip program volunteers in areas of horsemanship, discipleship and mentorship

    • C. Provide feedback on volunteer program and training to enhance volunteer program

    • D. Regularly communicate with volunteers to fulfill volunteer needs, schedule volunteers

    • E. Match volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training

    • F. Ensure volunteers follow safety procedures and adhere to the tenants of their training

    • G. Provide direct oversight of volunteers serving during horse care routine

    • H. Cultivate healthy team culture through volunteer care and recognition

    • I. Seek opportunities to grow volunteer program and recruit new volunteers through community outreach

    • J. Help Coordinate Community Work Days and Volunteer Work Groups

    • K. Help Oversee Volunteers for special events (4-6 times/year outside of regular schedule)

  • 2. Horse Care

    • A. Prepare feed supplements and medication for feed routine & feed horses

    • B. Horse care & wellness tasks as assigned

  • 3. Sessions

    • A. Implement sessions (one to three per week)

      • i. Prayerfully prepare and plan for each participant’s/group’s session considering the unique needs of the participants

      • ii. Develop meaningful relationships and facilitate connections with horses to help create opportunities to ignite hope in the participant

      • iii. Facilitate growth in areas of Trust, Boundaries, Communication, Leadership

    • B. Assist in sessions

      • i. Assist session leaders as requested

      • ii. Oversee safety of participants and horses during sessions

  • 4. Other duties as assigned


Email your resume and letter of interest to
Interview process involves a phone interview, reference checks, background check, sit-down and working interview.


Freedom Reigns Ranch would not be possible without the amazing volunteers who give their time and energy to help keep the Ranch running smoothly. We have many volunteer opportunities, and we match volunteers with the right opportunity for them—whether that’s mentoring participants, working with the horses, or helping with other Ranch projects.

We always need more volunteers, and we welcome people from all walks of life to lend us their talents and service. See the full list of volunteer roles.
If you would like to volunteer as a family or you have younger children who want to volunteer, please check out upcoming Community Work Days.

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