Junior Ranchers is our group mentorship program for girls ages 10-15. Girls commit to one full season (February-May, June & July, or September-November) every other Thursday or Friday from 3:45-7:30pm or and engage in group leadership and horsemanship training, focused on a increasing in their capacity to serve at the Ranch and competency as horsewomen.
Each week, a theme Bible verse is chosen and we break it down into our own language and every-day application, including an activity with the horses that emphasizes what the verse is teaching us. We then complete an activity that helps serve the Ranch's mission that includes some basic farm chores and horse care.
Activities include (but are not limited to):
-Basic natural horsemanship education
-Ground work with horses
-Riding and developing riding skills
-Basic veterinary care (hands-on education)
-Assisting in the rehabilitation of rescue horses, understanding horse rescue
-Farm Chores and learning how to steward a Ranch and use basic farm equipment
-Bible study and discussion of practical application of Bible verses
-Leadership equipping, communication skills development, and team building activities
After girls complete one season of Junior Ranchers ("JR1") they are invited to come back as a "JR2" and are paired up with a JR1 girl to help lead them through the program. They are empowered to step outside of their own self-limitations of "I'm too young" and "don't know enough" to "as long as I'm just one step ahead of someone else, I have something to offer them".
An application is required for Junior Ranchers each season. Due to the intentional nature of the season, each JR group is limited to 10 girls, and all girls must commit to missing no more than one JR day as lessons are cumulative.
CURRENTLY ENROLLING JUNIOR RANCHERS FOR SPRING 2020
(Fall 2019 season is in full swing!)
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