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Junior Ranchers

Growing Confident, Servant-Hearted Leaders

Junior Ranchers is our group mentorship program for youth ages 9-24. Participants are grouped by age, life circumstances, and gender.

 

Junior Ranchers learn leadership, teamwork, and horsemanship, with a focus on practical application Bible study. Each week, we choose a theme Bible verse and break it down into our own language and everyday application, including an activity with horses that emphasizes the verse’s teaching. We then complete an activity that helps serve the Ranch, such as basic farm chores and horse care.
 
Activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ground work with horses

  • Riding and riding skill development

  • Basic natural horsemanship education

  • Basic, hands-on veterinary care education

  • Bible study and discussion of practical application 

  • Rehabilitation of rescue horses and horse rescue education

  • Leadership, communication, and team building development

  • Farm chores, ranch stewardship, and basic farm equipment education

 
In addition to learning empowering, individual horsemanship and riding skills, Junior Ranchers engage in group activities and service projects. The program's goal is to empower participants to step outside their own limitations of thinking, I'm too young, I don’t know enough, and I only have something to offer if I’m one step ahead of someone else and instead become confident, servant-hearted leaders.



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100% FREE-OF-CHARGE

All Ranch programs are free-of-charge. We rely on the generosity of our donors to ensure we are able to help bring hope and healing to those in our community.

Junior Ranchers must fill out an application each season. We also require participants, parents/guardians, and any Ranch visitors to complete a waiver. Each Junior Rancher group is limited to a certain number of individuals, and all Junior Ranchers must commit to missing no more than one session per season, as lessons are cumulative.