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SPECIALIZED HORSE CARE

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At Inspiration Ranch, we know that our horses provide the healing our participants and families need and cannot find in another therapeutic setting. We honor our horses by maintaining a partnership approach, focusing on their well-being and positive relationships with our volunteers, clients, and staff. By doing so, we hope to keep our horses happy and healthy and heal our families for many years! Horses thrive when their care, handling, and environment are consistent and suited to their needs.

 

We use the following guidelines to ensure our herd are happy, healthy, and ready for their lessons:

Boarding – Inspiration Ranch’s horses live outside 24/7 in a herd environment. We have large pastures and a dry lot track so that we can change their turnout based on each horse.

Handling – Staff members work with volunteers regularly, so the complete team has a similar approach to horse handling that focuses on safety, partnership, confidence, and FUN!

Hoof Care – Inspiration Ranch’s horses are maintained on a 6-week schedule to ensure they are comfortable and sound. Our farrier works closely with a veterinarian to trim each horse as best as possible.

Diet - Horses' digestive systems are designed for constant nibbling; our horses have access to coastal hay at all times and are supplemented with grain and supplements.

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