Image of Hope Ranch
FAITH IS THE CONFIDENCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR AND THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.
Faith is such a powerful gift from God (Ephesians 2:8–9) Christ told His disciples that, with just a tiny measure of it, the size of a mustard seed, they could move mountains. So, what does it mean to have “mustard seed faith”?
By using the uncommonly small mustard seed as an example, Jesus is speaking figuratively about the incalculable power of God when unleashed in the lives of those with true faith.
HEAL THE HEART WITH THE CONTACT OF HORSES.
Interactions with the horses bring up thought and behavior patterns that are related to the issues that people may find within their own lives. The very size and strength of these majestic animals can stir deeply buried emotions while simultaneously affording opportunities to identify and resolve problems they may be going through and help heal their heart.
RESCUE THE FORGOTTEN, THE NEGLECTED AND THE ABUSED
Some of the horses that Image of Hope Ranch uses for sessions are horses that were rescued by Whispering Pines Horse Ranch. We help forgotten and neglected horses find a purpose in life by giving them a new job. It is our desire to restore hope to these horses that have been through neglect, starvation and sometimes violent abuse. Because they are survivors themselves these horses often lead children and adults by their own example, choosing to move forward in life toward the end goal of HOPE. Together, paired with a caring leader the wounded hearts of a child or adult and horse find healing..
HOPE THAT IS LOST IS LIKE MOVING THROUGH LIFE LIKE A RUDDERLESS SHIP, TOSSED ABOUT IN THE SEA WITHOUT DIRECTION.
Once you lose hope, life seems empty and it is difficult to fill the hole that it leaves without God and being surrounded by people and animals who show you love. Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel, the northern star by which we navigate our lives through trials and difficulties toward our dreams of a better day. Image of Hope Ranch is a place where those who have lost hope can learn to trust again through the unconditional love of a horse.