Image of Hope Ranch's facility is open year round with a limited schedule from November through March. The number of sessions available each week depends on the number of leaders and volunteers we have available.
Sessions are scheduled on Monday-Friday
10:00 am -5:30 pm
10:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Open March 1 through December 15
This fall we will be implementing our Preschool Program. This program will offer a place for preschools to take a field trip and learn about horses. There will be stations set up for the preschoolers to learn the science of horses, grooming them, about the different tools used when working with horses. They will also get to meet the horses and ride if they like. .
How Can I Participate?
Our program is open to children, teens and adults of all ages. We understand that everyone faces their own unique set of challenges, so the guest must want to participate. Our leaders work hard to adapt the program to meet the individual need of the child, teen or adult.
We do not wish to turn anyone away, but there are a limited number of sessions available for each week. Although we cannot guarantee a session for everyone who wants one, we do our best to accommodate as many as possible.
To sign up for a session call us at 260-409-9860. Because we spend a lot of time at the barn with the horses, we may not answer immediately but please leave a message and we will return your call within 24 hours.
Teen Mentoring Program
Our Teen Mentoring Program pairs a teen mentor with a teen who may be having difficulties at school or home. A place where they can let go of their troubles for awhile and make new friends. They come once a week to volunteer at the ranch. With all of the bullying that goes on at schools what if there was a program to help a teen who is feeling alone or who is bullied sometimes to the extent that violence becomes their answer. A place where they can spend time with a peer doing something that makes them feel worthwhile, but most of all to feel accepted and able to talk things over with someone they can relate to. This is the purpose of our Teen Mentoring Program and we have had great success with this program.
Like our Teen Mentoring Program we also offer a Veteran Mentoring Program. A place where Veterans can volunteer with a fellow Veteran who understands some of the things they may be struggling with. We have also teamed up with our local Veteran Center to offer Group Sessions.
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