Bit-O-Heaven Ranch Inc
Rating: 3 stars 4 reviews
Location: 13453 Olen Ave % Tracy Totton-Martin Bakersfield CA 93311 USA
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I have been volunteering at the ranch for almost 6 years. I water, clean stalls, groom, walk, turn out and sometimes ride these beautiful horses. I feel very lucky to be able to do all these things and its all free. I get more from being around these horses than I could ever do for them. They are well cared for and healthy. They still have a lot of love to give and are a joy to be around. If you love horses and want to help this is place to be.
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My family volunteered out there. We used to clean several stalls each time we were there until the owner made us feel quite unwelcome. Seemed our work was never quite enough no matter how many stalls were cleaned. All the boarders moved elsewhere for the same fact as well as the older staff. They have a bunch of kids (around 11 years old) running the place as the owners spend most of their time at their house (which is on the property). My daughter took lessons as well, since we've moved everybody has told us she was taught incorrectly how to saddle her horse and ride.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
a volunteer status
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have better instructors, explain to the owners how an actual "resuce" works. She do not find new homes, just has people "sponser" the horses. Let people out there at better times. She closes the gates at 5:00 year round (this means you get to ride/clean in the 100 plus temps rather than going out in the evenings). The owner should actually do half the things she claims she does.