Truhaven Ranch™ is an equine rescue and youth program facility located just outside Winsted, MN, approximately 1 hour west of Minneapolis.
You may have heard of us through newspaper and television coverage, with Truhaven Ranch™ being the lead organization for many equine humane seizures, including the Fillmore 55 equine rescue case that took place in Fillmore County last December, which was one of the largest equine rescue efforts in the State of Minnesota.
Truhaven Ranch™ is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to facilitate the humane care and treatment of equines through rescue and education; and to create or sponsor at-risk youth programs using rescued/rehabilitated equines.
Our Equine program provides a safe haven for all sizes and types of horses, mules, donkeys, miniature horses and ponies. We assess, rehabilitate, and train these animals to prepare them for successful transition to new homes, or for our at-risk youth programs.
Our Youth Programs focus on helping youth who are having a tough time as they grow towards adulthood. They may have experienced trauma, have special development needs, have difficult home circumstances, or simply seem just have the odds stacked against them.
Our goal is to help these young people work through their struggles, refocus and experience unconditional love, support, as well as achievement. We introduce them to the equines that don't judge and don't care about their background or problems; they just offer unconditional positive love and support. The size and strength of horses and other equines, help these children overcome fear, develop confidence, empathy, patience, and respect,. In addition, the responsibility associated with equine care, teach them the rewards of hard work, improve communication skills, and their ability to become more active members in their community.
The rewards as you may imagine, are immense! In the past year, our efforts have seen more than 30 successful equine adoptions, and our youth programs currently engage over 20 continuing participants.
Truhaven Ranch™ is a volunteer-run organization, relying solely on community support to continue our mission. In the USA, over 100,000 horses are relinquished each year from abandonment, neglect or abuse, with only 326 eligible, registered non-profit rescue facilities nationwide equipped to provide assistance.
Our continued programming success relies on the outstanding community support and generous donations provided by individuals and businesses like yours. We hope that you will consider becoming an active supporter of Truhaven Ranch™.