Mission: "Let no heart or soul, human or equine, fall through the cracks"
Results: Over 2000 youth have attended camp and bonded with a rescue horse. Over 75 horses have been rescued and given a forever home, love and security. Countless youth and adults have taken lessons and attended horsemanship clinics over the past 12 years to become better, more sympathetic horsemen. Those same riders will always carry with them what they learned while here: That every life matters and every one of us can make a difference in one horses life.
Target demographics: create encourage Leadership, Teamwork, Self Confidence and Good Horsemanship.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 120 youth ages 7-17 and 25 rescue, senior and "unwanted" horses.
Geographic areas served: building confidence in youth through learning good horsemanship skills
Programs: Camp Confidence, residential summer horse camps for kids.
Spring and Fall Horsemanship programs.
Lease for Learning programs
I found Lost Creek Ranch about two and a half years ago when my boys were at camp. I wanted a break from my two sons with special needs and a very active high schooler. I was welcomed, accepted, challenged and learned alot. I stayed on and actually now get a caregiver for the boys so I can have rejuvenating time for me. I have learned from Lynette (owner) how to understand horses and how to ride better. I have gained friendships with many of the woman there. The at risk youth program, intern program and youth camps are an important part of why the ranch exists. Lynette is a strong believer in giving these special horses a new job and allowing youth to grow through asset based experiences and the companionship of a horse. This place has changed my life. I am eager to have our indoor arena completed this fall so that we can ride on site in the winter as well as the summer. This will allow continuity in our programs and keep the horses engaged and in shape in the winter as well.