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Review for Haven Horse Ranch, St. Augustine, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When you first come upon the place you can't help but notice an atmosphere of peace and calm. Some where that you take all your cares and fore get them for a while. Don't be fooled there is a lot going on. The horses are being fed, groomed. Stalls are being mucked, new saw and shaving spead. Riding lessons, therapy, individual and group.
What I would like to focus on is the group of boys that I help with. It is a six week program that uses the ranch and horses, plus lessons about responsibility and accountability. It is amazing to see a young man scared to death of a horse and in two days riding and being in control of a two thousand pound animal. Seeing the light in the eyes when they know that they have cracked the code of the language of the horse.
The big tough guy seeing that he is not all that and that he has to work with a team to accomplish his goal.
The six week period reach each of the boys to a different degree, some have asked and have been mentors to following groups. We have had contact from the parents of some the boys that gone the program thanking us, telling thaT the difference in their son was like night Nad day.
I pray this work continues

Role:  Volunteer