Young people need a strong sense of who they are…what they want to stand for…and what kind of life they want to have. The trouble is this kind of reflection generally falls between the cracks in standard school curricula and traditional character education. Reigning Grace Ranch is a real-life working ranch, designed to mentor youth, one-on-one, in a safe encouraging place. We are helping to fill this gap with a program called BE, SOMEBODY! Rather than lecturing kids or telling them what to believe, it takes them on a journey of self-discovery and goal-setting – one that inspires them to reach for the best in themselves.
Horses are prey animals, they are not predators and therefore think very differently from their human counterpart. Horses are also extremely social and family oriented. In a herd, a horse’s life depends on his relationship with the family. In a herd, there is acceptance, discipline, and confidence required to be a member. They are extraordinary communicators, and for a human to be in the presence of the herd is very beneficial for that human. Placing these rehabilitated horses in partnership with children and families that are trying to heal from a traumatic event in their life is magical. The horse is powerful, beautiful and strong. It is honest and present at the moment and the lesson from a horse is that they will never forget where they have come from but they don’t carry the burden into the present because it would endanger the herd.
This is why “Our Counselors” are so important…..
It was no accident that I was meant to be a walking miracle at Reigning Grace Ranch. The official registered Jockey Club name given to me at birth is “Joshua’s Dream.” Appropriately, Joshua in the bible means GOD RESCUES. Indeed, He does! To read more about my story and why I’m so thankful to be at RGR, CLICK HERE!
In biblical terms, Genesis marks the beginning. To Reigning Grace Ranch, as a baby, I marked a new kind of beginning. The beginning of a new kind of love, laughter, adoration, and drive-you-crazy for tiny angels with smaller wings. To learn more about me, CLICK HERE!
My name is Lady Gray, and I am a Walking Horse from Tennessee. I have a sweet disposition and the innocence of an angel. My previous owners loved me so much that I was the only mare in a barn full of expensive show stallions. They felt that I had so much potential to make a difference somehow, that they sheltered me from the normal duties of a mare at a breeding barn. Funny enough, I learned how to be a stallion rather than a mare. I guess you could call me a “tom-boy.” However, true to my form, I am a true southern belle. To learn more about me, CLICK HERE!
All our horses are vital to not only the ranch but also our kids and our programs. They are truly the backbone of making our mission work and we could use your help. We have a variety of options available when it comes to adopting a horse. To learn more about the program, CLICK HERE and please consider talking to us about how your donation can help redeem the horse and child; strengthen the family; discover the spirit!