Founded on hope, the ranch is a place where broken children, horses and families can find wholeness, belonging and trust. This richness is expressed through the healing embrace of God’s unconditional love.
Currently, Crystal Peaks serves between four to five thousand visitors a year. What makes this program unique is that most of the 25-30 horses that live on the ranch have been rescued from violent abuse or life threatening neglect. These extraordinary horses, each of which have their own stories of triumph and hope, are paired with one leader and one child for every 90-minute riding session.
These sessions are designed to be adaptable to meet the distinctive needs of each child. Instead of being lost in a group, every child is nurtured by a leader who shares in his or her individual challenges and victories. All of this is done free of charge.
Through hands-on experience, kids are taught the values of hope, family, trust and faith.
Although the primary focus of the ranch is to serve disadvantaged children, the program is available for any child. The only true prerequisite for kids visiting the ranch is that they WANT to participate. A desire to come is an indication of a heart willing to try. It is from this willingness that broken hearts and lives can be lead toward healing.