Southridge Kids Explosion

Bob and Pat brought a group of kids from Southridge Franklin Homes. These kids attended their after school Kids Explosion program this past spring. They won a trip to the ranch for good attendance. We had a great day. It was very HOT, but we had water games to cool everyone off. Some of them […]


Salvation Army

Annie brought a few kids from the Salvation Army summer program for a visit Friday morning. What a beautiful morning to take a ride on a horse. The temp was comfortable with low humidity. The kids a good time riding and they played games while they waited for their horse to be ready. The older […]


Brightmoor Garden Group

We had a VERY HOT weekend at the ranch with our dear friends from Brightmoor Michigan. Everyone had a good time despite the weather. We did a few different things this year, like sack races, relay races, and the three legged race. The two chaperons engaged in this activity and almost made it to the […]


Aware Shelter

Friday, we had a few kids from the Aware Shelter stop by for a visit. They all got to ride one of the horses and play games with Shaun and Darnell. There were smiles all around! We have fun showing the little ones about the horses, Bill really enjoys teaching how to “drive” the horse. […]


Girls Weekend

We had 10 very active excited girls last weekend! What a great time we had. The weather could not have been better. Not too hot and not too cold. The horses did a great job and and all the girls enjoyed their ride. Erin and Carly were the bunkhouse captains and they had as much […]


Salvation Army Visit

Last Friday the Salvation Army came for a visit. The weather was cold and rainy, so we didn’t get to ride the horses. But, we all a good time anyway. The kids made a leather project, played games, and had lunch. Hopefully next time, the weather will be better. They got to see the animals […]


Trip to MIS

Our Friday group was invited to go to MIS Speedway for Shot Rats Award Night. Three of our boys attended the after school program, Shop Rats. They all got a chance to ride in a “wheelie car” and also ride in the Pace Car. It was a beautiful car, but went just too fast for […]

Boys Campout

We had our first overnight camp out last weekend. What a great time we had! The weather was great. Not too hot; not too cold. We had a fun group of boys. I think they all had a good time. We had some teens who helped us out and they were great. While around the […]


Young Travelers Girls

We have five girls in our new Young Travelers group. The cool thing about this group, is they all come from different high schools. After two weeks, they are getting to know each other and we are all enjoying each others company. Last week we took them on a trail ride and discussed the 7 […]


Jackson Family Expo

Saturday we were a part of the Jackson Family Expo at Westwood Mall. It was a good day to be inside; it was very wet outside. I think there were about 20 booths from various non-profit organizations. We each had a healthy snack to give away and an activity for the kids. Our kids were […]