The Big Idea: to communicate the 'Father Heart' of God
I first got the inspiration for the Ranch whilst at bible college in Colarado. I was told about a ranch in Oregon USA (Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch) that used horses to help disadvantaged children. I was inspired by reading books on their stories and visited the ranch for an information clinic. Whilst there I met a couple from Colarado who ran a similar ranch project - Horses from Heaven. I worked at Horses from Heaven for a year, training the horses and working with the children.
I learnt from both these ranches about how such a project can impact children’s lives and it is my aim that the Father’s Heart Youth Ranch will change lives here in England.
Equine specific first-aider
BA (Hons) Degree in Equine Studies
Qualified horse riding instructor (BHSAI)
British Horse Society register of coaches
Karen is a BHS Level 3 Certified Coach and has worked in the equine industry in various roles for over 20 years.
Karen works at the Equestrian Centre at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell as an instructor technician teaching students on various Equine courses.
She brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the ranch, and makes lessons fun and exciting for all our visitors. Karen shares a particular bond with Lightning as she owned her for 15 years before she joined the ranch herd.
Beccy started volunteering at the ranch in 2015. Throughout her time at FHYR, her love and passion for horses has grown greatly. She has a BSc in Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation and has plans to train as an equine physiotherapist. She helps with both the horse care & sessions at the ranch. Beccy is known as the ranch’s own horse whisperer. She has a patient calm approach with the horses and enjoys teaching & training them. She has had particular success with Murphy, who can be harder to manage at times!