Why Teen Quest has a horse program ~
Our Teen Quest Horse Program is an Outreach
Campers experience the joy of the open countryside, and develop a bond with a horse when they interact and ride a horse at the Teen Quest Ranch. Not only does she experience a great ride, but grows both physically and emotionally. Riding a 1,000 pound horse has an enormous effect on a camper’s self-esteem, builds a sense of self control, self-discipline and accomplishment.
Kids of all abilities and ages are invited to participate in this activity. Learning to follow directions, overcome fears, and develop trust in new situations are all benefits we adults can appreciate. Horseback riding increases balance, motor function, and sensory integration.
Campers experience an exhilarating ride, with a non-judgmental, furry, and quite beautiful friend.
What Happens When you Join our Teen Quest Horse Program?
Throughout the year hundreds of students participate in our equestrian program at the Teen Quest Ranch. We believe our horse program is a big help to students. Your monetary involvement and prayers keep the program strong.
In order to provide tender loving care (farrier work, grain, food & vet fees, horse care, etc), we need about $100 each month to support each animal.
When you join us in this outreach, you are walking alongside us as we guide kids towards a lasting relationship with Christ
We welcome you to come to the Ranch and ride with us during our fall and spring Round-ups or you can make an appointment with our wrangler for a special day of riding.
Pray about your involvement and please join us.
We are asking you to join our herd with your gift of $100, $50, or $30 each month. . . of course, with your prayers for safety and increased outreach to kids.
As a member of our Herd, we welcome you to come to our Open Houses and Round Ups to ride with us different times during the year.
How do you join the Herd?
Pray about your involvement give the most generous amount you are able to give. Your gifts are tax-deductible.
Meet the Herd. . .
A beautiful Tennessee Walker, Phantom loves to have her mane groomed. She is a great line horse, and knows the routine very well. She is a great horse for beginners; even the most timid rider will relax when they see how easy she is to ride.
A Teen Quest legend. He is a sturdy, smart Paint that can be great in the line, or as a lead horse. He has been part of our Teen Quest family for a long time. He was the alpha horse for many years; recently he decided to semi-retire. Cowboy loves his forehead rubbed; he just melts. He acts tough, but at heart he is a big softie.
A Thoroughbred – Haflinger cross, Cassie was born at Teen Quest. She is the youngest of our herd and eager to please and be part of our line. She was named in honor of one of our teens who loved horses, but has gone to be with her Lord.
A chestnut Suffolk draft horse. She is slow, and will not spook at anything! Not for riders who like a horse with “get up and go”, but she will be happy to just eat on the trail and take her time, if she is allowed. She will trot if you insist, but prefers to take her time.
Gracie is our female Paint. She’s a sweetie and loves attention and especially treats! She is very attentive, & listens to everything you say.