This year we are moving further along the path of developing evidence-based programs for our community, to facilitate healing and growth, through the grace and power of Jesus Christ. Members of our leadership team, who will soon be Certified Horsework Facilitators, are mapping out our Harmony Program for this summer. While these sessions will look […]
Harmony Program Moving Forward
We are delighted to announce that Achaius Ranch has been awarded a $25,000 grant* from the Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF)! This grant provides operating support to compensate for the effects of COVID-19 so that our Harmony Program may continue in 2022. The Harmony Program is designed to address mental health and general wellness needs in our […]
Slow Feeder Hay Nets
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our hay feeders, so we decided to put all the information together in one place for you to read. These are what we have been using for the last 3.5 years. They are homemade slow feeder hay nets and we love them! We first read about them […]
Finding the Right Kind of Teachers
by Elisha McCulloh You want me to do what?! This was often my initial reaction when Tiffany Rowe, Parelli Professional, gave instructions during horsemanship workshops. Jump? Over that? On a horse I hardly know? Or, Canter? Now? Bareback?! But each time, I did as instructed. And I survived. It was never pretty, and that never […]
Now preparing to schedule sessions!
Summer is quickly approaching and we’re eager to open the gates for children and their families to visit, help out, learn, and play at Achaius Ranch! We hope to start offering sessions in late June. (For information about our sessions, please visit our General Info page.)
Patrick of Ireland: Patron Saint of Achaius Ranch
As promised in our last blog post, today we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a post about him and why we’ve chosen him as our “patron Saint.”
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It’s been a mild winter at Achaius Ranch but it’s also been endlessly muddy. We’re pretty sure the horses are ready for the sun to shine a bit brighter!
Our first rescue horses!
Last week was our most exciting week so far on the ranch. We are thrilled to announce that all the hard work we’ve done (so far) preparing the place has paid off: we have brought home our first two rescue horses!
Better fences update
by Elisha McCulloh It’s a rainy morning at the ranch; perfect weather for taking a break from all the hard work outside and sharing the progress we’ve made on the fence project.