“Why am I doing this? I often find myself asking. I’m weary and we’ve barely began. How will I keep going? I’m not even good at this!” Read the rest of the newsletter as PDF »
Late winter 2013. The promise of new life, of ease, comfort and plenty after a miserably wet winter, a beautiful paint mare awaited springtime. Did she have any sense of foreboding? When the first flame was sparked in her barn, how quickly did she sense her peril? As the flames spread, what heart-wrenching cries did […]
By Nicole Wilson Winter is finally gone and spring is upon us! Sessions start next week and we are prepping for the beginning of a new year. Elisha and I played with some of the horses this past week and they were wonderful!
by Elisha & Rodney McCulloh The passing of an old friend Like much of the country, we’ve had a long, snowy, bone chillingly cold winter here at Achaius Ranch. The herd has made it through in excellent health with the exception of poor old Scooter who, at the ripe old age of 33, lost his […]
by Faith D* When I first signed up for Achaius sessions, I didn’t know what all we would be doing. I was nervous about riding, because I had never really been that close to a horse before. At first, I mostly just groomed and bathed the horses, but after a while, I wanted to branch […]
By Nicole Wilson Recently we were blessed with two new additions to our herd, Midnight and Napoleon. We recently helped a friend of ours purchase a horse trailer, and got to know the man selling it fairly well in the process. He told us that he had a heart attack a year ago and his […]
by Elisha McCulloh What a wonderful first season we’ve had in 2013! Over 100 people visited the ranch, with more than 20 participating in 75 sessions in our youth program. Here are some pictures from our sessions. (More text follows – sorry if it’s too many pictures; we just had so many good ones […]
Written by Nicole Wilson A few weeks ago we had a great group of volunteers come out with the Youth Service Bureau from Crawfordsville. What a fun, hardworking group they were!
Written by Nicole Wilson Last week marked the start of sessions here at Achaius Ranch! We will be open for sessions now through November. Sessions are: ALWAYS free Last 90 minutes Involve one child, one trained adult, and one horse Range from grooming, to playing games, to riding Are tailored to the interests, abilities and […]
Written by Nicole Wilson May is approaching fast, which means sessions will begin in no time! The horses have been on vacation all winter, enjoying the break and the cool weather. Now they’re ready to start meeting more kids and making friends! Because they’ve had such a long break, I’ve been going out a couple […]