Blended Spirits Ranch

Our Horse Rescue Program

We provide a safe haven for horses who have been abused, neglected, or simply unwanted. Since 2007 we have rescued twelve horses. We believe in a natural horsemanship philosophy and we strive to keep their environment, their diets, and their way of life as close to the horses' natural habitat as possible. We believe in balanced barefoot trims vs. shoes, bitless bridles vs. bits in their mouths, and a herd environment vs. stall enclosures. We happily teach our clients how to communicate with their horse using nonverbal body language. Meeting all of our herd's needs provides us with amazing therapy horses that are very eager for human companionship. Blended Spirits Ranch has developed a program for our inner city and residential facility youth. Using therapy horses, we are able to provide a learning experience like no other in Erie County. In a typical year, we are able to provide our services to an average of one hundred youth throughout Erie County. Our program builds self-esteem, gives tools to face the various crises in their lives, and provides coping skills-just to name a few of the outcomes. Most importantly, the program shows the youth what a healthy relationship that is built on trust looks and feels like. The transformation that takes place before our eyes with the youth is not only apparent, but quantitatively measurable.