A Day At DreamCatcher Ranch in Clermont Florida – Great Things Happen Here! @DrmCatcherHorse
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My daughter has always desperately wanted to ride a horse. And I have always desperately wanted to do it for her. However, I am very allergic to horses. Ended up in the ER more times than I can tell you. But still – she is my baby girl and I wanted to make it happen.
Today we had an opportunity to check out Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center in Clermont Florida and what a great day it was!
At DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center they offer Trail Riding, Riding by the Session, Horseback Riding Lessons, Horse / Pony Kids Club, Horse Leasing, Pony Parties, Barn Tours, Pony Rides, and Summer Camps. For all riding activities, tack is included and helmets are available.
DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center is not only a horse rescue center. They are also a working Ranch and they provide lots of services to the public outside of their rescue center activities.
They were founded in 2010 to help prevent cruelty and neglect to wonderful Equine friends. They didn’t set out to open a rescue center – it just sort of happened.
Now, every year they take in horses in desperate need of vet care, food and most of all, love and care to help them trust humans again. Some show up from hoarding situations, others are starvation cases and others are just found and no owners have never come forward.
Most of the horses they take in come from our local Animal Control facility and they get called when the horses have run out of time. If they can’t take them, they usually have to euthanize the horse.
They are extremely passionate about their work and thanks to their wonderful volunteers they are able to continue their quest to bring the horses back to health and either find them a new forever home or give them a forever home at Dreamcatcher.
They have a uniquely extensive riding program, available for all ages and abilities throughout the year. These services enable them to bring in money to keep the rescue going as it is hard to exist on donations and grants alone.
They hope, with local community support of this program so they can continue to support the financial side of the rescue for many years to come.
Their Mission Statement
Our Mission is to help prevent cruelty and neglect to horses in our community by accepting horses in need into our facility on request by our local animal services, owner donations and abandoned or unwanted horses. We will strive to rehabilitate them with individually required diet and vet care and then adopt, retire or retrain these horses to ensure they have a bright and happy future. We provide a last chance prior to euthenisation.
To accomplish this goal we actively solicit donations, create awareness of our facility through fundraisers and community outreach, and also open our facility to the public for various educational and family programs throughout the year to ensure sufficient funding for continued success.
They have 54 horses at the moment, donkeys, alpacas, goats, miniature horses and so much more!
And for your viewing pleasure – Loren Wheatley riding her Palomino horse – Joey
And one more video – silly Sonny is an escape artist – he can easily open up his gate.
And Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated