Charis Youth Ranch home of New Life Thoroughbreds
- Children & Youth
- Veterans & Military Families
Location1900 E Trilby RoadFort Collins, CO 80528 United States
Broken Horses Healing Broken Children.
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and sanctuary retired racehorses by transitioning them from a life of racing into new careers or providing sanctuary for life. Additionally, we endeavor to connect youth from all walks of life with these rescued horses to learn unconditional love and trust, which facilitates healing for both equine and child.
We rescue, rehabilitate, and retrain OTTBs as well as other breeds on occasion from various locations such as racetrack, feedlots, auction houses. We also sanctuary and take in owner surrenders for horses needing retirement. The horses are evaluated and placed in our youth programs which serve at-risk youth and families. We work with area nonprofits who provide services or residential treatment to at-risk youth and families by providing horse sessions as experiential learning. Participants are taught horsemanship and horse care and also help with chores around the ranch.