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All Souls Rescue

Zuma's Rescue Ranch serves as advocate and mentor for abused and neglected horses in need. These horses are providing alternative learning opportunities for children, teaching them about trust and love helping both to take their next step successfully into our world.

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Horsemanship 101-106 classes

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Animals
At-Risk Populations
Veterans
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

We have designed a six part series including everything from breeds and nutrition to conformation and riding with everything equine in between.
These classes are designed to create competent and compassionate horse partners.
Breeds
Feeds
Health and Welfare
Lameness and Illness care
Proper stabling, fencing and water troughs for horse environment
Training un touched horses
Retraining horses with training challenges
Ground driving horses with long lines
Saddle fit
Balanced rider posture in the saddle
Riding from the feel


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Evidence of Program's Success

The program participants graduating from this program have better self awareness, more compassion increased self esteem and humane horse handling skills.

Horse Rescue

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Animals

Description

Through the Horse Rescue program we are able to rescue, retrain, rehabilitate, and eventually re-home unwanted horses in need. In addition to the "rescue through adoption" process, we are proactively reducing the number of unwanted horses in need by promoting ethical use of animals in therapeutic and recreational settings, by incorporating animal welfare standards in equine assisted therapies and recreation organizations, by educating potential new horse owners in proper horse care and responsible breeding practices, and by raising public awareness of our rescue/ shelter options.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Last year we rescued eight horses, rehabilitated seven horses, trained six horses, and had three horses adopted. Our Horse Rescue program goal for 2012 is to train at least nine horses and adopt out at least nine of our current horses, in order to optimize our sheltering for new rescued horses.

Zuma's Equine Assited Learning (Z.E.A.L.) Program

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Families
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The Z.E.A.L. program provides academic tutoring, mentoring and equine-assisted learning for at-risk youth.

This program began in January, 2009 and runs two days a week for different age groups: 7-12 years and 13-19 years. The goal of the program is to assist in identity development, increase coping skills and self efficacy and foster long lasting relationships with mentors and horses. Behaviors addressed include truancy, tantrums, disrespect toward peers and adults, improved academic performance, aggression and property destruction, as well as any concerns of the foster or biological parents, case managers or other service providers

Once children's emotional needs are met and they adopt a willingness to learn, the program helps participants improve academically. In addition, eligible participants may earn certification and have the opportunity to be placed in an internship within the business community. A strategic learning plan may also be set up for those who wish to pursue a college career.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Children who originally enter the program arrive with the intent of completing one session; however, 90% of all kids enroll in future sessions, which shows that the program is working.

Also, 80% of children are referral based by former family and child participants of the programs, testifying to the success of the program.

Teachers who have students that completed the program have noticed a significant increase in grades, behavioral and anger management, and communication skills.

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