Children, horses and scenes at the ranch
Welcome to a special place of rescue, hope, restoration and everyday miracles nestled in the coastal hills of central California!

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Morning Star Youth Ranch on You Tube!

The ranch is OPEN April to October 2012.

Girls getting ready to saddle up
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Who we are:
Morning Star Youth Ranch is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 
We mentor and teach youth, support and encourage families, and rescue and rehabilitate horses in a nurturing environment of hope and restoration.
silohuette of horseWhat we do:
With Youth: We invite youth accompanied by their parents or guardians to travel the dusty road to our ranch, meet the horses and staff and learn what our angels in horsehair have to share. The only requirement is that each child has a desire to come and a willingness to try.
With horses: Morning Star Ranch rescues horses in need of nutritional, medical, or emotional care with the goal of restoring them to health and usefulness. We then seek to place them in a positive environment either here on the ranch with visiting youth or in a place consistent with their needs.
rotating images of fun on the ranch
Images of activites at Morning Star
Silohuette of youth with a horseOur program:
Our program pairs one child, one horse, and one leader to meet the individual needs of each one that comes to the ranch. Through observation, the staff will tailor a program that is created to restore the heart and soul, and develop the strengths of each child. Children come by appointment with our program offered at no cost.  Please *click here for our brochure.
Horses play in the pasture
Horses express their joy in the newly fenced pasture. Photos by Kathy Whitacre.
Silohuette of youth with a horseWhat is in process now:
We are building arena areas and a horse hospital, training mentors and volunteers. We are also receiving donations of horse supplies, saddles and safety helmets, etc.

Children come by appointment on a limited basis. Our hope is to serve more children as we grow through the process of mentor training and continue to find funding for the building of our facilities.

How you can help:
We welcome help in many forms! We need help with building projects, repairs, photography, landscaping and more on our scheduled work days. Please fill out and mail or e-mail our *volunteer application so we can contact you. Learn more about how to donate or help with specific needs on our Help page. Thank you!
1385 Exline Road Paso Robles, California 93446 (805) 226-2859 E-mail us Tax ID # 77-0325826
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