Our first Trail Blazers Summer Camp on Wednesday was a success and lots of fun! Students focused on learning about trust. We began the day with a Bible study on trust, then they had a group trust exercise, next they learned how to have a trusting relationship with their horse on the ground and in the saddle, students also learned to build trust with their horse by taking proper care of it through mucking, grooming, nutrition, and taking care of the tack, next the students created a profile of their horse with their horse’s name, breed, height, weight, and color, then they created a craft to help them remember the day, they bathed their horses, and they ended the day with another trust exercise and water balloon fight.
We are The Right Path are so excited to announce that we have received our premier accreditation through PATH Int’l! If you would like to find out more about PATH Int’l or premier accreditation click here.
Poco & Buttermilk are the 2 newest trainees for the program. These two palamino geldings could be twin brothers! They look so much alike and they have very similar dispositions – quiet & calm. We are hopeful they will be joining the program in our fall semester! Thank you, Andy & Shelda Tuttle and Holly Huffaker, for your generous donations!
Pocoa is a 16 year old Quarter Horse. He was used for trail riding and 4H before coming to the ranch.
Buttermilk is 9 year old Quarter Horse. He was a rescue horse and was also used for trail riding.
Rusty, our missing horse, has been found! Thank you all so much for your help!
Update 3-17-16 Our missing horse has been found! Thank you to everyone who helped!
Rusty is a 7-year-old Quarter Horse/Halflinger cross gelding that belongs to one of our instructors and is being used in the program. He is about 13.1-13.2 hands tall, 750lbs, sorrel with a blaze and socks on both hind feet. He has no brands or tattoos. He went missing near Bristow, OK on Monday, March 14, 2016. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please call 918-859-8543.
William, 8 year old son of Mike & Joshalyn Ocker, went home to his Lord on October 18, 2015. William loved The Right Path and everything to do with it. Before William, Mike was not fond of horses and could not see a benefit to them. He said he would never own one. When William was 2, his physical therapist suggested therapeutic riding and everything changed. After his 15 minute evaluation, William’s legs did not scissor. In the first few weeks of riding, we noticed his core strength developing and he was able to sit up and balance himself without falling. He was much more stable and able to enjoy the things he wanted to do. Soon, we got him his own horse. Then we had 2! But even with his own horses at home to ride, we were all saddened in 2012 when Miss Leslie retired. William missed seeing his friends in class and his volunteers…all people he loved dearly. We soon found that others felt the same way. In February 2013, we moved to the ranch and took over operations. When William went home to heaven, we realized how much this one little boy had changed so many lives. Without William, there would be no therapeutic riding program, no literacy project, no place for at-risk youth, no veteran’s program. So many lives changed because of the love of one little boy. It was then that we determined to create a name for the therapeutic riding program, William’s Walk, and create a funding program so that all rider’s in the program could attend at no charge. William was such a generous and loving boy and he was always happy to share this place with […]