Big Star Ranch, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3)  Your contributions are tax deductible.
Tuition fee's cover a portion of the care and feeding costs of our hard working horses. It is the generous gifts of people like you that help us continue to serve those individuals
who need our services and may not be able to afford them.
New Students

If you are new to the horse world,  we want to assure you that our specialty is working with beginners!
What makes Big Star Ranch different than other horsemanship programs is that our focus is not on riding.
We enable students to experience horses in ways that teach how to build trust, have and build healthy
relationships and communicate in ways that are clear and meaningful.

Time at the ranch will include hands on activities. We encourage independence by teaching our students the right
way to approach a horse, halter and lead it, become a confident horse handler and communicator in the language
of "horse".  We will also cover many other topics to help you understand why horses do what they do, and how we
can become trusted friends and confident leaders.  Many times these conversations help our students in their everyday
lives with family, teachers and friends.

Horses can teach us a lot about ourselves.  

We ask that you wear long pants and closed toed shoes or riding boots, so that you can be safe.  When riding, a ASTI-Certified riding
helmet is required.  We have some on hand for you to use.  Helmets can be purchased at area tack and farm stores, such as Wilco
or Coastal.  They need to fit correctly, so please ask us to show you how.
give you the time you need to learn and experience all you can while you are here.  We do our utmost to provide a safe and peaceful
environment, as those who feel safe are free to learn.  

If life is busy and you need a place where you can relax, spending time here with our horses is a marvelous choice.  
Big Star Ranch, Inc.                                                                                                                                                           503-913-8680
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies