Summer is in full swing at Lost Creek Ranch
The ranch is once again filled with the sound of laughter and excited campers getting to know "their" horse. Days are long and start with breakfast followed by chores then morning riding session which lasts until lunch time. During morning session campers work in groups on equitation (proper riding form) and the fundamentals of good horsemanship. After lunch and rest time it is back to the arena for one on one lessons to advance their skills. In between riding the campers bath horses, groom our seniors and play games the end of the day includes dinner on the grill and stories and songs around the campfire- and of course s'mores!
Tuesday Nite Kids Group Lesson (6:00pm $25) is filling up! We are going to add another lesson day soon. Remember private ($35) and semi private (2-3 youth $30/rider) are available with Ruth most days and evenings- call or email to get on the schedule.
Lost Creek Ranch Camp Confidence is the best horse camp in Wisconsin! Join us for a week filled with fun, learning and making new friends all while building new skills and gaining confidence.
Lost Creek Ranch Camp Confidence earned its 501(c)3 non profit status in 2009 and we are proud to be a widely respected horse rescue that takes in horses of all ages and physical conditions, gets them the proper vet care, nutrition and the farrier work they need then once they are healthy trains them for a job they will love at the ranch- their new forever home. Our herd is kept fit and healthy by being ridden and worked with in our many programs from lessons to camps- even our oldest seniors love to work with the littlest riders or timid beginners. The younger horses get a new start in life with training and our UWRF interns learn new skills and develop the patience required to be effective with horses.
It all comes full circle here at Lost Creek Ranch!
Hay Fund 2013
Due to last seasons drought our hay bill for this winter has doubled. We currently feed about 20 bales per day at $5/ bale. Please donate online or send a check if you can help. Thanks for your support!
You can also support the ranch by purchasing fine art photos by Happily Ever After. Check out the online gallery & see if your favorite horses are featured
(below are a few of our favorites!)
Howdy, from Lost Creek Ranch!!! If you have a love for horses and nature this is the place to be. We are located in a secluded valley, surrounded by whispering pines and an abundance of wildlife. Bordered by the famous Lost Creek trout stream, eagles soar above the ranch making you feel like you’ve stepped into a little piece of heaven. We offer lessons, training, and leasing. Here at Lost Creek you will experience lots of TLC for the horses and family. We have hours of beautiful trails to ride on along with picnic and camp sites, making every night a good night for a camp fire. Lost Creek Ranch offers a large outdoor lighted arena, round pen, large paddocks and stalls. Shelter is provided in all of our turn out areas. Our annual CAMP CONFIDENCE residential kids camps starts the second week in June, with ongoing sessions through out the summer. It’s always a favorite among the kids and parents! The children stay in our bunkhouse and have their own horse for the week they’re here. At the end of every camp session we put on a horse show for family and friends to show what we have accomplished together.
We are an official 501(c) non-profit organization as of November 2009. Visit our Sponsor a Horse or Child page for more information on this wonderful opportunity to help horses and children who could benefit from your gift of kindness. Many of our kids' lesson and camp horses were either rescued, given to us in hopes of providing them a more fulfilling life, or else given to us simply because they were no longer wanted. Some are seniors who require special diets and/or supplements and more frequent dental care. Others have certain medical, joint and/or hoof issues that also require specialized diets, supplements and frequent appointments with the farrier. Your donations and sponsorships help us meet all their individual needs. Thank you very much to everyone who has donated in the past!
welcome visitors! If you would like to watch lessons or get a tour of
the ranch call ahead and we will have someone ready to show you around
and introduce you to the herd.
What's Happening Now:
Camp Confidence 2013: Check back soon for 2013 Camp Confidence datesNow Accepting Internship Applications: If you are interested in becoming an intern at Lost Creek Ranch check out our Interns page for more info and how to apply.
Just for FunFollow us on Pinterest: new photos with stories and captions are posted here.
Check out Dillengers Facebook page! Let's see how many friends can Dillinger get. Friend him now and he'll keep you updated on the herd happenings in his own unique way.
Your donation will help horses like Baby Star who was saved from the kill pen and arrived at Lost Creek Ranch on October 13th, 2010. Check the Rescue for updates on their progress and current photos.
Baby Star (above) after three months of nutrition, vet care and loving attention. Baby Star (below) after one year of care and training.
What a difference a year makes! Baby Star has started her under saddle training and one year after arriving at Lost Creek Ranch skinny and shaking she won first place in halter in her very first show!
Baby Star has a bright future thanks to your support. Send Baby Star's story to your friends and family- the more support we have the more horses we can rescue.
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