Ruby's Home for Good

Ruby's Home for Good

Where Horses and Humans Thrive

Our Horsemanship Program

Our horsemanship program in full swing. Our veterans and their families are reaping the benefits like bonding with our horses, learning new skills and being outdoors.



Being introduced to the benefits of horses is at the core of our horsemanship program. The first visit educates participants in basic communication with horses. Meeting each horse and letting the horse pick you is the first step in the bonding process.

How to approach a horse, get its attention and the “horseman’s handshake” are the first things we learn.




Once your horse finds you we begin the bonding process. We teach each participant what to look for, how a horse asks questions and how to respond. Cues like where their ears are pointing are taught are vital to communicating with your horse.


While many of our veterans and family members participate in the full horsemanship program there are other avenues to pursue. Some just want a new friend to talk to. Quietly bonding with a horse is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.


While others prefer doing more physical activity. Helping around the facility is a great way to participate while the rest of the family spends time with their horse.

Welcome to Ruby’s Home for Good!

Ruby’s Home for Good was founded in September 2017 after meeting our first horse and organization namesake, Ruby. Ruby, a wild mustang captured in New Mexico from public land by the Bureau of Land Management and destined for slaughter like tens of thousands of American horses each year.

Ruby’s Home for Good has three distinct objectives:

Equine Wellness and Permanance

Horsemanship Education

Community Outreach

We believe in the power of helping others and the transformative benefits of doing so. We create lasting change by providing a safe haven that fosters wellness and builds lasting relationships between horses and humans . Rather than utilizing a direct therapy approach, we employ the proven benefits of being outdoors, engaging in physical activities, helping others, and horsemanship endeavors, to facilitate personal growth in a nonthreatening environment.

We strive to be a resource to help both those veterans who have served our country and these horses that have been poorly served by humans by creating an environment where they can form unique, mutually beneficial relationships.

 

We are proud to hold a Silver rating with Guidestar.org, the largest source of information on nonprofits.