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Refuge Ranch Ministries


EIN: 47-1804057
Founded: 2014
Refuge Ranch Ministries
221 1st St. SE
BLOOMING PRAIRIE MN 55917
507-319-0063

Physical Address:
7706 Salem Road SW
Byron,MN 55920


Last Updated 2018-06-03

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
RRM's mission is to revive the spirit, rescue the equine and mentor the child. We rescue horses that are impending a death sentence and facilitate one-on-one child mentorships with horses and an adult mentor.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses and also uses horses to provide our services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).

75% of our total programs and services are horse-related.


Volunteer Opportunities


Student Session Mentors Needed
Minimum Age: 18
We are seeking loving adults to partner with us to mentor at-risk youth (ages 4-17 years). Student sessions are located in Byron, MN and run 4x/month May - September for 90 minutes each. Sessions may include hands-on horse time, grooming, riding, bathing the horses, hand-grazing, liberty work, tack cleaning, painting the horses, reading with the kids, crafting, gardening etc. all while listening to the student and providing a safe space for them to talk.


Wish List Items


Current Needs List Summer '18
Purina Enrich Feed
Purina Senior & Senior Active Feed
Purina Strategy Feed
Alfalfa Cubes or Pellets
Horse & Human First Aid Supplies
SmartPak gift certificates for monthly supplements
Quality Rope halters (horse and pony sizes)
Student session items (craft kits, tempera paints, pool noodles, colorful cones, snacks, bottled water)
High def-camera
Two new trailer tires
Computer software
Epson 702 printer ink
New helmets with adjustment dials in varying sizes
​Blocker Tie Rings
Post-It Notes
Utility Tractor
Arena Footing Sand and Fencing
3 Horse + Trailer
Compact Manure Spreader
4x4 Truck (3/4 ton + towing capacity)
Heavy duty water hoses
​​Acreage in SE Minnesota for RRM's "home" (we currently board out of a boarding facility)
Colored paper
Card stock paper (white or colored)
File folders (new or slightly used)
Mailing labels
Postage stamps
Laptop
Label Maker
Laminator
Shredder
Bottled water
​Silent Auction Baskets & Items (Spring & Fall Fundraisers)
Gift cards (Fleet Farm, Runnings, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Staples, gas cards for community outing events)

Current Needs List Winter '18
Purina Enrich Feed
SmartPak gift certificates for monthly supplements
Quality Rope halters (horse and pony sizes)
Student session items (craft kits, tempera paints, pool noodles, colorful cones, snacks, bottled water)
High def-camera
Two new trailer tires
Computer software
Epson XP-434 printer ink
New helmets with adjustment dials in varying sizes.


*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.