Welcome to H.U.G.S. Ranch

Our mission is to encourage mental, emotional, physical, and social healing to hurting children and rescued, unwanted, or donated equines by allowing them to share together in experiencing Hope, Understanding, Guidance, and Support in a no-cost, safe, Christian environment.

We are still looking for mentors to volunteer this summer.

Come learn more about H.U.G.S. Ranch, what we do, and how children are healed through our programs.


Please join us on

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Byron Township Community Center

2120 76th St SW

Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Please RSVP by May 1, 2019

Donations accepted at the event, but not required.

Register below.

H.UG.S. Ranch aims to provide a faith-based, non-threatening environment where rescued horses, children and adults with a variety of needs can help each other heal.

Our goal is to provide a ranch where children, ages 5 -18, can be mentored and nurtured. Together, the children, mentors, wranglers and horses experience unconditional love, freedom to trust, and the ability to see dreams realized. It is our hope and prayer that self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, dignity, improved social skills, and independence will be developed as participants learn unconditional love and acceptance through Christ, who brings love, hope, and peace.

H.U.G.S. Ranch reaches out to serve the families of participants, schools, social agencies and surrounding communities.

Each session pairs one child with a horse, wrangler and mentor. During their one-hour session, each child is given a horse. They spend time doing light chores, grooming, riding, exploring their faith and just spending great one on one time together. In addition to our one on one sessions, we also provide large group sessions.

One little girl was working in the round pen with her horse doing lunging (he was running in a circle) when the lunging was completed, she stood by the fence and the horse came up to her. Her whole world opened up - she said, “He trusts me.” The trust she witnessed that day changed her life.

Caleb's Story