PJJR Ranch Corp dba The Veterans Ranch is a faith based 501c3 non profit Veteran ran and owned organization Tax ID#: 82-3947323. We were formed in 2017 with the mission to work with Veterans and their families through horses known as equine therapy. It is our sole purpose in life to assist these great Americans and their familes to start to lay down any heavy coats of burden that they may still be hanging on to and walking off as a new and improved version of themselves. We do not charge Veterans and their immediate household family members for the horse programs that we provide. They signed their name on the dotted line to potentially give their last full measure of devotion for their country. That is all the payment that we need.
If this is the first time that you have heard about The Veterans Ranch we welcome you. If you are possibly looking for a new non profit to donate to we encourage you to go through the site, and see more about who we are and what we do and please make sure to watch our Veteran testimonial video as well. We want to thank you for taking your time to go through our site, for your continued support, and for showing support for our Veteran community that needs our help.
For The Love Of A Horse
A benefit of working with horses is the fact that humans and animals require no words to communicate.
This opens up a line of communication that may not be breached were the Veteran trying to reach a traditional therapist.
One unique aspect about working with horses is the way that these animals intuitively mirror feelings that a Veteran may be experiencing – whether or not they are aware of it. Horses are very empathetic and they may reflect sadness, angst, or discomfort back towards the person they are working with.
This can help to promote self-awareness and open-mindedness, should the person make an active effort to interpret their horse’s behavior as a reflection of their own. This feedback loop can help an individual see deeper into the patterning of their own brain, leading them to understand their emotional reactions.
A Soldiers Story
A Veteran's Ranch Success
At one of our Veteran horse clinics we paired up an active duty Airman with the most gentle 18 hand high horse (6 feet from hoof to the top of the shoulder or withers as they are known) and this gentleman was maybe 5’5″ with boots on. You could feel the tension just pouring off of him and the horse was agitated because of this. His wife came over to us and said J.R. you got to help my husband he is freaking out. So I and a retired Marine went over and talked to him. We found out that he was from the Bronx and he had never even seen a horse much less be on one of this size.
We finally got him on the horse but then he was over squeezing his legs and pulling on the reigns because he thought that he was going to fall off. We showed him how to breath, and relax and once he did the horse started immediately responding to him more favorably. We took him around and showed him how to guide the horse more with his feet than with his hands and once he was comfortable we took him out on a trail ride.
By the time we came back he had an ear to ear grin on his face. We asked how he was doing, and he said, “well, I’m walking a little funny but I want to get something to drink and can I please go out on the next ride?” Ladies and gentleman, we and the horse did our job. We helped someone over come a fear that he didn’t even know that he had. He left there that day standing just a bit taller, prouder, and more confident in himself. His wife who had been riding for over 20 years was very proud of him as were we.
When you Donate to The Veterans Ranch
Your donations go to support
The Purchase and Care of Horses
You will be able to help us get horses for Veterans and their families to ride and work with on their journey to becoming new and improved versions of themselves.
Feeding and Hay
Horses eat a lot every day. So you will be helping feed these majestic animals to stay strong.
We want to offer the best equipment we can for the protection of the horse and the comfort of the rider.
Veterans will have the ability to stay in cabins for up to a year at a time free of charge and go through our programs.
Bridles and Halters
These are all vital parts to working with a horse. Like any part, they can wear out. We will always have always have the best and safest equipmet to use.
Hiring of Veterans
We only hire Veterans and their immediate household family. So if you have a DD214 in your house then we can talk.