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JOYFUL HORSE PROJECT

Veterans caring for the land, the horses and each other

aka Restoration Ranch   |   Bastrop, TX   |  http://restorationranch.org

Mission

Restoration Ranch provides a safe haven for equine learning and development that nurtures the well bing of veteran families through the gift of the horse.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Beth Lynn Rand

Executive Director

Mr. Derek Knapp

Main address

143 Mills Xing

Bastrop, TX 78602 USA

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EIN

45-4522043

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

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Restoration Ranch Military Veteran Equine Partnership Program

Our veterans program is a unique horsemanship program designed as a recreational and community-building opportunity for retired military families. Veterans and their family members work one-on-one with a horse and a coach while enjoying the camaraderie of other military families and volunteers. The ranch setting offers a relaxed, non-competitive environment where the focus is on learning how to help rehabilitating horses re-establish bonds of trust with people.

The foundation of the program is based on developing a working partnership with the horse. Participants learn to use body language and rope position to clearly communicate and direct the horse. They are asked to actively observe the horse’s response and adjust their own actions accordingly. This process of asking, observing and comparing responses, helps participants begin to develop a feel for the horse and learn how to improve the quality of their work together.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

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JOYFUL HORSE PROJECT

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth Rand

Joyful Horse Project dba Restoration Ranch

Term: 2012 -

Dee Marrs

Restoration Ranch

Rick Zehrer

Restoration Ranch

Jack Crownover

Restoration Ranch

Jeff Hughes

Restoration Ranch

Eileen Depew

Restoration Ranch

Steve Cox

Restoration Ranch

Sue Knolle

Restoration Ranch

Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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