3701 S. CUSTER, MCKINNEY, TX 75070

Horse Sanctuary

Rescuing and Caring for Horses

River Ranch Educational Charities provides a Sanctuary operation that rescues unwanted, abused or neglected horses and re-rehabilitates & and re-trains horses for our riding program. The riding programs and summer camp teach important life lessons through interaction with horses; teaching people about the caring and responsibility for a horse and providing children and adults with riding lessons which engage in motor skills and balance.

Horses that come to us are often donated or surrendered by owners who are unable to maintain the care of the horse due to financial hardships. Others are rescued from shelters or poor living conditions.  The sanctuary horses are cared for and evaluated by a licensed veterinarian and worked with by professionals who know and understand horses and their needs. River Ranch Educational Charities has taken in a number of horses over the years, many of which are used in the trail riding and summer camp programs today; others who are unable to join the riding program are allowed to live out their lives just being horses. 

With the assistance of Storybook Ranch, the charity is able to house many horses which would otherwise end up at a kill facility or worse, a processing plant where they would become food for animal consumption. A lot of horses that we take in come to us in dire conditions, however with time, care and proper nutrition, these horses make full recoveries and are able to be placed back into a training and work program where they become valuable members of our team.

River Ranch Educational Charities hopes to continue providing a refuge for these unwanted and neglected animals so our children can continue to engage in outdoor, social activities which benefit both the animal and the child. 

(Currently, the charity is not taking on any more rescue horses at this time, but will as availability allows in the future.)


Storybook Ranch, a River Ranch Educational Charities (RREC) is proud to announce that donations and scholarships totaled over $125,000 the last twelve months.

Storybook Ranch
A River Ranch Educational Charities 501(c)(3) Facility in McKinney, Texas
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