“This is something that is so special and unique for a small community. For children to be able to interact with horses and the staff at no charge is truly a blessing. Financial support for the ranch would do a great job to help strengthen the children in our community. By investing now in our youth, our community will be healthier in the future with more well-rounded and compassionate teenagers who stay out of trouble and are not involved with juvenile probation or other delinquent behavior.” (Anonymous – taken from 2016 survey of participants.)

Thank you so much for your interest in partnering with Achaius Ranch to touch the lives of children, their families, and rescued horses!


Achaius Ranch is a 501(c)(3) charity, funded by donations, which are tax deductible. All that we do at Achaius Ranch for horses, children, and families is completely free to the recipients, always.

What your donation helps with:


Your donations are crucial to this ministry. Below are some ongoing expenses.

Approximate annual routine* expenses to care forĀ one average horse:

  • $1100 for food
  • $150 for worming and annual vet check with immunizations
  • $100 for dentist
  • $390 for hoof trimming

*abused/neglected and/or horses with physical problems (illness, injury) will require additional care with widely varying expenses.

Of course the ranch has many other expenses and needs, such as:

  • payroll for session leaders
  • insurance
  • training (people and horses)
  • maintaining fences & buildings
  • tack
  • equipment
  • session materials
  • controlling flies
  • landscaping
  • re-seeding pastures


If you would like for your donation to go directly to helping with horse care or expenses for our youth program, we encourage you to participate in either/both of our sponsorship programs:

sponsor a horse

sponsor a session

Please click on the link below to make a donation via PayPal. (You may wish to consider setting up an automatic monthly donation.)

You may also donate by check, payable to Achaius Ranch. Please mail to:

Achaius Ranch

4592 E 750 S

Ladoga, IN 47954