Bringing hope through horses to a hurting community.
Wonder Wood Ranch, a 501(c)3 charitable organization located in Prunedale, California, serves low income, underprivileged, and homeless kids and youth from unreached high crime, at risk areas of Monterey County. Kids learn about horses and ride, usually for the first time in their lives. The look on a kid’s face when he first sits on a horse and realizes there can be more to life than gangs, drugs, and desperation is amazing! From atop a horse, kids find a new perspective, a better perspective, on life.
We also provide crafts, snacks, archery, lessons in grooming, donkey care (Everybody loves donkeys!), and other fun farm animals such as chickens, bunnies, pigs, and a couple chinchillas. We soon hope to add writing and literacy programs and other hope-inspiring activities. Check out our BLOG page for updates on what's new and our EVENTS page for what's coming up next.
Our staff are completely volunteer and we operate solely off private donations and small grants. If you would like to volunteer, or if you have a group of kids that fit our demographic and would like to discuss bringing them to the Ranch, contact us using the form below. We can custom-create programs to specifically suit your group of kids or youth.
We hope you will partner with us to make a positive difference in the lives of kids and in our community!