"My son has showed more thought and kindness in his actions since attending. I have seen a huge decrease in his hair pulling episodes, most has grown back! He continually talks about the primary horse he used and relationship he formed with him. The knowledge of what he has learned about horses is something he is proud to share with others." ~ a session parent
"This camp was everything I wanted to teach my daughter: faith in God, love and respect for all his creatures, and of course fun!" ~ a camp parent
"My son really doesn't like to leave our home. He doesn't like to participate in anything but he loves going to the ranch and spending time with the animals and the people." ~ a session parent
"My daughter is a very active little girl, however working with the horses she is forced to slow down. She is asked to sit on top of the horse while it walked around, up and down hills through the woods. For a girl who struggles to sit still for 10 mins to eat and struggles to sit on the carpet at school. She has easily sat steady on top of Jasper for a significant amount of time. I am then able to use this time and say “remember when you sat so still on Jasper that is what I need you to do right now.” Although this seems like such a little accomplishment, it’s huge. While on the ranch she is also taught responsibility and is able to help on the ranch, this is something that my daughter adores doing, especially mucking, the physical/heavy work helped ground her. I truly feel she would do it the whole time! Bringing her to Crossfire ranch has allowed her to be in a different environment, explore not only the horses but the surrounding area, (pond, apple tree, little flowers, small eggs) and help find ways to regulate herself and energy. I can’t even explain how much Crossfire ranch has blessed our family in the two visits we’ve been there." ~ a session parent
"Omg! Maybe this is working. [My son] is having an emotional meltdown today. I haven’t seen him cry in so long and express at the same time how he feels." ~a session parent
"My girls got to experience a passion of theirs and it really drove their love for horses through the roof. It was so awesome for them to be able to explore this passion in a Christian environment." ~ a camp parent
"I was very shy and withdrawn back then and God can always be there for you! I'm a Christian and coming here was a God thing! My life was changed from being shy and mousy, but now I'm feeling more confident, bold, and more outgoing. I've always loved animals and had a thing for them. I feel like God brought me here to work with new faces, animals, and people alike to bring out my inner confidence. Because God knows who I am and what I learned here, He lead me to where He knows who I am. His child and His strength has made me stand out and be bold. God can change your life, and this ranch is a great place to be. God can do anything for you, and He loves you very much! You'll love the people here who are friendly and the kind animals here to work with." -CFR kiddo
"...But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."