Helping, Encouraging, And Restoring Through Support!
Our team of horses at STR comes to us from a variety of backgrounds. Many of our horses would be considered the “bench warmers” in the competitive horse world due to their “lack of qualifications.” At Strong Tower Ranch, conformation, color, and breed are irrelevant because God looks at the heart, and the hearts of our horses are priceless. Our horses have found their purpose as part of the STR Team. They share the love of Jesus with children and volunteers in a unique way. Many of our horses have gone through the pains of abandonment, abuse, and neglect. They bring comfort and joy to people who have faced similar challenges and together they find love, refuge and HOPE. How does this happen? Horses have been shown to have high emotional intelligence and can feel what we feel! Horses can sense emotional pain and are able to show empathy and compassion. God created the horse with a HUGE HEART!
This is an opportunity to deepen your investment in the mission of STR! You can have an impact by sponsoring TEAM STRONG HEARTS (Helping, Encouraging, And Restoring Through Support!) Your support will help keep the herd fit and healthy so that they can continue to deliver hope and unconditional love to the hundreds of children that visit the ranch each year! Along with other team sponsors, you will be supporting the backbone of our horsemanship programs: Remnants, GATES, SPURS, Trail Rides, Summer Camps, and Equine Team Building.
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Become a sponsor of Team Strong Hearts !
Choose from the opportunities listed below. Support the Team Today!
Feed and hay costs are huge! Round bales, square bales, bags of feed, and supplements are what we need to keep our horses happy and healthy.
- Donate a square bale: $5 ea.
- Donate a round bale: $65 ea. one-time or monthly
- Donate a bag of horse feed: $30.00 ea. one-time or monthly
Barn Supply Sponsor
In our barn we use various products (pine shavings, lime, pellets, etc.) to keep our horse stalls comfy and cozy. To keep the horses’ tack in good condition, we purchase various cleaning supplies. We also have to keep on hand a variety of horse first-aid supplies for any minor injuries.
A healthy horse is a happy horse. Each horse receives a yearly veterinary visit that includes a general check-up, immunizations, dental work, and proper deworming medication thru out the year. The horse’s hoof is one of the most amazing creations designed by God. To maintain a healthy hoof, a horse needs to receive general farrier care 6-8 times a year.
- Annual Well-Care for one horse : $220
- One farrier visit for one horse: $25
- Eight farrier visits for one horse for one year: $200
Be a Cheerleader
Our horses love their sweet treats. Donations of carrots, apples, and peppermints are always welcome and thoroughly enjoyed. This is a great gift idea for the STR lover in your family and a wonderful way to be part of the team. It is a small investment but greatly appreciated.
Be a SUPER FAN
Being a SUPER Fan means sponsoring one horse’s feed, farrier care, and well-care for a year. It is not only a great gift idea, but also a perfect outreach for church and school groups, business organizations, and 4H clubs. Also, it is a beautiful way to honor or pay tribute to a loved one. Become a Super Fan and be a part of this rewarding team bringing hope to the hopeless!
Support Team Strong Hearts by donating any amount.
Meet the members of Team Strong Hearts!
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST
Our beloved Solomon is facing a major surgery next week. He has been diagnosed with cancer and has 3 tumors growing on his jaw. We have, after many prayers and discussions with our vet, decided to schedule surgery next week. This is a major surgery. Everyone who has been at STR for any amount of time has a “Solomon/Solly” story. He is the only horse who was born at the STR barn 18 years ago! This IS his home. He has been a teacher, companion and friend to many of our kids and adults. God has used this animal in many ways to reach out to trouble youth, at risk teens, adults suffering with anxiety and depression. He has helped kids overcome bullying issues and other struggles that kids face today. God has used this animal to serve His kingdom, and we are thankful. Perhaps, God is using him again, teaching us to lean on Him for understanding, prayer and comfort. We ask for prayers for this big fella, we ask for Thanksgiving to God for giving us this amazing friend, we pray for His will in this situation to be done. Thank you everyone! Please keep Solly in your hearts, especially next Wednesday morning, also pray for the vet, vet techs, and our horsemanship leaders as they will be with him and will need your love and support to make tough decisions.
Here is the info:
Surgery is Sept. 4th at 8am. The cost per hour of surgery with no complications is $1200 to $1500. Pray for surgery to only last 1 hour. If you feel led to assist with the cost of surgery and his after care, you can give by making a one time on-line donation or by sending a check to: Strong Tower Ranch, 600 Sunshine Lane, Wright City, MO 63390. When sending in a check, please include a note that states it is for Solomon’s care.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Team Strong Hearts. Your investment not only helps us provide for our herd, but also allows us to bless all who come here with a place of joy, hope, and refuge. All sponsors will receive updates about the team.
Please note, all sponsorship funds collected will be used at our discretion to ensure proper care for the entire team. This agreement in no way entitles sponsor to ownership and/or exclusive privileges or access to sponsored animal or ranch property. STR accepts all liability, expressed and/or implied, for sponsored equine. Sponsor has the right to cancel this agreement with a 30 day notice to STR administration. All monies received from sponsor to date of cancellation remain the property of STR.
Strong Tower Ranch has been established as a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations are tax deductible.