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Winter not a problem this year at “Barb” Wire Ranch

February 2, 2017
By John Speer - e Director of Creative Services with Area Education Agency 2 6 7 ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

"We've been riding all winter" report Susan and Ryan Crain, the owners operators of "Barb" Wire Ranch, the equine therapy and traditional western horse facility located just east of Toledo at 2048 305th St.

The Crains are in their first winter using their new arena which allows for activities in all types of weather.

They've acquired two local sponsors for local riders including the Flaming Office Bar and Grill in Toledo which has already sponsored a therapy rider for four months. A second local business which has chosen to remain anonymous has agreed to sponsor a rider or donate riding charges for up to 12 months.

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The arena built last year at the “Barb” Wire Ranch just east of Toledo has enabled therapy and pleasure rides and lessons to continue regardless of weather.
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Also, the grandparents of a rider have donated an adaptive saddle and a rider "worker" has made a large donation.

The equine therapy is aimed at people of all ages with special needs according to the Crains They believe the interaction with their horses for those with physical or emotional needs has a healing and uplifting effect.

"Barb" Wire Ranch also offers traditional western riding lessons for all levels of riders both in groups and in private sessions. You can learn to ride or hone your skills in advanced training.

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Learn more- Ryan's phone 641-750-7334, Susan's phone 507-450-8656


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