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“With BR Ranch set in the quiet countryside just


outside the bustling


city of Fredericksburg, there is no doubt that Rachel and Boris


found the perfect place


to expand their work of helping children and adults with equine- assisted therapy.”


T ey have also


recent ly found- ed a nonprof it charitable foun-


ing a house and barn. T ere would be another


test, though, when the contractor they hired to build the barn took their money and disap- peared, leaving the job barely started. What could they do now? T ey had never planned to sell their house in Israel, but that was all they had leſt to go on. T e sale of their house would raise enough money for materials and supplies, but no labor. Together, Rachel and Boris cut every


piece of lumber, drove every nail, hoisted every piece of tin, set every window, door and gate, and built every foot of fence. Boris had designed the entire complex with the horses, students and boarders in mind and it is a beautiful facility that took them over a year to complete, at a slow, steady and loving pace. With BR Ranch set in the quiet countryside


just outside the bustling city of Fredericks- burg, there is no doubt that Rachel and Boris found the perfect place to expand their work of helping children and adults with equine- assisted therapy. They provide therapy to children and adults with at ention defi cit dis- order, at ention defi cit hyperactivity disorder, autism, selected mute, Asperger’s syndrome, Down syndrome, manic depression, aggres- sion, cerebral palsy and hypotonic and muscle disorders. To learn more please visit their website at www.b-r-ranch.com


dation, Sunrise for All, for veterans and disabled individuals who cannot af ford therapeutic riding lessons. To fi nd out how you can become involved in Sunrise for All visit www.sunrise4all.org


Four years ago they started summer camps


open to children with or without special needs. One aspect of children with special needs is that they want to fi t in. T e summer camp is a fun and frolicking four weeks of games, cooking, rodeos and co-operation, which has proven hugely successful in build- ing youngsters’ self-confi dence. Fun and exciting things are happening at


BR Ranch that are changing lives and making dreams come true for Stacy and many others. T ank you, Rachel and Boris, for bringing your own dreams to exit 133B.


Dutch Henry is a novelist and freelance writer who writes about “People & Horses Helping Horses & People.” He resides in Virginia with his wife


of 35 years, Robin, along with his horse and dogs, cats and chickens. You can reach Dutch at dutchhenry@hughes. net. He would love to hear from you. His novel, “We’ll Have the Summer,” is available on Amazon and Dutch’s website www.dutchhenryauthor.com


Silver helps Stacy fi nd her balance before a ride.


Lily and Stacy show off the smiles of love and success.


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