Freedom Ride Farms

Animal Assisted Therapy Center

Providing a sanctuary for older horses and farm animals needing a home – fostering that rescue relationship to rescue the hearts of our clients.

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Getting Involved

Save an Animal – Help a Person

Why a sanctuary?

Each year, thousands of animals come to The Humane Society of the United States in desperate need of healing and care. The HSUS and its five affiliated animal care centers, four of which are operated by The Fund for Animals, provide rescue and rehabilitative care for all types of animals. With highly skilled staff and volunteers, each center provides a second chance at life for all animals that enter.

Our sanctuaries, like many others, are accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), meaning we meet or exceed the highest level of objective and peer-reviewed standards of care and governance set for sanctuaries.

Making a Donation

Please accept our thanks in advance of your willingness to support Freedom Ride Farms. The animals in our Sanctuary deserve a safe and loving home.

Help us to provide for the animals and the participants of our farm. Your contribution not only feeds and cares for the animals, it provides services and equipment for disabled individuals and at risk youth. By fostering relationships with the animals we strengthen our veterans, our youth and our community.

Your support brings us one step closer to making this happen.

What we do

Our Services

Everything we do is to educate people on the care and keeping of animals. Students have an opportunity to learn anatomy, grooming, safety around livestock, and nutrition.

therapeutic

Therapeutic riding for mental and physical disabilities.

Riding Lessons

Individual riding lessons by appointment for all youth.

Supplement the Need

We supplement foster care providers, children services, and midland courts by providing instruction and farm experiences to kids in their care. 

Summer Camps

Summer camps utilize the entire farm experience with pigs, cows, horses, goats, alpacas, peacocks, and small domestic pets. Summer camps are week long day camps with two to three hours of riding, gardening, swimming, arts and crafts, etc.

Specific On-Site Therapies

We work with clinicians looking for a specific therapy that includes physical therapy, speech therapy, hippo therapy and counseling on site by their provider.

At Risk Groups

We host groups on the farm for at risk youth exposing them to … and we will accommodate special requests as needed.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

To provide a therapeutic and relaxing environment for emotional and physically challenged individuals. Utilizing rescue farm animals for riding and companionship. To provide a sanctuary for older horses and farm animals needing a home.
Fostering that rescue relationship to rescue the hearts of our clients.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Freedom Ride Farms is always in need of volunteers. From Animal Care to riding assistance side walkers. Training provided to ensure safety. No time limit requirements. Come and be a part of this positive environment and share your gifts with the animals and our patrons.

Upcoming Events

May 25 - Farm Open House

12 – 4 Come meet the animals, explore programs, and tour the facility!

August 6-10 - Bay County Fair

10am – 12pm Freedom Ride Farms will have a booth at the Bay County Fair. Small animal petting zoo.

Tribute

In Loving Memory of Rose

1986 – 2018

Rose was the first rescue horse that started it all! She taught us that, no matter what you have been through in your life, one day you will make a connection that heals the old wounds.

She loved all who came to the farm. For the love of Rose and the lives of people, horses and farm animals touched every day. We only need listen and take time to smell the roses.