Saving Horses and Helping Kids at Duluth Ranch

By KBJR News 1

August 18, 2011 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 8:09 AM CDT

Working in the dirt is a way at life at the Seeds of Love Youth Ranch... but these kids aren't complaining.

The Seeds of Hope saves horses in need and puts kids to work cleaning, brushing and leaning the safe riding techniques.

Katelyn Johnson has been volunteering for four years... and says she loves every minute of it. "I came here, then decided to come here everyday and help out cuz after the first day I came here in the summer, I really like doing the work," she said.

For an hour and a half a week, the kids do chores, groom, then ride.

This non–profit does fund-raising, bags groceries, any thing to offset the $30,000 dollar a year cost to run the ranch.
But, it's the volunteers that keep it going.

"I can't run it without the community help; it takes a lot of people to run this place," said Wendy Krook, director of the Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch.

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