Across the United States, 80 thousand horses are collected and sent to be brutally slaughtered every year.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 92.3% of American horses sent to slaughter are healthy and would be able to live out happy lives if given the chance.

These horses are being discarded due to the public's lack of education and understanding of their needs. We want these horses to know that they are not trash, they are treasure. 

Our mission is to save these horses by educating the public through our outdoor classroom setting which offers a hands on educational program as well as a therapeutic experience for both horse and student.

Our goal is to provide an accessible educational experience through our low-cost riding program as well as topic based clinics.


Meet Our Rescues 


Upcoming Events for 2022

April 2022 - November 2022

All Private Lessons. 

Educational Riding Lessons

For more information and availability please go to our Riding Program Page

Saturday April 9th from 4-6pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Lots of outdoor Spring Activities for the family. Prizes donated from our Local Area Buisnesses! 

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April 29th, 2022
Time: 4-6pm

2022 Clinic Series 
#1 All about the Horse

Our Summer clinic series is geared towards some specific topics that we are excited to expand on.
All About the Horse is an overview on some basic communication skills that will change your relationship with your horse.

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2022 Programs


Educational Riding Program.

We are excited to announce we are offering riding lessons this year. We start at age 4 and go up through adult. Our lessons are structured into 6 levels. Each level requires a minimum of 8 weeks to complete. We go over everything from tack names and parts, grooming, basic anatomy as well as basic care, along with riding instruction and riding time. Our classes are student based and we move at our students learning pace. This means each student's lesson time may vary. This includes instruction on the ground as well as riding time. We start every student from the beginning (Beginner Level) and work our way up to advanced level. Lessons start at $35 per student. There is a $15 increase for each additional level. We require a $55 non-refundable scheduling fee per student to save your time for two months (Per Level). This deposit is separate from your monthly lesson costs. All available times left are at the bottom of our page. We send out invoices in the middle of the month for the following month. The balance is due prior to the first lesson of each month. All payments made are non-refundable. If you decide to give up your time slot once paid for, you can give your spot as a gift certificate to another person. ( We can send Gift Certificates to the person or the family you choose.) We are excited to offer the option of a homeschooled credit to those who are interested in that program please let us know for more details. We must know prior to first lesson.


Activities for 2022

  • March 26th - Open House (@1pm)

  • July 21st - Equestrian Activities

  • Aug. 25th - Game Day

  •  All other Clinics will resume in 2022.


Winter Heated Open Riding

We’re proud to offer our customers wholesome and seasonal Fresh Herbs. Take home a readymade basket or customize your own. There are lots to choose from, and our offerings change depending on the time of year so you’ll always be surprised when you visit us. You should know that everything we sell at our store is grown responsibly and picked in season, so you can fully enjoy nature’s gifts.

Get in Touch

Book Your Birthday Party with Us

We would love for you to Celebrate your Birthday Party with us here at the Ranch. Let all your guests come meet the rescues and hear about what we do here at the Rescue! Enjoy games and some ride time for each participant with a signed waiver. You are able to book our Ranch for your private party time with our registration form. Please understand that all parties are subject to watch the weather as we are an outdoor facility at this time. Please feel free to message us with any additional questions. 


Who We Are!

❤Rafter M Ranch Riding and Rescue Corporation!❤ 

We are a Nonprofit Corporation that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses!

While we do many things along the way our heart is in it for the misunderstood and mistreated horses. We do offer a variety of services all of which the funds go to helping and supporting the heart of our business and our mission.

We rescue and rehab horses and then through a process, find good homes for them. Approved homes in which there is a process, a potential adopter must go through to show that they are a good fit for that horse. We are trying to ensure that the horses we save will never end up back where we found them! 

We do offer riding lessons in the summer as well as transportation for horses on an appointment only basis.

We can offer training and rehab to those neglected and misunderstood horses as well as working with kids and adults who experience the same. Please join us in our mission by donating or by booking some riding lessons!

We are also offering the option to sponsor a rescue and receive a monthly gift from your horse. ❤ We would love to get in touch.

Don't forget to like our Facebook page to keep up on all our updates and progress. Also please encourage your friends to stop by the page and say Hello!

Thank you for all your support!🥰


 Sponsors For Our 2022 Season

  •  Tractor Supply Company

  •  Fleet Farm

  •  Gold Key Reality

  •  Quality Auto

  •  D & M Ag and Supply 

  • Gateway Autoplex 

  • Godfrey Brakes 

  • Play It Again Sports 



Maranda and I have worked together multiple times to save horses from kill pens, and she has been such a gem to work with! She has a heart of gold and truly has the best interest of the horse, and stops at nothing to assure their safety. You will be in good hands trusting Maranda to your horses care!

Get in touch with us today.

15872 SD-44, Caputa, SD 57725, USA

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