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 


Summer 2021 Programs


Educational Riding Program.


Activities for 2021


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 2021 Season

  •  Tractor Supply Company

  •  Fleet Farm

  •  Boot Barn

  •  Gold Key Reality

  •  Branch Construction

  •  Hatch Trucking

  •  Diamond M Concrete Coatings

  •  Handyman AL

  •  All Star Construction 



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

(605) 519-0552

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