HACNM Ranch Program

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HACNM Ranch Program

Postby Ihateshaun » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:08 am

Doing more searches for "Shaun Lawrence Colorado" on Google I found this. Same phone number as on the WUFA card I have.. didn't know he was a cowboy!

Monday, November 12, 2007
Bounty Hunter Pays for Disadvantaged Kids to Ride Horses
As Vanessa Barron steps into the stirrups for the first time, the 13-year-old thinks about how to stay on the saddle, how to make her horse go, and how to stop. She's not thinking about her problems.

"The horses make you feel like you're someone else or something," said Barron. She lives in a homeless shelter with her family. "It's kinda hard for us to be living like that," she said.

But Saturday, Barron can focus on riding horses. She's taking part in the HACNM Ranch Program.

"It stands for Homeless, Abused Children – No More," said Shaun Lawrence.

Lawrence is a bounty hunter. He has owned horses ever since he was a child and just wants to help needy children and disabled ones experience the joy of riding a horse.

"Something they probably would never get to do in their lifetime, mainly because of the expense," said Lawrence.

The expense is something Lawrence is taking on himself. He pays more than $7,000 each month to maintain the 10 horses used in the program.

"I love seeing kids smile. I love seeing them being happy," said Lawrence. "A lot of them today came and when they first came, they were so sad and now they're all having a good time. They're laughing and to me that's worth more than money itself."

"It's kinda great for them to do that for us," said Barron.

Lawrence says you can't put a price on helping kids forget about their daily lives.

"Kind of all your worries just go away when you're on a horse and I think the kids feel that, too," said Lawrence. "A lot of them just forget about everything when they're out here. You know a lot of those kids come from homes where they haven't eaten in several days. They've never even owned an animal."

With his program, they get to look the horses in the eyes. They get to feed them and pet them. Lawrence says they get to experience the magic that has captivated people all around Colorado.

"For them to just even (experience) for them a brief moment," said Lawrence. "Yeah, we only come out here and do it for three hours, but that three hours is going to last them forever."

If you want to help the HACNM Ranch Program, Lawrence is looking for volunteers, hay donations or cash to help care for the horses. Donors can call him at 720-404-0250.

After experiencing horses for the first time, Barron is now looking forward to her next ride.

"I've been on that horse, I've been on that horse," she said. "I wanna ride another one."

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Re: HACNM Ranch Program

Postby Ihateshaun » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:13 am

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Re: HACNM Ranch Program

Postby Ihateshaun » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:14 am

Funny, right after this write up, there is one comment.. here it is. If you care so much, why did you post this anonymously? Seems fishy to me.


1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shaun is a Great Man!! My children who are disabled, go out every Sunday and ride his horses. He never charges us to ride. I wish someone would give him an award. Thank you shaun and may god bless you
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Re: HACNM Ranch Program

Postby Ihateshaun » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:33 am

More Google Searching shows this. Obviously the same guy.


http://www.downsyn.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=34232


The Lawrence ranch In Brighton, Colorado offers FREE Horse back riding for disabled children every Sunday from 1-4 PM

The Lawrence ranch has many other activities while on the ranch. Hay rides, Interacting with other farm animals ( Cows, Chickens, Pigs, Goats, Ducks, Turkey's etc....) A big fire pit to roast marshmallows and hot dogs on , Mechanical bucking bronco and tons more. This program is 100% free of charge every Sunday
We have 18 spots available every Sunday and parents must registers their child each week on Tuesday -Saturday prior to that Sunday.

The Lawrence ranch also has a riding program for disabled children where they can come as many times to ride for free over the next 10 years. they pay a small application fee of $275.00 and they can come as many times as they want ( every day if they wanted) and never have to pay again. They can ride until 5-01-2018
Disabled adults ( $475)

This program is offering 1,000 spots available and currently has about 837 spots left open
If a child were to only come once a week for the next 10 years, it averages out to only .50 a ride


The Lawrence Ranch
18997 WCR 8
Brighton, CO 80603
720-404-0250

the best way to get here is to take I-76 to the lucbuie exit ( 3 miles north of Brighton)
get on the frontage rd on the west side of the highway
take that north to the second stop sign which is rd 8
turn left on rd 8 and take about 1.2 miles to rd 39 turn right into our driveway

you may pass this information along to as may people or other programs as you want


Thank You Very Much
Shaun Lawrence
Owner / Operations Manager
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