On a couple of chilly winter days in Southern California, FREEPLAY had the privilege of filming a segment on Oak Creek Corral and their Horse to Heart Program. This very special program, developed by ranch owner Tracy Boldroff, was created to get kids up, moving and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors by pairing them with rescued horses and teaching them horsemanship.
Tracy fell in love with the outdoors when she was a child visiting her Grandfather at Ronald Reagan’s ranch in Malibu, California, where he was foreman. She understood the positive impact of becoming close to nature and wanted to share that gift with children. Tracy has since paired over thirty-five horses and kids over the years and doesn’t have any plans of slowing down. “We’ve seen a lot of results where the relationship with being outside and having the activity with the horses be a positive in all aspects of their life.” say’s Boldroff.
The Horse to Heart kids are a special group. They are accomplished horseback riders that give 100% no matter if it is competing in events like barrel racing or simply caring for their 4-legged best friends. They are fun, fearless and always looking for adventure at the ranch, be it riding or an impromptu high jump contest in the ranch’s arena. One Horse to Heart rider, Abigail Lippert (age 10), says it best…” If your inside you’re never gonna get really fresh air and you’re never really going to experience life.”
Thank you Tracy and the Horse to Heart kids for an amazing two days of fun in the crisp California sun! Catch their story in April onFreePlay TV! Go like the facebook page HERE
Stay tuned! We will be hearing more from Oak Creek Corral and their Horse to Heart Program. Do you love horses? I love horses!