Meet Brave.

Over the weekend, on August 6, a new rescue horse arrived at Crown Valley Youth Ranch. Our founder and horse rescue leader, Scott, found this horse at an auction. He was malnutrition and his ribs are still seen on his sides. However, our goal is to fatten him up and make him feel at home. 

He is a very docile horse that has already won the hearts of CVYR staff over. Thanks to your support, we have been able to bring home one more rescue, and hope to help even more in the future.

Brave is currently our second horse that was rescued from an auction.

Donate to our newest rescue horse today

Donate to our rescue horse mission through our website by clicking here or the big red button below. Just so you know where your donations are being used, here’s a breakdown on our game plan:

  • Getting our rescue up to date on any vaccines
  • Making sure our horses feet are healthy by getting shod
  • Feeding our horse both hay and any other supplemental feed if needed
  • Covering any vet expenses that our rescue will need
  • Purchasing of any training equipment necessary to get our rescue back on track

CVYR gets its very first rescue horse!

Crown Valley Youth Ranch received its first-ever rescue horse at the start of Oct. 2022, a sorrel mare who was bought in a Madera auction. The mare was most likely headed to a slaughter house, as were many of the horses sold that day. The mare showed signs of motherhood, and CVYR staff realized a colt had been weened from her just days before she was sold off. She was still nickering for her colt. There was a piece of paper taped to her thin frame. It stated she was untrained and only six years old.

“The only value the previous owner saw in her was to raise a colt, and after she did that, sell her for dog food,” said Scott Johnson, CVYR founder.

CVYR staff is dedicated to rehabilitating this new rescued horse and make her a part of the family. Scott hopes that she will even become a session horse that kids can groom, train and ride one day. When she arrived to the ranch, her ribs were sticking from her sides as if she was severely malnourished. Within a few days, she is already gaining some weight. She is now resting in the rescue horse pens that were recently built on the ranch. She has yet to be named, as the CVYR community will all be pitching in name options via social media.

This mare is the first rescue horse of many. CVYR desires to rehabilitate more horses alongside their session kids. Like this rescue horse, many kids that come out to CVYR have been neglected and abandoned by people who were supposed to care for them. Helping to care for rescue horses will help the kids understand that redemption is possible, and that God designed us to care for his creation and each other.


“For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is Mine.” – Psalm 50:10-11

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