Freedom Reigns Ranch

Phone: 615-513-6264


About the Ranch

Our Mission: Mentorship through Horsemanship : Mentor, Equip, Empower
Freedom Reigns Ranch is a 501c3 nonprofit ministry in Thompsons Station, Tennessee offering free-of-charge mentorship through horsemanship to those who have been through emotional trauma and other life challenges. Intentional, in a one horse-one leader-one participant model, we exist to mentor participants, as well as equip and empower volunteers to pour into the lives of others by using horses. Some of our horses have been rescued from abuse or neglect themselves and we see so often how participants connect to their stories, learn to build relationship and trust with their new equine friends, and often begin to heal together.

The Story...

“I have a loaf of bread and two fish”…. that familiar story out of Matthew, Jesus feeding the 5,000, is a lot like the start of Freedom Reigns Ranch… “I have my horse, and my time” Carissa would often pray.  And that’s when Freedom Reigns was born. A willing heart, bringing what she had, and the Lord used it!

At first, it was just one little girl and watching her grow in confidence over time as she came out to play with “her” horse. That grew to families wanting to bring their kids out for afternoons of fun away from the busyness of everyday life, to more individual kids coming. The need for volunteers arose and God faithfully brought the first additional “hands” to help.

With the growth of interest, and the release from the Lord, the need to designate as an official ministry became evident. The ranch took on the official name of Freedom Reigns Ranch and the program now serves kids/teens/and young adults three days a week with a solid group of volunteers who are simply willing to show up and bring what they have.

We exist to simply be the “hands and feet” of Christ to those we serve and we do that most often times by using our “angels in horsehair”. There are so many parallels we see participants drawing from their time at the ranch and their interaction with the horses. We’d love for you to read more about these in our Newsletter and on our Ranch Blog.