Located in Hudson Florida, Kiddy Up Ranch is a non-profit ranch center that specializes in equine-assisted therapies and learning for children with special needs. Aside from horses, many other farm animals wander the farm and create a backyard experience for the whole family. Not only do the children receive the attention and care they truly need and desire, but siblings and caregivers can also relax and enjoy the comforts of southern hospitality.
The ranch allows many special needs children to do weekly recreational therapeutic riding sessions, creates a learning environment for their Kinetic learners and sensory seekers, and provides a sport riding club. Kiddy Up Ranch is a refuge and place of relaxation, sanity, and acceptance for everyone that enters; that is why Guldmann felt urged to help in any way we can.
This organization has been made into reality thanks to volunteers who put a lot of time and effort into keeping the ranch alive and run solely on donations. If this ranch did not exist, the children and their families who depend on it would not get the much-needed healing aspect that Kiddy Up Ranch brings forth to the body, mind, and soul.
As an organization that has benefited from Guldmann’s patient lift systems in the past, we wanted to keep providing Kiddy Up Ranch with a reliable and safe way to conduct their therapeutic activities. We wanted Kiddy Up Ranch to have more ‘Time to care’ for their riders, their animals, and themselves, so in April 2022, a few Guldmann team members went out to the beautiful ranch and had the honor of providing a $5,000 donation.
The Kiddy Up Ranch team was beyond thrilled and appreciative of our company and the donation. They love Guldmann solutions and hope to obtain more in the future. The Kiddy Up Ranch team said that the money would most likely be going towards a trailer to help provide transportation of feed and hay in bulk. As costs have increased, buying in bulk will allow them to lower the cost of needed materials and Guldmann is happy to provide support in any way we can.