The mission of Runnin Free Ranch is to provide a non-judgmental, non-pressured environment where veterans, at-risk youth, those with special needs and their families can experience freedom, hope and positive life-changing relationships through the facilitation of equine assisted activities and counseling.
Amy Dojahn, co-founder of Runnin’ Free Ranch has had a passion to help people ever since she was a young child. At age 4 she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and was not able to walk after the age of 10. But God knew the plans He had for her and horses were a part of that plan. In 1994 she became a licensed professional counselor and met the love of her life, Ken (DJ) Dojahn in 1999. They married in 2003. DJ had a huge servant’s heart and he knew he wanted to help others in whatever way God wanted him to. Since then God has been at work uniting their hearts and providing the way for them to work together helping veterans, those with special needs, at-risk youth and their families through equine assisted counseling/activities. DJ and Amy have been called to offer nontraditional equine assisted counseling free of charge. Their desire is to offer freedom to all removing as many obstacles as possible. In 2015 this vision became a reality with Runnin Free Ranch being birthed and becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.