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CREEARE RANCH: A horse of a different color

April 29, 2013

Kim Tubbs (right), owner of Creeare Ranch, educates girls about caring for horses. At the same time, the club participants develop life skills and confidence. Post & Mail photo / Joe Shouse

COLUMBIA CITY — In a day when computers, video games and cellphones are the most prized possession for a young person, it’s unusual to find teenagers involved in something that doesn’t require battery power.

However, nestled in the Whitley County countryside is a place where technology is unnecessary, but a desire to create and grow is the key in discovering life’s true passions.

Creeare Ranch, located east of Columbia City, can be described as a sanctuary, a refuge, or a laboratory, but in reality it is simply a horse barn.

Within the four walls of the barn is where insight and teaching is given to help build the minds and lives of young people. Currently, a small group of young girls have taken advantage of the opportunity to learn about themselves using a creative method that involves the character of horses.

Kim Tubbs is the owner and developer of Creeare Ranch. She instructs teens while encouraging them to think about who they are and what they can become in life.

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