South Dakota bible ranch loses 90 horses in autumn blizzard

2013-10-20T18:00:00Z South Dakota bible ranch loses 90 horses in autumn blizzardThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 20, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

A bible ranch north of Rapid City has lost dozens of horses in an early autumn blizzard that buried western South Dakota in snow two weeks ago.

The Reinhold family lost 90 horses, 25 of which were the cornerstone of the herd used for children to ride during summer camps.

"We're praying that God will provide the finances and people to help us replace these horses," said Larry Reinhold, owner and manager of the Rainbow Bible Ranch and the Lonetree Ranch.

Reinhold said the family heeded the warnings about the approaching blizzard and moved the horses to sheltered areas.

"Normally, they've always been OK in the breaks," he said.

Reinhold's 19-year-old daughter, Rachel, was among those who found the dead horses following the storm.

"It was pretty rough to look at," she said. "You know each one of them by name."

The family said donations have been coming in to help replace the herd.

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  1. Jason
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    Jason - October 21, 2013 9:09 am
    Rainbow Bible Ranch is listed as a nonprofit with the SD Secretary of State. I was unable to find Lonetree Ranch. That isn't to say that people aren't profiting from these business; I don't know what these people pay themselves and was unable to find any paperwork listing salaries. I do agree that a good business, whether for profit or not, should have insurance.
  2. ZAR
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    ZAR - October 20, 2013 11:54 pm
    "The family said donations have been coming in to help replace the herd."

    Not to be the materialistic weasel here, but didn't you folks running the "FOR YOUR PROFIT BUISNES" have the mental fortitude to purchase insurance, just in case an "act of God" 100 year storm hit? I have sympathy for those animals that froze death. I have none for you!
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