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Updated: 12/13/2013 03:47:43PM

A horse (ranch) of a different color

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SUN PHOTO BY ERIN MOORE

Bit of Hope Ranch volunteers work in the stables and around the ranch to earn riding time.

SUN PHOTO BY ERIN MOORE

A lifelong love of horses led Suzanne Park of Englewood to found Bit of Hope Ranch, a horse rescue ranch at 720 Texas Street in Englewood. Park and a group of mostly young volunteers train and socialize castoff horses so they can be sold to loving homes.

SUN PHOTO BY ERIN MOORE

Isabella Park, founder Suzanne Park's youngest daughter, sits atop rescued horse at Bit of Hope Ranch.

SUN PHOTO BY ERIN MOORE
Bonnie Creed is one of the young volunteers at Englewood's Bit of Hope Ranch.

By ERIN MOORE

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Bit of Hope Ranch began with a bad haircut.

Actually it started before that with a prayer and a promise. “I was a crazy horse kid,” Suzanne Park said. Growing up in Englewood, she did not have an outlet for her love of horses. When she went away to college, Park met her husband, Paul, and the two moved back to Englewood.

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