Casper is our 21-year-old Missouri For Trotter gelding. He has been servicing our students for about four years. A friend of the ranch has been allowing us to partner with this wonderful boy for our fantastic students. He loves working with our students from arena to trail. Casper is a favorite at the ranch as everyone loves his beautiful smooth fox trot. He is definitely Mr. Personality on the ranch and loves butterscotch treats!
Frosty is our 20-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding. He was one of the first horses to assist in our program since we began. Frosty came to the ranch when his owner passed away of cancer and needed our help with his Navicular Syndrome. He loves building our students confidence and help them conquer their fears with his slow and steady attitude. Grooming day is one of his top favorites next to being a great vaulting horse for practice!
Lacy is our 21-year-old BLM Mustang mare. Because she is a BLM Mustang, Lass spent the first year of her life in the wild. After being purchased she was left in the back of a barn with a 30 foot drag rope with halter embedded into her face. She doesn’t really enjoy being ridden but loves showing off her amazing groundwork skills. She shows students how little it takes to communicate with these graceful animals. She loves showing students how with determination and love you can have even the most shy horse follow you all around over time. Scratches are her favorite and she will even return the favor!
Lady Bug is our 19-year-old American Quarter Horse mare. Lady Bug wasn’t able to keep up with her previous owners trail needs due to her Navicular Syndrome. At that point she was donated to help with light work in our programs. Lady Bug was one of the first horses in our program and she enjoys working with our smaller riders in the arena or on light trail rides. Her new found favorite activity is team sorting. She loves pushing those cows around with her kiddos!
Lady Jane is our 13-year-old Andalusian mare cross who we rescued from the Riverside Animal Shelter. She was skin and bones after being confiscated from a ranch with over 30 starving horses. She enjoys working with some of our more advanced volunteers on ground work and now her English riding skills. She also enjoys all kinds of treats from our guests at the ranch!
Penny is a 19-year-old American Quarter Horse mare. She was given to one of our instructors for free because the previous owner became afraid of her. After some rehabbing at our center, Penny became a wonderful therapy horse. She loves cantering and is ideal for our intermediate riders, but she does do some work with our beginner riders as well.
Rebel is our 21-year-old Spotted Saddle gelding. He was rescued from the abuse of the soring industry in Tennessee and now works with some of our more advanced students on trail as well as in Gymkhana. Rebel’s favorite activities are being led by the younger students and getting a special spa day with a bath, glitter hoofs, and horse-safe paint.
Romeo is our 15-year-old Spanish Mustang gelding that came to us with a very grumpy attitude. His previous owner had a degenerative disease and so they were forced to give him up as they
could no longer properly work him. It has taken some time, but now he is enjoying working with some of our students in the arena.
Sammy is our 14-year-old Off the Track Thoroughbred who is a gentle giant. During his final race, Sammy won, but he unfortunately broke his leg. Luckily, he was rescued from a feed lot before heading to slaughter. His specialty is working with our students with ADHD to help them practice being slow and gentle while focusing on the tasks at hand. He has no desire for the fast life anymore. He loves taking it slow and steady and enjoying the moment with his students.
Smoker is an 18-year-old Mountain Pleasure Horse cross. Smoker is owned by one of our trainers and he is a goofy boy with lots of personality. He especially loves trail and taking care of his kiddos. Smoker is a perfect horse for any beginner rider, as his slow pace and gentle mind puts everyone at ease.
Tater Tot is a 19-year-old Welsh Pony that was imported to America from England. Tater Tot is a very special boy that can relate to many of our student with disabilities because he is missing his
thyroid. This abnormality does not affect him too much but gives him a special heart for what he does. Tater Tot is an all around pony that is a great fit for most kids in the arena or on trail!