Pilgrim is a middle aged quarter horse mare that came to us through tragic cirumstances. Her owner was killed in a car accident and the family was looking for a suitable home for their mare. Since the owner had faithfully volunteered at the farm years ago, we opened our barn and hearts to welcome Pilgrim home.
Duchess came from SC to assist with our Therapeutic Riding programs. She has a left hind injury and arthritis that is managed through supplements, medications and a turn out program. Despite her limitations, she always is willing to work hard and we love her for that!
Howie was born Jan 2017 and was rescued before he was sent to auction. He had been in 2 neglectful places and then was finally being cared for by his new owner. Unfortunately, he new owner was killed in an accident and the little donkey was going to be sent to auction. He had not been handled much and needs a lot of work on trust and leading.
Doc was brought to the Ranch as a rescue horse. He and a pasture mate had been abandoned in a field. They were starved and in poor condition. Sadly, his pasture mate did not survive. When Doc came to the Ranch, you could count every vertebra and rib through his matted winter coat. He acted terrified in the arena and had scars from an ill-fitting saddle and spurs. After medical care and a special diet, he revealed a glowing bay body. His physical body healed quicker than his mind. Hours of retraining taught him how to relax and accept a rider. Now he is a favorite with clients. He still gets emotional at mealtimes by playing and rattling his food tub.
Asia came to us through another rescue group. She and her dam were discovered abandoned. The mare was foundered so terribly that she could not stand up to get water for several days. Asia had no hoof care and her hooves had also foundered and curled. Through proper hoof care and nutrition, she is now serviceably sound. She came without much arena experience but has learned a lot since being at the Ranch. Asia is our little girl- only 13.2 hands, middle aged and Paso Fino-Arab mix.
Rocket was donated by a family who did not have time to work with her. She had experienced running barrels and came with some emotional baggage. She often threatened to buck did not want to move forward. Her back was sore because of an ill fitting saddle and she came with mechanical founder issues. Her great ground manners make her great for our program. Rocket is a 15 hand, middle aged quarter horse mare.
Cookie was donated by a family that recognized that she needed work to remain healthy and happy. She comes with a lot of Parelli and Hunter experience. Cookie is a 15 hand, middle aged black quarter horse mare. Her favorite gait is WHOA. Although she has a ton of training, she doesn't want anyone to know it. This girl waits to be impressed before she is ready to give you her heart.
Luna is a 12 year old Haflinger Paint mare that joined our herd as a therapeutic riding horse. We soon realized that she was blind in her right eye when she kept having trouble in her training. She has adapted and proudly carries large and small riders during therapeutic riding. She hates to be alone and will do counseling sessions if she has a friend.
Naya is Meg's horse and is often used in therapeutic riding because of her size. She is a Friesian/Draft cross mare. Also, she makes a great counseling partner as her size is quite intimidating. Her huge soul and soft heart make her a great all around girl. Also, her half sister was featured in the TV show, LOST.
Daisy and Moses came to the farm several years ago from a meat grower. Daisy, the mom, had no horns and could not be turned out with the other goats. After giving birth to twins,, she also failed to produce any milk. Moses and his brother,Malachi were bottle fed starting at 2 days old. Malachi only lived 4 weeks, but Moses continues to entertain visitors today.
The hens give us fresh eggs daily--most are brown, blue or green. There is a Bantam rooster that we rescued from the dog's mouth one day after they found him in the woods. He is the proud guardian over all of his hens now. We have Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Brown ISAs, Lavenders, Easter Layers and Australorps.