Reina is a 10 year old Friesian/Paint Mare who joined our team in 2018. She is a very interactive horse for counseling and has great gaits for our therapeutic riding program. Reina is super smart and is the typical “black lab” personality in the horse world. She has natural horsemanship training and loves to show off her pedestal work.
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.
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.