The real work is done by our specially trained herd. All of our horses have been selected for this work due to their outstanding temperament. They enter a six month training program where they are further evaluated. They are truly a unique and loving herd!!
Phoebe is our lead mare – a Morgan and one of the “truest” friends a gal can have. She is honest, patient, determined, amicable to some degree, and extremely intelligent with eyes that pierce your soul. If you are in need of a pal she will not leave your side and if you are in need of a lift she will be happy to carry you through. She motivates an entire herd on a daily basis with poise and grace. In the pasture, it is Phoebe who makes the decisions that take care of our horses. She is breathtaking – she is gentle – she is one of the daughters of Ice Storm.
Ethan is a Morgan in every sense. He is rugged and solid on a trail. He is eighteen years old. Ethan’s strength is based in his endurance and sensitivity. He is so happy to be here in his forever home with the love of his life, Phoebe. He does not back away from a scary situation and protects his herd. His confidence motivates us to realize our own.
Jude is our thirteen year old Haflinger. He is a level two dressage horse who has happily moved from one arena of fans to another. He is light catching, captivating, powerful and majestic and so very caring toward others. His stocky build is but a glimpse of the size of his heart. He reaches out to people availing him to assist them and consistently carries them through challenges which are hard to overcome. He is consistent and patient, kind and giving.
Joker was a rodeo pony. He is the horse who gets along with his herd. His personality is extremely accepting and he is very relaxed in any given situation. He loves ART BARN and remains patient for hours at a time as clients use him as a “live canvas” or model. He helps us remember the relevance of walking meditation and the gift that is today.
Danny came to us at sixteen after a horrible jumping accident which ended his first twelve year career. He was not able to stand nor could he bear weight on his right hind leg when he arrived. Our vet advised us he may not ever have full use of the leg – we said we understood and kept offering Dan every possible course of care. His protocol involved chiropractic adjustment, vitamin and nutritional support, equine massage, lots of love, patience, and understanding. Dan is the only horse who is on our executive summary for our 501c3 because he is proof that the possibilities are endless. He serves as the ambassador for our ranch. He is valued and he knows it.
Zeus is the largest horse on the farm in his mind, although in reality he is an American Mini. He is seven years old and he teaches us each and every day that size does not matter. Others do not bully him and he does not bully others. He is the lead in our Nvwati Stop bullying programs for mainstream community awareness. He enjoys helping kids of all ages realize their most amazing qualities are those that make them unique.
Buzz is five years old. He is an award winning Arabian who left the road to the congress when he found his forever family and they chose to add him as the newest member of our therapeutic herd. He is full of potential and quickly leaping over all of the hurdles training offers. His curious nature provides an endless array of new adventures everyday. Because he has the ability to see the world and many things in it as new and different, he has the unique ability to teach humans to experience each moment of life.
Rocket is our trail boss and therapeutic cat. The big guy is a rescue who was unhappy in his city environment. He enjoys life in the country, loves children, and reminds us to take things as they come.
Our Australian Shepherd in training--he is eighty pounds of loving energy in blue merrill clothing. We got to know his Doggie Momma at the Breast Cancer Ride this past October.
Although Hayleigh is twelve years old, she acts as if she is a pup. She has a young spirit and dives headfirst into every new situation without fear and serves as an inspiration to us all. She has only recently been introduced to the farm, but acts as if she has been here forever. Hayleigh loves others unconditionally and without reservation.