Meet our Horses

BOB

Adopted By: David and Bonnie Weekley

Past Life: Bob used to be a team roping horse 

Interesting Fact: He is our only horse with 2 blue eyes 

Interests: Loves to roll in the water and enjoys trail rides 

Best Friend: Shaq.  

CHIEF

Adopted By: Carys, Cate, Lily and Lucy Nielsen

Interesting Fact: Chief is our smallest horse on the property at 12 hands tall 

Interests: Prefers to keep the company of large horses. 

Best Friend: Jordan

CHURRO

Adopted By: Interlink Family Foundation

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DOBBIE

Adopted By: Brad & Christen Kaufman

Best Friends: Bob and Shaq. 

In Therapeutic Riding: He is a confidence builder for riders learning to go off lead. 

Character: He is a people-horse! He waits at the fence to watch people/activities.  

Interesting Fact: He is our most observant horse

FEATHER

Adopted By: Chevron Phillips Chemical

Interesting Fact: Loves to swim in the pond! 

In Therapeutic Riding: She is the most popular horse at shows.  

Past Life: Former hunter/jumper pony. 

Boyfriend: Quito.  

FEEBY

Adopted By: Sunbelt Business Brokers

Past Life: Barrel Racing. 

Best Friends: Ivy.  

Character: Gentle-spirited

Used in our EAL program. 

IVY

Waiting for Adoption

Best Friend: Feeby

Interesting Fact: Has one blue eye. 

Interests: Enjoys trail riding and likes her space.

Used in our EAL program. 

JORDAN

Adopted By: Interlink Family Foundation

Boyfriend: Chief. Their ideal “date” is a shared hay net.  

Past Life: Competitive Trail

In Therapeutic Riding: Dependable and solid for all riders in the therapeutic riding setting; matches riders skill levels well.  

QUITO

Adopted By: The Sloop Family

Girlfriend: Feather. 

Interesting Fact: Has the most accurate internal timer for when lessons are over. 

Interests: Loves scratches on his chest. 

In Therapeutic Riding: He is perfect for riders who need the highest level of support and is very patient for riders who are unbalanced.  

ROANY

Adopted By: Strike LLC

Character: Our most confident horse and acts like a horse, not a pony.

Interests: Always looking for food. 

Interesting Fact: Would be the first to order a snack subscription box! 

He has the most luscious locks of mane! 

STORMY

Adopted By: Carlton, Hofferkamp, and Jenks Wealth Management

Boyfriend: Titan 

Interesting Fact: Our only palomino

Character: One of our quietest, most peaceful horses. 

In Therapeutic Riding: Has the ability to look out for her rider’s balance and match their ability. She is a solid mount to teach riders independence 

TITAN

Adopted By: Coulson Tough Elementary School

Girlfriend: Stormy. 

Past Life: Dressage career. 

Interesting Fact: Our only pure warmblood in the herd. 

Used is our EAL program. 

Horse Care

At Inspiration Ranch we know that our horses provide the healing that our participants and families need and cannot find in another therapeutic setting. We honor our horses by maintaining an approach of partnership, focusing on their well-being and positive relationships between them and our volunteers, clients, and staff. By doing so, we hope to keep our horses happy, healthy, and healing our families for many years!

 

Horses thrive when their care, handling and environment is most like their natural tendencies. As such, we embrace natural horsemanship, including the following: 

 

  • Boarding – Inspiration Ranch’s horses live outside 24/7 in a herd environment. in 2015 we created a natural living area for our horses that promotes movement in a herd environment.

  • Handling – Staff members work with a natural horsemanship trainer on a regular basis and then in turn train the volunteers so the complete team has a similar approach to horse handling that focuses on safety, partnership, confidence, and FUN! 

  • Hoof Care – Inspiration Ranch’s horses are barefoot and have overcome prior hoof conditions and shoeing by the attentive care of a barefoot trimmer 

  • Diet - horses' digestive systems are designed for constant nibbling; our horses have access to hay at all times and are supplemented with necessary vitamins and minerals