Meet our Horses
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.
Adopted By: The Sloop Family
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.
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!
Adopted By: Carlton, Hofferkamp, and Jenks Wealth Management
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
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