Meet our Horses

Adopted By: David and Bonnie Weekley

BOB

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.  

Waiting for Adoption

CHIEF

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

Interests: Prefers to keep the company of large horses. 

Best Friend: Jordan

Waiting for Adoption

DOBBIE

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

Waiting for Adoption

FEATHER

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.  

Waiting for Adoption

FEEBY

Past Life: Barrel Racing. 

Best Friends: Ivy.  

Character: Gentle-spirited

Used in our EAL program. 

Adopted By: The Anderson Family

FRITO

Best Friend: Zorro.  

Past Life: Competitive as a Hunter/Jumper 

Interests: Loves bananas! (Prefers soft foods, as he has worn front teeth). 
Interesting Fact: Our oldest horse on the ranch, born in 1989.  

Used in our EAL program. 

Waiting for Adoption

IVY

Best Friend: Feeby

Interesting Fact: Has one blue eye. 

Interests: Enjoys trail riding and likes her space.

Used in our EAL program. 

Waiting for Adoption

JORDAN

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.  

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Adopted By: The Sloop Family

QUITO

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.  

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Adopted By: Strike LLC

ROANY

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! 

Waiting for Adoption

SAYED

Past Life: Endurance Racing

Interesting Fact: Sayed is blind in 1 eye. 

Interests: Loves to play with toys, cones, and in the water hose (sprinkler). 

In Therapeutic Riding: Solid walk/trot/canter horse. Great mount for independent riders.  

Waiting for Adoption

SHAQ

Best Friend: Bob. 

Herd Leader – the most dominant horse in the pasture. 

Interests: Will play soccer with you (he kicks the ball). 

Interesting Fact: First one in for breakfast every day. 

Adopted By: Carlton, Hofferkamp, and Jenks Wealth Management

STORMY

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 

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Adopted By: Coulson Tough Elementary School

TITAN

Girlfriend: Stormy. 

Past Life: Dressage career. 

Interesting Fact: Our only pure warmblood in the herd. 

Used is our EAL program. 

Adopted By: Chevron Phillips Chemical

WINSTON

Past Life: Used to foxhunt. 

Interesting Fact: Our largest mount (16.1 hands) and has the biggest hooves. 

In Therapeutic Riding: Qualified for the World Equestrian Games Special Olympics in Dressage with one of our riders.  

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Waiting for Adoption

ZORRO

Best Friend: Frito. 

Past Life: Racehorse (retired). 

Interesting Fact: One of Inspiration Ranch’s first horses.

In 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

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