Meet our Horses
Adopted By: Chevron Phillips Chemical
Interesting Fact: Loves to chase cows.
In Therapeutic Riding: She is the most popular horse at shows.
Past Life: Former hunter/jumper pony.
Adopted By: You First Foundation
Past Life: Scout was a long-distance trail horse, riding miles on weekends with his previous owner.
Fun Fact: He has one blue eye and one brown eye.
Best Friend: His brother, Ranger
Adopted By: Carlton, Hofferkamp, and Jenks Wealth Management
Interesting Fact: Her name name used to be potato
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