Meet our Horses

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BOB

Adopted By: David and Bonnie Weekley

Girlfriend: Feeby

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 

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BOOTS

Adopted: Andrea & Darrell Chambliss

Best Friend: Ghost

Sly Trick: Uses his puppy dog face to get all the treats

Interesting Fact: Boots is a staff favorite to ride, he is our tallest horse at 15.3 hands

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CHIEF

Adopted By: Desiree & Rob Nielsen

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

Interests: Prefers to keep the company of large horses. 

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CHURRO

Adopted By: Anonymous

Interesting Fact: Churro loves to swim in the pond

Loves playing with the school groups that come to visit.

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FEATHER

Interesting Fact: Loves to chase cows.

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

Past Life: Former hunter/jumper pony. 

Boyfriend: Trigger 

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FEEBY

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Past Life: Barrel Racing. 

Best Friends: Ivy.  

Character: Gentle-spirited

Used in our EAL program. 

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FLYNN

Adopted By: Mari & Rick Stewart

Fun Fact: Named after Flynn Rider from Tangled.

Best Friend: Storm.

Character: Loves to be in your personal bubble and has no idea he’s a horse.

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GHOST

Adopted By: Anonymous

Fun Fact: He is our most talkative horse.

Interests: He loves to play in the water hose (face first).

Character: He very laid back & chill.

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IVY

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Best Friend: Feeby

Interesting Fact: Has one blue eye. 

Interests: Enjoys trail riding and likes her space.

Used in our EAL program. 

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JENNY

Adopted By: Katrina & Worthing Jackman

Interesting Fact: She is our youngest horse.

Best Friend: She and Boots used to be barn buddies.

Character: It's Jenny's world and we're all living in it.

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JOKER

Adopted By: Charlotte & Sam Pickle

Past Life: He used to be a barrel horse, and has won a rodeo or two.

Coffee Order: cold brew with soy milk and vanilla

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QUITO

Adopted By: The Sloop Family

Best Friend: Titan

Interesting Fact: Loves to rest his head on your shoulder

Interests: Loves scratches on his chest. 

Used in our EAL Program 

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RANGER

Adopted By: Christen & Brad Kaufman

Best Friend: His brother, Scout

Fun Fact: Ranger is an American Mustang

Previous Life: Ranger traveled extensively, exploring parks and trails around Texas and the Southeast.

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ROANY

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Character: Our most confident horse.

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! 

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RUGER

Adopted By: Charlotte Ammerman & Mark Pharo

Best Friend: Trigger

Past Life: Ruger was a therapeutic riding horse in another program before joining ours!

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SCOUT

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

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SHAQ

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Best Friend: Bob.

Fun Fact: Favorite time of day is lunch.

One of the horses who has been here the longest.

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STORMY

Interesting Fact: Her name used to be potato

Character: One of our quietest, most peaceful horses. 

Best Friend: Feather

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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TITAN

Adopted By: Katrina & Worthing Jackman

Named By: Coulson Tough Elementary School

Best Friend: Quito

Past Life: Dressage career. 

Interesting Fact: Our only pure warmblood in the herd. 

Used is our EAL program. 

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TRIGGER

Girlfriend: Feather

Past Life: Barrel Horse

Interesting Fact: Will always check you for treats

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