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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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

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CHURRO

Adopted By: Interlink Family Foundation

Interesting Fact: Churro loves to swim in the pond

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Adopted By: Brad & Christen Kaufman

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FANCY

Adopted By: Charlotte & Sam Pickle

Boyfriend: Ruger

Interesting Fact:  She is a gaited, horse

Interesting Fact: She has the longest mane in the herd

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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

Past Life: Barrel Racing. 

Best Friends: Ivy.  

Character: Gentle-spirited

Used in our EAL program. 

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GHOST

Adopted By: Interlink Foundation Adoption

Fun Fact: He is our only grey horse and most talkative horse.

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

He’s a ladies man :)

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IVY

Adopted By: Impact Networking & Vaughan Family

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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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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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! 

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RUGER

Adopted By: Melody & Daniel Peavy

Girlfriend: Fancy

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

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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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TITAN

Best Friend: Quitto

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