WE ARE ENROLLING SUMMER CAMPS!
WE ARE ENROLLING SUMMER CAMPS!
Haddasha (named after "Queen Esther") was given to us by Dana, to use as long as we need and want her, when our beloved Cheyenne passed away. She is an Arab, and as gentle and willing as can be. She likes being in the middle of everything, and loves the attention. She is 23 years old. We love her, and look forward to her being here for many, many years.
Mae is 24 years old, and as solid and sensible as they come. She is a veteran trail horse, no nonsense, point and go kind of girl. She doesn't love crowds and can do without all the lovey dovey smoochie fuss, but she is all business and safety. She loves trails and will build your confidence! Denise and Phil were her family for 15 years, and Mae helped Denise ride again after Deniise was in a terrible horse accident. They got Mae to help her and Mae was their family. It was hard to let her go to us, but they knew she would have a light job here and would be happy having a job since they no longer ride.
She came to us almost by accident , because we were heading to Oregon to pick up a different horse, which didn't work out because that horse needed a different life. However, the trailer was loaded and we were ready to go, so Mae fell into our laps just as we were heading out. The timing was perfect!
BeeGee is a 29 year old Quarab, (Quarter Horse and Arab mix) and the sweetest lovebug ever. He is an attention piggy and loves smoochies and brushing and simple time with a person. He was purchases for $1 by a 10 year old girl in Oregon, and they were best friends for her whole teenage and young adult life. He did 4H with her and was completely devoted to her. She went to college, and BeeGee was left at home, where the rest of the family loved him completely and the girl spent all her free time with him when she was home for school breaks. Sadly, a serious illness happened to the father in the family which took all the attention and time of this family, and because BeeGee was in a 30 acre pasture with lots of beautiful grass and water, they didn't have time to be with him. Over the next few years and during the peak of the fathers illness, BeeGee stopped eating and became very thin. The father passed away and the Covid Pandamenic happened, and the family sold their house. The new owner's said that BeeGee could stay there and be their horse, but when they saw him, they said he had to move by the time they moved in, which was three days away. We were contacted and met BeeGee. But he was so thin, weren't sure he would be ok, but took a chance.
He got his teeth done by Dr. Vetter, a dental specialist, and Dr. Crysta McRae worked hard getting BeeGee healthy over the next months.
BeeGee was so lost and bewildered when he moved here. He was sad and missed his family terribly. But time passed, and he made a new family with all the kids who come here, and he is so content and happy. BeeGee is surely a gift to all of us and a big lesson that love has all kinds of hills and valleys.
Amigo has extensive training, but was loved from afar. His owner lived in Seattle and Amigo lived in Port Orchard, and life being what it is, never got a chance to come see him, although she paid for the best of care for him. He sat for several years, lonely, until one day a girl volunteered at his boarding stable and fell in love. She obtained permission to brush, take care of, and ride him; and she became his best friend and only companion. Sadly, the owner had him moved to another stable, suddenly and without warning, and the girl never knew where. Amigo, once again, had no personal human contact, this time for about a year, until his owner stopped paying his board. With her permission, and a series of fluke interactions, he was sold to us, where that girl, Jessica, also volunteers. Jessica and Amigo picked up right where they left off, and are better than best friends. We sold Amigo to Jessica when the Coronavirus Epidemic happened and the horses lost all their income. Jessica keeps him here, and feeds him, and she shares him with us. Amigo's future is secure with all the love he can handle.
Cracker Jack is a pony or a miniature horse/pony combination, we're not sure exactly. We found him living in a chicken coop in Seattle, with a well meaning family who had purchased him for a cowboy themed birthday party for their kids, with the intention of selling him the next day. He was in pretty poor shape, although to be fair to the family who had him, he did not get that way in the short amount of time he was there. It took months to get him healthy again, and two visits to a dental specialist. He had a shattered jaw which healed improperly, and numerous teeth that had broken into sharp, cutting picks, which cut his mouth every bite he took. We thought Cracker was about 30 + years old, based on his teeth, but it turns out that when his jaw was shattered, the teeth grew in to fill the gaps, all raggedy and jagged, and he is less than 20 years old. Cracker Jack is such a pleasant, happy boy, and a favorite. He loves to snuggle into you, and loves attention. He makes a wonderful dragon at our pony parties, and loves his job making children happy. He is so willing, cheerful and happy, and we are so grateful for him. He's just a wonderful boy.
Rocket is a Roan Palomino Pinto Welsh pony, about 23 years old. Anika, a member of our 4-H club, owned him prior to us, and used him for 4H, but when she outgrew him, she allowed him to come here to us, because she knew us and knew he would get attention and love, which he gets in huge amounts. He prefers arena work over trails, and is a good pony to learn skills on as he obeys very well. .
Gus is a 26 year old Belgium/ Quarter Horse cross. He was owned by Martin for a long time, then he lived with April, who owned Honey also and who sold Honey to us. Then April gave him to Jim and Jeri, and when Jim and Jeri got out of horses they wanted him to go to a good home where he would be loved and given a nice job. April remembered us and a match was made, and Gus and Honey were reunited! Gus is a quiet soul, who loves people and attention, trail rides and carrot, and will listen to your heart and keep your secrets.
Pepper story coming soon!
Ollie surveying the barn activities.