MEET THE HORSES
This guy is one of the most loving and cuddly horses in our group. Rim can no longer be ridden due to a neurological condition so he follows along while his friends get ridden and spends his days grazing in the ﬁelds. Rim loves his treats and has never been afraid to push others out of the way to make sure he doesn’t get left out. We love Rim and we are so glad to have him on our team.
Handsome blaze faced red rabicano gelding. Timmy is an eight year old papered quarter horse, with bloodlines stemming from original foundation cowhorses. He was started at too young of an age and for that, is no longer sound to ride. His hocks had to be injected to keep him comfortable during his riding days, but the steroid stopped being efficient due to a bone spur later found in one of his hocks. He now lives comfortably on the ranch and is the first horse to you when you call for them!
This dun mare arrived with Noodle. This girl is sweet and adventurous, but she also has some spunk. Ott can and has done it all. She has crossed bodies of water, led trail rides, worked around cows and bulls, and so much more. She is great with any task you give her and loves to please her rider. She would be an ideal horse for someone with a little background experience with horses, only because of her spunk and strong-willed nature. Once a bond is made with this horse, she will listen to you well, and will come up for pets and kisses whenever she sees you. As of right now, she is grazing on the ranch and leading trail groups. We can’t wait to see what the years ahead have in store for Ott as a part of the team.
Ghost is a big boy, standing at 17+ hands and wears a size 6 shoe. He was purchased from a local hunting guide and has ﬁt in great with our horse family. He loves kids and anyone with treats. Don’t let his size fool you because he is easily the kindest horse on the ranch! He spent this last summer taking care of Stevie, our recently deceased blind appaloosa, and making friends with Reba, Jolene, and Dolly.
This guy is a retired ranch horse that we acquired from a local friend and rancher. For his retirement, he gives trail rides on our ranch to beginners of all ages. This gelding and our dun mare, Ott, came from the same ranch and are inseparable. Noodle is one of our larger quarter horses, standing at 16 hands. Despite his impressive size, this dude is one of our gentlest horses. Noodle prefers to be the lead horse on the trail and always remembers how to get home. This big guy has been a great addition to our team and is a favorite for sure. His kind and gentle temperament is sure to sneak into your heart too.
Jolene was rescued from a kill pen in November of 2020. When we rescued her, we had no idea that this mare was pregnant. Six months later, our sweet Willie was born. Since day one, Jolene has consistently been a willing and compassionate horse. She has been one of the easiest to work with, and is always calm and collected. Jolene has proven to be an amazing mother to Willie. Once he was weaned from his mother, we began working with Jolene and have come to love her quirks. Jolene is a horse that requires the utmost amount of trust and understanding from her rider. With more time, we have no doubt she will become an exceptional horse for riders of all ages.
Willie was the sweetest surprise anyone could ask for. If you read Jolene's story, you know that we had no idea Willie would be joining our Sanctuary Horses family. This cremello colt is one of the friendliest and most social horses you’ll ever meet. The team of horses all love this little guy and each one of them treat him like their own. We can’t wait to start working with Willie and see who he becomes as he develops his own unique personality. Willie is loved by all, and he hopes one day to meet you!
We found Reba online when a family posted that they could no longer keep her, due to her high spirit and stubbornness. After a lot of work, and building a strong relationship with her, she has become one of our best horses. Reba is kind and gentle, but also curious and brave. She has crossed water, trekked through trees, and taken on so many other new challenges, that are now things she enjoys doing on a daily basis. She's even ridden past a mountain lion and remained perfectly calm! Reba got her name for her strong-willed personality and sass. Now, Reba is one of our best horses for beginners. She loves working and going on trail rides, but she also still loves hanging with her team, grazing in the ﬁeld.
Ringo is our striking bay and white paint gelding. Do you remember Eeyore? This handsome guy has the same personality - he is completely unbothered! He and his best friend Billy showed up together when the family who previously owned the pair had outgrown them, but wanted to find a good home for them. They love roaming the ranch with their newfound family.
This cute flea-bitten grey gelding loves any and all attention. He and his best friend, Ringo, showed up together when their previous owners needed to find new, loving homes for these two. Billy and his new friends are enjoying life on the ranch, and we're so glad to have them. He even has a lips-shaped birthmark that looks like he was kissed on his muzzle!
This sweet girl used to be a pack mule for an outfitting guide. She somehow got a cut on her leg and was turned loose. Thankfully, she was found by a kind soul who kept her for the winter until she was given to Sanctuary Horses. Now she is able to live out the life of retirement she so deserves.
We received this white eighteen year-old thoroughbred mare from a mutual friend who happened to be getting out of horses, but wanted to find a forever home for her best friend. It is said that Maddie loves her human family even more than her equine family. If you are walking through the herd, you can bet Maddie will be following you, hoping you will stop for some scratches.
Thank you to Reclaiming Hope for adopting our sweet Maddie.