Our program horses have all been rehabilitated to serve as equine coaches to our veterans and visitors. They are expert facilitators and provide honest feedback and unconditional support to all who are willing to listen and become good partners. Below is a brief background of how they came to Restoration Ranch. Some of the horses are adoptable to the right home, so ask if you are interested in meeting them.
Trooper Is a 9 year old Saddlebred gelding that stands about 18 hands tall. He has had several careers in his short lifetime as a Saddlebred show horse and a Department of Public Safety patrol horse. Neither of these roles suited Trooper’s sensitive nature. He derives a lot of confidence from his herd mates and human partners and loves the attention he gets from ranch visitors.
Andi is a 19-year old Trakehner gelding who spent most of his career campaigning as on the hunter/jumper circuit. He is a very kind but cautious horse who clearly prefers to be with people he knows and trust. Younger horses look to Andi for his confident “been there – done that” attitude which makes him a tremendous asset to us and his herd mates.
Star is a fifteen year old registered AQHA mare — Ms. Royal Starlite was a prized brood mare for many years because of her top-notch cutting horse pedigree. After a herd dispersal sale, Star was rescued from a slaughter lot with her weanling filly (Renata). Star is an independent and confident horse that knows what she wants and how to get it. She’s a charmer
Continuum (aka Champ) is a sixteen-year old off-the-track thoroughbred gelding that was abandoned in West Texas under dire conditions. He is very athletic, having raced for 11 years he still continues to breeze himself in the pasture every evening for the pure joy of running. Continuum stands over 17 hands tall and is quite adept at reading your intentions. Champ is a celebrity at the ranch and we will keep him with us for the rest of his days.
Sahara is a beautiful thirteen year old paint mare who is the matriarch of the herd. Sahara is prized not only for her beauty but for her sensitivity and street smarts — characteristics that help our program participants hone their listening and communication skills to an expert level. She loves to be pampered and soaking in the affection of our youngest visitors.
Lily was donated to the ranch as a seasoned riding horse for our program participants. She is a wonderful teacher and takes very good care of people who are new to horses and riding. She is an absolute love and will live out her life as a valued member of our team.