This is Tory. She is about 23 years old, a grade gaited mare. She lost her left eye years ago. She has a fear of anything on her left side. So she formed tight bond with one of our QH brood mares and always stayed right with her. When we brought Sassy in to breed we had to bring Tory in also, put her in a neighboring pen, and then take them back out together. When Sassy died a few years ago, Tory was devastated. But now she has formed a bond with Rose, who is, touchingly, one of Sassy's daughters.

    Sprite is a red dun quarter horse mare. When she was born she couldn't stand up. She was septic and the vets did heroic work on her. We held her up to nurse every 3 hours for two months. She finally got where she could get up and down on her own and survived. But her joints are permanently affected. Her front legs are twisted to the right, her hips are crooked, and her right stifle is enlarged. She can never be ridden or bred. But she is sweet and friendly and keeps up with the herd. So she graces our pastures!

QUARTER HORSES

     Rainy is a grey appendix quarter horse mare. She broke her pelvis by flipping over a fence at weaning. It healed but left her gimpy for life. She is very friendly and loves to be in the middle of whatever is going on. Sometimes her thoroughbred comes out in her and she over reacts a bit, but her good nature prevails! 

‚ÄčWe farm with our hearts not our heads. It is not a good business model! But we love these magical creatures so much that we can't turn away from those who need help and a home. So we have quite a collection of horses that don't contribute much except their beauty. Some of them were gifted to us because they are lame, or old, or unfit to ride. Some we raised and they have problems that keep them from joining the breeding program. And some are our retired breeding stock, we don't throw them away when they done producing. Here are some of their  stories. I will keep adding to the list as I find the time.