Meet the Herd

Palamino Halflinger
13.2 Hands
DOB: Approximately 2006
Arrival at Refuge: 2015

Jonah is a former Amish cart horse, and was donated to the Ranch in 2105. Jonah is probably the most versatile horse at the Ranch. He does it all! His short, but thick stature makes him especially ideal for our Freedom Reins program, in which he carried our special needs kiddos with the utmost care. 


Strawberry Roan
15.2 hands
DOB: Approximately 2002
Arrival at Refuge: 2017

Orion’s owner had more horses than she had time to ride, and believed he had the steady temperament to do the work of loving kids at the Ranch. She was absolutely right! He is a willing reliable friend to our crew. 


Grulla Paint 
14.2 hands
DOB: 2004
Arrival at Refuge: 2006

Willow came to the Ranch young and nearly unhandled. She is the baby of our herd. An “in-your-pocket” kind of gal, she loves people and is one of the first to greet you when you walk into the paddock. With silky smooth gaits, Willow is turning into a reliable mount for the Ranch’s kiddos. 


DOB: 2004
Arrival at Refuge: 2018

Jed’s owner was having trouble keeping weight on him and he had a severe case of rain rot. As a retired barrel horse, in the arena, his instinct is “speed,” but he is learning a more laid-back approach to life. He loves people and is kind and willing-- as sweet as they come! 

Jedidiah (Jed)

Spotted Tennesse Walking Horse
DOB: approx 2013
Arrival at Ranch: 2016

Rose came to the Ranch after her owner rescued her at an auction but was unable to provide longterm care for her. In 2018, Rose sustained a traumatic injury when she sliced open her neck on a piece of metal. After months of recuperation, this sweet mare has been reintegrated back into our programs. Her flashy coloring is a delight to ranch visitors. 


Dun Quarter Horse
15 Hands
DOB: Unknown
Arrival at Refuge: Spring of 2014

Rapha came to the Ranch after sustaining two very serious injuries within a short period of time. His owners were unable to provide the care he needed, so the vet reached out to Refuge to see if we might have a place for him. The name Rapha means “to heal”, and not only have his own injuries healed, but Rapha has been instrumental in the healing of many heart wounds in those who visit the Ranch. 


Bay Appaloosa/White Blanket
14.3 hands
DOB: Approximately 1995
Arrival at Refuge: 2008

Jackson was the very first horse to call Refuge Ranch home! This sweet gelding has taught countless kids and adults the fundamentals of riding… but far more importantly, he has been a faithful, steadying friend to so many. Despite an ornery streak, or perhaps in part because of it, he is beloved by kids and adults alike. Even in his senior years, he is still loving and serving kids with his unique blend of stubborn kindness. 


Paint Miniature Horse
9 hands
DOB: Approximately 2008

Arrival at Refuge: 2015 along with her 1 week old foal, Lilo. 


Quarter Horse
DOB: 2010
Arrival at Refuge: 2019

Trinity was donated to the Ranch in 2019. She is a very easygoing girl- walk is her favorite gait. She is such a great size for many of our riders. While she is as stubborn as they come, she has managed to endear herself to many Ranch participants.