I'm Bullet. I came to Shadow Ranch about 2 years ago when my Daddy went off to fight in Afghanistan. My new Mom promised to not only take care of me, but to love me and train me. My friends here did such a good job at it that once he got home, Daddy decided the best thing he could do for me was leave me here with my friends. I miss my Daddy and only get to see him on his days off of work, but I love it here and they love me. I am a gray paint. I am 15 hands tall and at 8 years old.
From one Madison Mounted Patrol agent to another: "Bubba" welcomes Sgt. Krahn to her room at hospice! ...and after a handshake, "Bubba" offers a kiss hello. From Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/madisonmounted?ref=stream
Woohoo! I'm Scootie Klue! I am the newest kid on the block. Some dear friends rescued me back in January and started the process of helping me back to health. They brought me here about a month ago (May 2013) and look! I'm starting to get muscles back. I'm taller than Cowboy, but not much (13.3 hands). I am 18 years old and am an Appaloosa like Star, just not the same color. (Shadow Ranch - TX)
Horse therapy: It has been proven that working (brushing, riding etc) with horses is good medicine for humans whether riding or brushing. The saying is so true: "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man."
Howdy! I'm Flame. I was a champion barrel racer. I got hurt and then my Mom fell on hard times and couldn't take care of us (me and Empress). She decided the best thing to do was see if I could get a new job at Shadow Ranch. It...is...the...bomb!!! I love it here and they love me. Since I am calm and have a smooth ride I get to work with little people! Oh and did you notice that I am a handsome lad? I am over 16 hands tall and 19 years old. No, I am not old! We are just a young herd.
I am THE Empress. I am herd boss. I try really hard to act like royalty, but the people around here can turn me into jello with a touch of their hands. I have been known to handle the most delicate of the ranch's clients. My Mom and me make such a good team that if she asks me to take one slow step with her, I take one slow step. If she needs me just to shift my weight, I just shift my weight. I am a buckskin, about 15 hands tall and at 9 years old have a long happy life ahead of me here.
I'm Star and the baby of the family. Mom calls me her miracle horse. When I came to Shadow Ranch here 4 years ago, I was starving, full of parasites with an umbilical hernia and about 13 hands tall. I heard some people say that I was the ugliest horse they had ever seen and others wonder if I was even going to live. Boy did I fool them!! Jim thinks I may end up over 17 hands tall when it's all said and done.
Dip n’ Dots is a 4 year old Appaloosa Bay Roan Pony of America. He was born in 2008. Dip n' Dots is a big lover and absolutely loves hugs! He is a sweet, gentle, and kind horse; a perfect combination for our riders. He is one of the smartest horses in the barn and learns very quickly! -Equest in Texas
Hallo! I am Cowboy! I am a Haflinger. I am short, but powerful. I came from Equest - a therapy center in DFW. My only rider there was Miss Jan. She bought me and brought me here where she rides me twice a week. I really love the little people and since I am little it helps assuage some of their fears. A lot of first time riders start with me and then move up to the bigger horses. I am 13 hands tall and 10 years old.