THYR Horse Video
Meet Our Horses
Apple is our miniature and even though he’s only a few feet tall he still walks tall and proud. He loves all his girl horses and thinks he’s their leader and protector although he only measures just above their knees (they remind him otherwise sometimes!). Before coming to the ranch Apple did not fit in to a herd and was scared of people and seemed a bit lonely. Now he will often be the one to greet you and is a favorite for leading around, grooming, and especially painting on and braiding his hair. He is such a trooper! We are so thankful for his patience and gentleness with our kids!
Breezy is a precious boy about 16 years old (in 2014). He was once used to trail ride and fox hunt but his feet are now in pain and prevent him from doing those activities. He is perfect for our program as he is a leader among the horses, but is incredibly docile and gentle with kids. He is known for having two different colored eyes and for the way he loves a good neck scratch! We are thankful to one of our former volunteers for her kind donation of our leader of the herd!
Katy is a beautiful girl who came to us very stubborn and wanting to be the boss. She had been a brood mare, purchased for the purpose of being bred, until it was discovered she would never be able to have babies. She had been left out to pasture without another purpose so was a little hesitant when she was brought here and given a job. After many hours with Jessie Jordan, it seems she grew to love her job and appreciate having a purpose in life. She has become one of our most consistent horses. She relates well to many of our youth who have needed to be ‘the boss’ in their own lives for whatever reason. But she is great with most of our children. Katy was a gift from Kyle’s mom when his dad passed away. Katy is a nice reminder of his legacy and a gift we are happy to have her ‘working’ on the ranch with us!
Grace is a 10 year old Rocky Mountain Trail Horse with loads of love and spunk. Her blonde hair and dapple color is an ideal Rocky Mountain Trail Horse. Grace has wild energy when is it time to lunge and she also loves to eat. Grace was donated to the ranch by Karin and Mike French. Mike was looking to sell his horses but at a doctors visit he met a nurse who told him about THYR and he instantly knew he wanted his horses to be a part of a program where they could be loved by many great kids and people.
She is our sweet rescue horse who was estimated to be 16 years old when she came to us in 2013. Sierra had just been rescued when we purchased the ranch property and became the first horse in our herd. She had been starved and hit a lot in the head. It appears she had also had a barbed wired bit used on her as her mouth was cut up and a tooth was broken and needed to be pulled. It has taken her a while to trust people due to her abuse and neglect but over the years has overcome her fear and is most willing to serve our youth with similar backgrounds who she seems to relate to. She has become a favorite to many of our youth.
Meet Raven and Milo
Raven is a 14 year old Rocky Mountain Trail Horse and she cares after Milo, a 2 year old miniature donkey. Raven adopted Milo when he was just a baby. Her relationship with Milo is one that is true love. Donkeys and Horses are different animals but Raven loves and cares for Milo anyways! Raven and Milo were donated to the ranch by Karin and Mike French. Mike was looking to sell his horses but at a doctors visit he met a nurse who told him about THYR and he instantly knew he wanted his horses to be a part of a program where they could be loved by many great kids and people.
Gizmo is a draft horse. He is a Red Dunn, Suffolk Punch and quite the handsome horse. As soon as someone lays eyes on him they fall head over heels for this stud. Gizmo is also owned by Olivia, he was previously living in another city but she is glad to have him living closer to home! Gizmo has a hard time telling the difference between what is a snack and what isn’t so please do not put your fingers near his face. He loves to play with jacket zippers and he also might follow you around like a giant dog. Gizmo’s heart definitely matches the size of his body!