Meet the Team
Astar is a 2004 Mustang gelding from the Cedar Mountain herd in Utah. He joined us last summer for the Branded at Heart TIP Challenge in Rock Springs, WY where he had 100 days to be gentled and then shown. At the show in August 2017, he placed 7th overall. Astar is a very smart and curious horse who responds well to clicker training. He helps people learn to regulate their energy and be very patient. Astar is currently looking for his forever home and is up for adoption. Please contact us if you are interested
Bella is a 2009 Mustang from a Herd Management Area in Oregon. She was originally trained for the 2012 Extreme Mustang Makeover. After placing 10th, she then went through 4 more homes before landing with us. Bella is smart and confident and can be a bull-headed at times. However, she has a soft side she only lets the closest to her see.
Cherokee is 2005 Mustang gelding from Nevada. He is full of personality so he provides an opportunity for people to see the full range of horses behavior. He is determined, so he pushes people to learn to be assertive but not aggressive while helping them learn to smile again.
Kingsley is a Mustang who was born in 2011 on a range in Nevada. He was captured when he was two and gentled through the prison program at the Gunnison Prison in Utah. He is very friendly, kind, and well-liked by everyone. He provides great comfort for people who need it and can make people smile with his youthful ways. He can also help people who need to learn to stand up for themselves and learn about boundaries. He loves attention and his food. Kingsley is our biggest horse, coming up at 17 hands tall.
Lady is a 20 year old paint "that ain't". Basically a sorrel. She's very much her own horse. While she likes to move out, sometimes she also takes care of her rider. She will make anyone work for her attention and respect.
Lily is a Mustang out of Oregon born in 1996. She was abused at one of her homes so when she came to us she was angry and untrusting. However, she has mellowed out and become a valuable addition to the program. She is a great example for participants that it is possible to learn to trust again and there are benefits. She also teaches people about how to earn trust from someone else.
Lucky is 3/4 Percheron and 1/4 Quarter horse. She was a PMU mare who was rescued from slaughter and then we adopted from the Oklahoma rescue. She is 20 but still has plenty of life in her. She will challenge someone or hug them depending on what they need.
Zeus is a 2004 Mustang who was gathered from the Warm Springs HMA in Oregon in 2006. He came to us in Spring of 2016 because his owner could no longer care for him. He was in kind of sad shape at the time and was pretty closed up. However, over the summer he put on weight, had a bath or two, and learned that people are not so bad. Zeus is at the low end of the herd but he still knows how to get what he needs. He is being retrained to be ridden and his progress is being helped by Lillan Roquet, a Level 3 Parelli Professional.
We found out that Zeus has Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his left eye in Fall 2016. We didn't know how long he had it but it is treatable. He was scheduled for surgery to remove his third eyelid and, hopefully, the whole tumor. Fortunately, the Equine Opthomologist reduced her rate for the surgery, for which we are very grateful. Zeus is now Cancer free! Check out the photo array. Zeus is slated to be used by our Vietnam Veteran Nurse who is now in a wheelchair and with whom Zeus has developed quite a bond.