Teddy, a Tennessee Walking Horse (Also known as a Gated Horse) , came into service one year ago. He is the youngest of all the horses at the farm at only 10 years old. He is very affectionate and a willing partner in equine therapy.
Tristan: 30 year old Thoroughbred
Tristan is a called a Rhone, because his hair is red and white. Tristan was named after the German Opera and love story of Tristan and Isolde. Tristan has a short lived racing career and started 43 times at Monmouth Park. I purchased Tristan when he was 8 years old. His body was broken down, but his spirit was shining bright. Tristan is a typical race horse he likes to move fast and is extremely sensitive to his environment. Tristan is considered a senior now, but even though he has tumors throughout his body and is riddled with arthritis, he still enjoys a nice walk with me in the woods. He has been an instrumental part of my life and continues to nourish my soul each day.
Davis: 17 year old Spotted Mountain Horse
Davis is considered a Spotted Mountain Horse because he has white on his legs that extend above the knee and white spots on his rump, jowl and belly. Davis was purchased by Dawn Heasley when he was 3 years old after a traumatic abusive event. This event has left Davis suffering with PTSD symptoms. Years of nurturing and healing have made Davis a wonderful, pleasing and lovable horse that just wants to give back. Davis will be leaving the farm at the end of June, 2019.
Samson: 14 year old Quarter Horse
Samson is considered a Buckskin, as his hair is the color of honey. I purchased Samson when he 8 years old and was originally named Scooter. His mane was so thick and he is so strong, that he reminded me of the biblical story of Samson and Delilah. Samson has the biggest heart and just wants to please everyone he meets. He is very playful and loves attention.
Shack: 26 year old Quarter Horse
Shack (his real name was Lightning Shack) is called a Paint because his hair appears as if paint was thrown on him. Shack was purchased by Anna Cruz when he was 4 years old. Shack and Anna enjoyed many years of riding until the past few years when he when he became lame which caused severe pain in his feet. Shack has experienced a great deal of pain while his feet undergo a transformation. Shack is improving every day and actually began to canter and trot this spring. Shack has a very kind heart and loves attention. Anna and Shack spend time each morning together caring and loving on each other.
Finn: 26 year old Thoroughbred Horse
Finn was born to be a racehorse. He raced for six years and was then retrained to for the show arena. Finn became a successful hunter, jumper and even competed in dressage. He is currently retired and loves to spend his time offering encouragement to veterans who walk and groom him.
Ginger passed away on April 16th, 2018. She will be sorely missed. Ginger was an Applaloosa because her markings are spotted and mottled, and the white around her eyes. Appaloosa’s were a favorite among the Native American Indians because they are exceptional in battle and gentle enough to be cared for by children. Ginger was purchased by Toni Smith Winnes when she was 6 years old. Ginger was a loving and strong Mare, and she enjoyed kissing you and doing tricks to get a treat. Ginger loved taking long trail rides with Toni.
“Our beautiful princess has left us. Ginger our herd will never be the same without you. You did such an amazing job with our Veterans – kissing them on cue and allowing them to confidently lead you. You were Tristan’s girl and we are going to miss you so much!!! Thank you everyone for all your prayers. Ginger crossed over the rainbow last night. Please ask God to send his peaceful energy to her Mama Toni.
~Owner Rene Stone, April 16th, 2018