MEET OUR HORSES
Prince was born on March, 12, 2012. When he turned 3 they trained him to be a racehorse but he didn’t like it too much. He was nicknamed “Killer Horse” because of how much he disliked racing. After his first race which he lost, badly, they made the decision to retire him into his next career. Prince was put up for sale and sold mainly because of his looks. However due to the fact that he is known to be a little clumsy they ended up returning him and he was put up for sale again. Soon after my first horse sadly past, we ended up looking for a new horse that I could start to train and love to try and get over my first horse. We ending up contacting Prince’s old owner and made the decision after meeting him for the first time that he was the horse I wanted.
Spirit was born on March 24, 2009, and she had an eventful racing career with 15 Starts, 2 Wins, 2 Places, and $23,841 in career earnings. But after a while, Spirit became bored with the racing life and moved on to retire into her next career. Spirit was sold to stable for the purpose of breeding her and racing her foals (related horses). In 2012 the horse breeding laws changed and they were forced to try and sell their horses or else they would be sold at auction. That meant they would most likely go to slaughter. The owner of Spirit at the time was very sad about this and didn’t want to send her horses to death, so she tried to find homes for the ones she couldn’t keep. She heard that my family was looking to buy horses for my sister and I for our ninth birthday. She came to our house, knocked on our door and asked if we would take some. We ended up getting Spirit and another horse named Hope who past before we bought the resort in 2017.
Bam Bam was adopted by my sister and me in 2015 from a horse rescue we volunteered at. We don’t know his age for certain but we do know what he was born anywhere from 2000 to 2010. Bam Bam lived with a young girl, her grandparents and the other horses, but sadly after her grandparents passed a few months apart, the young girl could no longer care for her horses and they were sent away. We don’t really know what happened between there and him coming to the rescue, but we do know that whoever was charged with watching BamBam and his horse siblings abused and neglected them to the point where the horse rescue had to step in. Bam Bam is very, very shy because of his past and can be very difficult to catch and he is espically scared around men. Nowadays Bam Bam is happy sitting in paddock semi-retired but he does enjoy the people who bring him treats and are very calm and relaxed around him. He tends to enjoy the company of small children because of his small size.
Chanel is the newest addition to our herd. She is very calm and loves children so she is the one who you will most likely see when we do pony rides. We think she was born in 2002 but we are not sure because of the circumstances we got her from. Chanel came to us in early September 2019. When she first came, her previous owner had the intent to board her with us. As soon as she came, it was a clear case of neglect and abuse. Soon after we placed a lean on the horse because her owner wouldn’t pay for the recovery of the abuse she caused. After months of vet bills and recovering for Chanel, she is finally healthy enough to do what she loves – trails rides and pony rides for the guest of the resort.