She’s a huge part of the family!

Thank you so much to Bug’s adoptive family for the update on the wonderful little mustang mare:

Bug has been a huge part of our family since we adopted her nearly 2 1/2 years ago. She in intuitive and gentle with each of our four children’s abilities-from walking on a lead line with our youngest to a working partnership with her main rider who is 12 years old. Bug is a member of our family and we were blessed with the opportunity to adopt her….Bug has taught us patience, partnership and empathy. We’re thankful for all she has taught us and continues to teach us!

Rest in Peace, Izzy

Our hearts go out to Rochelle and the rest of Izzy’s Wrisky Ranch family!

“Heaven received a real angel today. Today we sadly said goodbye to Miss Izzy. She has been a lesson and camp favorite horse at Wrisky for 5 years. Her quirky but honest personality and sweet demeanor made her a quick favorite. Although she was a loved Wrisky horse she truly belonged to those who rode and loved her. I can’t express enough how honored I am to have had such a sweet angel come to us. She truly has touched so many young and learning riders, igniting the flame for the love of horses and rising. I will miss her so much but am glad she is at peace. “

Trevor and Darcey the goats

Thank you to Shelby on this update on the 2 rescued goats she adopted from us in 2019!
“I wanted to give a 2020 update on Trevor and Darcey. Trevor had a breakthrough and over the past week or two found out that he enjoys scratches and will let me approach him without getting scared!
Darcey wasn’t enjoying the cold on her non-hoofed foot so we bought her some winter dog boots for added warmth and protection to her pad. She has had the boot on for about a month and hasn’t tried to take it off at all!
We had a winter vet check the beginning of December and all the goats are in great health and ready to brave the cold!”

“We love her so much!”

Thank you to Dani for this update on Cactus Katie (now called “Candy”):

“Candy has been awesome! We love her so much; she’s so sweet and calm. Plus Candy and Fancy are the best of buds already! I think she’s feeling right at home and we think maybe soon we will take her on her 1st ride since the move (and setup a lesson w Anna Hill). We cannot say enough good things though! Everyone’s calmer and Fancy is putting great weight on.
Adopting Candy felt like when 12yo me got purchase my 1st horse, Fancy, I am just over the moon about these mares. They are both more short and stout Arabs, calm but ready for adventure. Plus they both love to be groomed and just hang out. She is sweet as Candy. Thanks again for everything!”


A Ton of Personality in a Small Package!

Thank you to Brandy for this update on Esperanza! “Essie” is one of our most recognizable alumni, being known as the “sled filly”. She and her mother Dolores came in during a humane case in December of 2012. Esperanza was so weak she couldn’t stand and had to be taken from the trailer into the clinic by sled. Thank you to the emergency care of Dr. Nicole Eller and staff, Esperanza was able to recover from extreme hypothermia, dehydration, malnutrition, and parasite infestation. She also had one badly injured eye which we had to remove. Within a couple of weeks she was happily cantering around with her mother during turnout time. Brandy met her when we paired them for the In-Hand division of the Diamond in the Rough competition at Truhaven Ranch in 2014. Luckily for Essie, Brandy and family decided they couldn’t part with her after the competition and they adopted her. We have received many updates on Essie over the years and it’s apparent she is Brandy’s pride and joy. Here is the latest:

“Esperanza is a ton of personality in a small package. I absolutely adore my little Nugget. She makes me chuckle every time I work with her. Some days I just do groundwork, some days I do groundwork and ride, and some days I just bring her in and groom. No matter what, she always makes my heart happy. Essie is smart and sassy. I play with some liberty work with her. She can park at the mounting block hands free and then turn so her other side is to me as well. She was used for beginner summer camp and was one of the favorites.
Big successes this year for Essie. My main goal this year was positive off farm experiences for her. We did a couple off farm trail rides, one ended with me riding her bareback in a lake. My daughter rode her at the fairgrounds over the summer several times for 4H and then jumped her during our county fair. I did a couple of clinics with her. Jaycie is doing a jumping clinic with her in couple weeks. Jaycie and I both did some off farm lessons with her as well. All these wonderful experiences has helped to grow her confidence.
Essie has been turned out in the big herd for about 1.5 years now. Only having one eye doesn’t seem to faze her. She’s a smart cookie and stays clear of trouble.
I am so grateful to MHARF for giving her a fighting chance at life.”

Thank you to Brandy and family for giving this girl such a great home!