Doc's Spotted Bear
Leopard Appaloosa Age 29
Doc, with his flashy leopard coat and big brown eyes, seems to have
his own philosophy with regard to Equine Assisted Therapy. He loves everyone and does anything participants ask of him. Regardless
of age or stature Doc adjusted well with the gang after being rescued and soon became in high demand because he was not only
gentle and calm but he was also the biggest of the horses. Doc has a great sense of humor and is a jokester by commonly knocking
brushes and water bottles off fence posts or checking your pockets for any extra tidbits of food. Doc also loves cheese doodles,
which he gets only on special occasions. He continues to participate in our EAAT programs.
Morgan Thoroughbred Cross Age 34 Passed Saturday January 09, 2016
"In loving Memory"
Pegasus arrived at WildRose (before we were Healing With Horses) with
his sidekick Mr.Domino as an older teenager in horse years. He expressed an interest in people with disabilities. Shari would
visit Pegasus while beginning her recovery and transition trying to find her way back to a somewhat normal existence after
her near fatal auto accident. Through her pain and struggle, Pegasus was her best friend. He knew her strengths and weaknesses
and understood her needs better than any therapist or physician. Shari explains, “I felt strong and proud with him.
He heard me laugh and cry. He was so patient with me as I tried to regain strength to ride. He would never
hurt me as my bond with him became deep. He never did hurt me and would never hurt anyone else. His persistence and patience
as he watched me struggle made him become one of the most unsurpassed Therapeutic Horses I could ever encounter.” Pegasus
touched the lives of many people going through various challenges. Our entire staff misses him dearly.
Mr. Domino Effect
Purebred Appaloosa Age
30 Passed away on February 14, 2012
"In loving Memory"
Domino was rescued along with Pegasus Dreamer.
He taught self healing along with equine communication and activities. He was prevalent in dressage, trail and road riding.
He was loved by staff, clients, and visitors alike. Domino could be trusted with young children and was a great herd leader.
He and Pegasus got Shari on her feet from a horrific auto accident. He was empathic and could read people which helped them
achieve their personal goals. Surprisingly he had a sense of humor that brought laughter to many. His loss was devastating
to many including Shari and her dear friend Sanna. He brought so much joy to many. His lessons were surreal as he allowed
people to prosper, improve self control, self-esteem and empowerment. We miss his great character here on our farm.
Santa Fes Indy aka "Indy"
Pinto Tobiano Age 10
Indy was introduced to us from a wonderful friend who felt Indy would be a wonderful
fit for our facility. Indy is good at his job helping our challenged clients and our Youth at Risk children.
We are more than pleased to add him to our herd. Indy is gentle laid back and is very empathetic and aware of human emotions.
He is also very beautiful. Indy has adjusted well to our farm and seems to love his new horse (and human) friends.
Through Indy have added a wonderful horse friend to our facility.
Renegade "The Outlaw"
Roan Paint-Appaloosa Cross Age 14
Renegade, or Renny for short, was rescued from an abusive situation
by Ray of Light Farm. This poor boy was found in a dark stall at the back of a barn. He has been given a loving
home in January of 2010. He is gentle and patient with children. He has helps children especially our Youth at Risk.
Renegade enjoys people and being groomed, along with eating as much fresh grass as he can get. He finds a way to lighten
any situation and put a smile on the faces of others. His kindness is advantageous to participants in our Equine Assisted
Therapy Programs. Many riders feel more comfortable starting out on Renegade due to his short stature.
Heart of Plaudit
"aka" Twister, Leopard
Appaloosa Age 11
Heart of Plaudit was rescued from
the high floods in Arkansas and was delivered to the farm within three days. He was given the name "Twister" due
to his rough start of being born in the middle of a tornado at birth back west. He arrived cold and scared at the age of one
and a half. Twister is sweet and gentle, despite his traumatic experiences He fit into the herd as if he were always a member
of the family. Everyone who comes to the farm immediately falls in love with him. He has everything to offer and acts as the
caretaker for all the other horses. Twister is currently available for our "Caring With Combs" Program.
Shetland Pony Mini Cross Age 19
brought new excitement Healing With Horses upon his arrival. Jimmeh was a rescue and donated to the farm by Wayne Budney of
the CT Farm Bureau. He has many looks with his Tina Turner hair style. He will most certainly bring a smile to anyone's face.
He loves to lick, kiss, and hug people and is very good at tricks. Children and adults adore him. Jimmeh has been in our home
and will be used as a therapy pony to visit nursing homes and schools. He loves to be petted and enjoys children. Jimmeh is
in our "Caring with Combs" program for those people without full range of motion and want to groom or bond with
a horse. He is the sixth addition to the Family.
Toby, Registered Paint, Pinto & QH Age 11
Toby came to us from North Dakota as a crypyorchid which are undescended
testis at the age of one and a half. He was in need of training and surgery.
Horses internal organs are free floating which may cause complications or death.
We took a chance with Toby in the hopes we could give him a good life. The gelding procedure was a success. Toby
was trained with much patience and loves children. He had been placed in our equine therapy
program for sometime. Toby has been trained by Mr. Lee Terry out of Texas. Their bond is incredible . Toby. currrently
remains on the farm.