DOB: Buckskin QH mare, foaled 2008.
Trigger came to us Oct 31, 2009 from a PMU* industry in Manitoba. She is one of our more sensitive mares and partners well with more sensitive humans. While not under saddle yet, Trigger’s future is bright and we see an awesome trail horse in the making. Sponsor Trigger
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Nickname: Angel cakes
DOB: Black Percheron cross mare, foaled 2008.
Origin story: Arrived Oct 31, 2009 from a PMU farm in Manitoba, Angel has a noble heart and is learning to trust humans despite her first year of life in neglect and abuse. We have big plans for Angel as she shares a story that many of us can relate to. Sponsor Angel cakes
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Name: Memo Queen
DOB: Grey OTTB mare, foaled 2000.
Origin story: Queen was the first OTTB we rescued in spring 2010 from Camelot Auction kill pen in NJ. Maryland bred, she raced until age 4 and had 4 babies. She’s a spicy mare, she still thinks it’s time to race every time she is saddled. One of her favorite activities is getting baths and letting the kids paint words of love and hope on her perfect white body. Sponsor Queen
Thank you to Queens Sponsors: Tracy Cookman
DOB: Sorrel QH mare, foaled 2004.
Origin story: We rescued Molly from Camelot Auction kill pen in NJ with the Queen. We don’t know Molly’s story prior to the killpen, but she has come to us very willing and obedient; she was obviously started well. Molly shines brightest with the kids, she stands calm and still as kids excitedly brush her and braid her mane. She is solid and dependable, and we think she is priceless. Sponsor Molly
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DOB: Red Chestnut OTTB gelding, foaled 2004.
Origin story: Although T.R. was destined for greatness with bloodlines tracing back to Bold Ruler, he never raced. He was diagnosed with a clubbed right front foot making him unfit to race. The Second Race organization reached out to us and in March of 2010 T.R. arrived to our green pastures. T.R. has relaxed into a friendly, curious, and slightly mischievous boy. Sponsor TR
Thank you to TRs Sponsors: Caroline Buck
Name: Memo Mon
Nickname: Monny, the Mon
DOB: Grey OTTB gelding, foaled 2005.
Origin story: Monny is Memo Queens first colt! Tracy, our CEO had her eye on rescuing the Mon and worked directly with his trainer in West Virginia to adopt him in July 2010. The Mon retired because he didn’t want to race anymore. He is a very sweet boy, kind, but a little sassy when he is feeling really good. Sponsor Mon
Thank you to Monnys Sponsors: Tracy Cookman
Name: Dry Branch Dame
Nickname: D.B.D. or Deebers
DOB: Chestnut OTTB mare, foaled 2005.
Origin story: This southern, texas bred gal came to us July 2010. The Mon’s trainer gave her to us with The Mon to rehab after she cracked her shin in her last start in June of 2010. While infamously prone to injuring herself, she has famously recovered every time; this girl has never taken a lame step. She’s won the hearts of many and continues to amaze us with her spunky personality and drive to perform. Sponsor DBD
Thank you to DBDs Sponsors: Anna Moore
Name: Mostacolli Mort
Nickname: Mort or Morty
DOB: Bay OTTB gelding, foaled 2004.
Origin story: Mort raced at Del Mar among others at Grade 2 and won over 240k on the track. He was retired due to cartilage deterioration in his fetlock and we adopted him through The Second Race in Fall of 2010. Mort is a doll. Mort has come full circle with us to become one of our dependable horses for the kids programs. Watch out though, he’s a cookie monster and would follow you all over Colorado to receive a cookie. This horse is very intelligent, loves people, he is a huge love bug. Everyone loves Mort. Sponsor Mort
Thank you to Morts Sponsors: Aurora Chaffee
DOB: Bay Oldenburg/Danish WB mare, foaled 1997.
Origin story: Ella was donated to our rescue for our youth programs to avoid auction when current owner couldn’t care for her and breeder wouldn’t take her back. She has had a foal and has flunked out of dressage training. Despite her unfortunate background she came to Fall 2010 ready for a fresh start and a new purpose. She is sound and an absolute sweetheart! Under saddle, Ella always would like to go just a little bit faster, so for an experienced comfortable rider she is a pleasure to ride! Sponsor Ella
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DOB: Black/Brown OTTB gelding, foaled 1995.
Origin story: Rajah came to us from a friend who needed to retire him when she moved on to a younger horse. Rajah has an amazing resume! He started as a racehorse, then became a show hunter/jumper. When his hocks became too stiff to jump he became a lesson horse, before we received him in 2011. Rajah is a teacher. From the 6 year old he is teaching to let go of the saddle horn, to the 17 year old he is teaching how to trust, Rajah is an amazing gift to all the kids. Sponsor Rajah
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DOB: Bay OTTB mare, foaled 1992.
Origin story: Babe 3 times before retiring and becoming a steady trail horse for an elderly gal. She was donated to us October 2013 to continue her fun on the trails and interaction with others. Babe is quite the mare, she prefers alfalfa to grass, likes her morning grain ration warm, and prefers to be groomed in her favorite grooming spots. We love her sassy diva ways, and the kids love her beautiful face! Sponsor Babe
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DOB: Bay Warmblood/draft cross mare, foaled 1996.
Origin story: Cleo is a quiet, reserved mare. She is sweet and kind. One of our largest horses, she is also one of the gentlest. She came to us with dressage training under her belt. She became a kids horse for another organization before we received her. She has much to teach, and we are glad to have her with us. Sponsor Cleo
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DOB: Paint gelding, foaled 1988.
Origin story: Old Roper is a volunteer favorite. Don’t let his age fool you, he is still a spicy guy with tricks up his sleeve. He is so sweet though when shown any attention, especially grooming. Roper is blind in one eye and mostly blind in the other, Babe acts as his “seeing-eye horse” and where she goes, he goes. He has earned the easy life we are giving him, and he is retired the senior citizen life. Sponsor Roper
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Nickname: Bulldosie Rosie
DOB: flaxen chestnut QH/Morgan mare, foaled 2003.
Origin story: Rosie was rescued in 2013 but had an extended foster stay before came to the ranch spring 2015. We are so glad she made it to us! She quickly proved herself to be kid friendly, dead broke, and unflappable. We climbed over her, under her, and put her through a lot of testing before we turned her loose with the kids. She is a gem, and the sound of little voices calling out ” Rosie, Rosie!!” will be heard for many years to come. Sponsor Rosie
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DOB: QH mare, foaled 2008.
Origin story: Juliet was rescued off a feedlot in October 2014. In the feedlot pen, she was looking for a savior, and found our Founder Tracy. She walked over and placed her head on her shoulder as if saying, “save me”, and so we did. She is as sweet as can be! We think she has some pretty nice bloodlines and wow is she athletic, Juliet is learning to trust, and we look forward to watching her blossom. Sponsor Juliet
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Nickname: Turtle, Nerd
DOB: Roan QH gelding, foaled 2011.
Origin story: Sterling is quite the dude. We rescued him from the feedlot in October 2014. He came to us lightly broke, but with consistency and patience has blossomed into a great trail horse. He has become a favorite for our kids programs for his good size and good looks. Sponsor Sterling
Thank you to Sterlings Sponsors: Lucia Ginten
DOB: Konik Pony mare, foaled 2002.
Origin story: We rescued Padah off the feedlot in October 2014. A tiny powerhouse, she featured heavily in our youth programs. She was destined for slaughter, but she was redeemed. Her life is very, very precious. The word “padah” is a Hebrew word, meaning to redeem or to ransom, פָּדָה. Indeed she was redeemed, and just like the kids we serve, we find her worth the cost. Sponsor Padah
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DOB: paint, gelding, foaled 1992.
Origin story: Randy came to us in October 2015. Randy has only 3 teeth! He came to us because he requires a special beet pulp/alfalfa mix that he can slurp down. Randy loves his food, he is quite the spry old man when it comes to meal time. Aside from his appetite and avid use of his senior citizen card, Randy is a gentleman with the kids. He LOVES to be groomed, in fact, he usually falls asleep! Although Randy is in semi retirement, we are so grateful for the kindness and elderly spunk he brings to the ranch. Sponsor Randy
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DOB: Chestnut QH gelding, foaled 2008.
Origin story: If Chevy was a dog, he’d be a Labrador. He’s an absolute sweetheart to people. Chevy is a born and raised western boy. He was trained to be a cutting horse but when physically the job was too demanding he was given up for a better horse. Such is the destiny of many horses, but that is where we came in and redefined his identity to unconditional loved. Now he reflects that to all the kids he comes in contact with. Sponsor Chevy
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DOB: Chestnut OTTB gelding, foaled 2002.
Origin story: With Secretariat for a grandfather, McCool has quite the pedigree. Like many racehorses he suffered injury though and was retired. We received McCool through a GoFundMe looking for a forever home that provided him the TLC he deserves while still having so much to give. McCool arrived to us in December of 2016 and he has already touched so many kids lives! He’s gentle, kind, and an all around solid horse. Sponsor McCool
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DOB: Grey AQHA mare, foaled 2002
Origin story: Abigail was a broodmare and gave her owner many babies for many years before being deemed no longer useful to him. She was dumped at auction. We saw her and began fundraising. With thehelp of our supporters Abigail came home. Sweet and loving she will be joining our kids programs in 2018. Sponsor Abigail
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Name: Big Red
DOB: Chestnut OTTB Gelding, foaled 1997
Origin story: Red came to us in 2017 as a placement from his owner who had rescued him from another rescue. She had planned to feed him up and use him as an event horse, however a change of jobs left her without enough time. He is perfectly sound and a sweet boy under saddle. We are looking forward to pairing him up with our kids. Sponsor Red
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DOB:Chestnut QH Mare, foaled 2007
Origin story: Rumor found herself 9 months pregnant at the mercy of a kill buyer. A kind hearted young woman stepped up and saved her. A few months later Rumor gave birth to Hercules. After a few months her new owner began looking for the perfect placement for this mom and baby duo. We don’t know much about Rumors past, but as sweet, well broke, and gentle as she is we consider her a blessing to our ranch. Sponsor Rumor
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DOB:Chestnut QH yearling, foaled 2017
Origin story: Atlas was saved when his mother Rumor was found pregnant at a kill pen. A kind hearted young woman stepped up and saved them both. After a few months her new owner began looking for the perfect placement for this mom and baby Atlas. We are excited to raise our very own yearling and see what hunk Atlas turns into!
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DOB: Sorrel Chestnut QH Gelding, foaled 1998
Origin story: Cooper was the subject of animal cruelty case and came to use emaciated and abused. Upon discovering of his lack of teeth due to age, we immediately created a mealplan that he could digest and would help him return to health. Cooper is now part of our retired senior herd and is a spry happy, healthy fellow. He is slow to trust, but we don’t mind. All we want for him is to enjoy retirement and take lots of senior naps.Sponsor Cooper
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DOB:Chestnut WB Gelding, foaled 1994
Origin story: Cisco came to us from a dear friend with a schooling stable. Cisco was a show horse and taught many kids how to ride. As retirement crept up on him though, his owner asked if we could give him the rest and relaxation he desired and we happily obliged. As long as Cisco is up for it we will pull him out every now and then to teach special kiddos but for the most part he enjoys retirment with his fellow seniors. Sponsor Cisco
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DOB:black QH yearling, foaled 2017
Origin story: Jett was found at a killpen at just a year old to ship to slaughter. He was rescued by a nice lady to use as a trail horse, but was discovered to have an incurable malformity called fetlock varus in his hind right fetlock. Upon discovery, the lady sought us out to provide for this youngsters needs. He is in fabulous care and has been sponsored by one of our very own volunteers, Hannah. His malformity does not affect his demeanor and he is in no pain. We hope to keep Jett pasture sound and a happy healthy member of our herd. Sponsor Jett
Thank you to Jett’s sponsors: Hannah Eck
*PMU: “Pregnant Mare Urine” is a drug used for pregnant women to produce estrogen. PMU drugs are made by keeping mares constantly pregnant and collecting their estrogen-rich urine. Our PMU horses are foals (byproducts) of this industry in Canada.