Meet the horses of Raven Rock Ranch
Remmy was a PMU baby, which means he didn’t have a mom growing up. Since he has been here, he is learning more everyday about how to maneuver life just like the kids are. He is a Shire breed and although he is big, he has a very gentle spirit. His curiosity and genuine personality bring out the laughter in everyone and leaves smiles on kids faces.
Bergitta (“Bergie”) is Sandy’s own Norwegian Fjord horse, is a star when it comes to liberty work. Her intelligence, kindness, and curiosity make her a favorite at Raven Rock Ranch. She is a super soccer player and loves playing any game at all!
Rusty is our veteran “horse counselor”. A registered Quarter horse, he is patient and kind to new, unsure riders which gives them confidence and joy. He came to us from a family who could no longer afford to care for him, but loved him dearly. It shows .His work with the kids is remarkable!
Rocky is a favorite of children who have a lot of fears. His quiet demeanor and kind, respectful attitude helps put everyone at ease. He is a sage “horse counselor” who cares for our children with joyful love.
Rooney has such a big heart and an unconditional love for everyone he meets. He came from a huge ranch in Wyoming where he was a professional polo horse. He has since retired and is loving his new job of taking care of his very own kids. Rooney is a thoroughbred and although they are known for their high spirit, he brings such a kind and nurturing personality to the barn.
Romeo is half Shetland- half miniature making him the perfect size for our smaller kids to ride. He takes his role of being the little brother of the barn very seriously. He is a rascal in true form. Romeo helps teach patience and perseverance as well as love and loyalty to every child that meets him.
Ruthie is our other Norwegian Fjord. This breed is perfect for therapy work, and Ruthie is a prime example of an intelligent, patient, lovely horse who only wants to serve us. The word most often used to describe Ruthie is “cuddly” as she is very sweet with the children, and many of our volunteers love her, too. Her beautiful, inquisitive eyes say it all.
Rainier is a Cremello Quarter Horse with beautiful blue eyes! He was a Hunter Jumper and sustained an injury, after he was rehabbed back to health, he came for an early retirement at Raven Rock Ranch. He has a lot of professional training and is such a good boy for his kids. His high energy lifts the spirits of everyone that comes to the barn.
Roo came to us from a rescue in Bend Oregon, she had previously been a brood mare and has had multiple babies in her lifetime. She embodies everything that a mother is and carries that spirit with her. Being a therapist comes naturally to her and she loves every minute of it.