Anyone who has spent time around horses knows that they embody a quiet wisdom and natural curiosity. Along with the physical pleasure of learning to ride a horse comes the emotional connection to a nonjudgmental and loving friend.
Miniature horses - Daisy and Lulu were some of the first horses to be a part of our program.
Our third miniature horse addition, Sonny came to us last summer! Sonny is very good with the children, and thoroughly enjoys his job of pulling a cart!
Recently we've added two miniature Mediterranean donkeys named Snickers and Candy - they have the best personalities and bring much laughter to our lives!
All of our mini's play dress up with the kids during camps, get painted and taken on parade often! They are also part of our community outreach programs with the elderly when they come to visit. This crew really is Dreamhaven’s little angels in horse hair.
Jimmy is a 22 year old Multi Colored Paint. He is the all-around favorite at the ranch. He came to us a sore, exhausted horse with little or no personality but has blossomed into a multi-talented horse. His talents range from trail riding, hunter hack jumping to being a calm lesson horse for the kids. Jimmy can have a bit of a tude from time to time and with that comes his “look”, which says a lot about his unique personality.
Winston is an 14 year old Morgan Chocolate Palomino. Everyone loves this handsome boy! He has a big personality and loves to be in the middle of everything. This is the first season that the kids have ridden him. He is doing pretty well with an occasional “Winston Moment”. He is an amazing therapy horse as he is so funny & amusing but he is very sensitive and intuitive to the people around him
Smoke’m is a 13 year old Bay Overo Paint. He is a very handsome boy with a big heart. He’s a pretty calm dude. He has won many ribbons showing with his previous owner, so you could say he is a winner who also loves to run!
Ransom is an 20 year old Missouri fox trotter. Ransom is our resident therapy horse. He loves when he gets the chance to be groomed and bathed by all the kids here at the ranch. He certainly is a wise, and handsome guy with a beautiful heart.
Virgil is a 22 year old Arabian/quarter horse. This guy has lots of get up and go for his age. He is so sweet and thoughtful to everyone out here at the ranch. He is enjoying his new role out at Dreamhaven and has a special heart for the kids.
Gotcha has been a fabulous addition to our program! He is a purebred Paso Fino, and he is world champion in multiple disciplines. Gotcha takes his new job at Dreamhaven very seriously, and takes great care of his riders.
Lady is a 16 year old Paint, and Dreamhaven's only Mare. She is a very tall, gentle girl and has been a welcomed addition to our equine family. Many of our Ranch Leaders learned to ride on Lady, and we're excited that she's teaching the next generation of riders!
Willie the Tennesee Walker is a 23 year old gelding is quite the tall drink of water. Willie was donated to the ranch in 2018 after many years of independence. Even in his senior years he is learning some new tricks, and warming up to his new role in our programs. We love Willie for his goofy personality and easy going style.
Dutch is a 10 year old Rocky Mountain / Draft horse gelding, and Ms. Susan's new baby. He is a spunky little fellow - he is thoroughly enjoying his new luxury life and all his equine friends at Dreamhaven.
Duke is an 11 year old American Quarter Horse. Duke came to live at Dreamhaven Ranch in 2017 and at the time was severely underweight and malnourished, but with some time, lots of love and attention Duke has really blossomed. Our "golden boy" loves to make friends and show off his goofy personality - it's safe to say he is now living comfortably.