Barn Name: “CINNAMON”
Registered Name: WLS’ Cinnamon Mist of Carousel Farms
2006 Mare AMHR Currently Measures 33.75”
She is a Dark Sorrel Pinto with lots of spark and a little bit of ‘roaning’ across the back! She has a nice straight blaze down her face and 4 white stockings and a ring around her rear. Although it is hard to see in this picture with all her winter fuzz, she has a petite build and a nice head, brown eyes and a lovely mane & tail. She has an amazing disposition, is very well mannered and she loves to please. Although she is cart trained, she is currently one of our very select broodmares. She is an awesome little mamma, and all of her foals make great therapy horses and have inherited her petite build, soft eyes, gentle manners, and unique intelligence. We call her our little resident ‘Red-head’, and she proves to be one of the smartest horses in the herd!
By sponsoring one or more WPR therapy ponies, you are partnering directly with this healing ministry by contributing to the care of these life-changing animals–their foods, veterinary care, farrier, as well as contributing to the operating and construction costs of the retreat facility. As a WPR sponsor, you will receive a hoof-signed, frame-able picture of your sponsor horse(s) and a personalized autographed copy of Nita Horn’s new memoir, No Fences: It Started with a Plastic Pony, all about the childhood vision that led to the 280-acre Whispering Ponies Ranch.
Whispering Ponies Ranch is a private retreat center where horses are trained for therapy uses and people of all ages attend by invitation for restorative ministries. All amenities—from food services and lodging to expert recreational and counseling staff—are provided at no cost.
Tom and Nita Horn envisioned WPR as a safe and inspirational environment where people can be rejuvenated or just relax for a few days to get refreshed. The therapy ponies of WPR visit places like veteran centers and care facilities and are used in public schools to help children with learning disabilities. Starting in the Fall of 2016, when the office complex is expected to be finished, groups will be able to use the facility for general retreat purposes (marriage encounters, writers’ breakaways, youth camps, and so on) but, as Dr. Horn says, “The heart and vision for the facility is primarily to focus on those who have somehow been hurt, abandoned, disabled, or abused.”