Barn Name: “DIAMOND”
Registered Name: WPR’s Hoss’ Diamond Bear Gift (PENDING)
2014 Gelding AMHR Currently Measures 33.00”
Diamond is a Pale Palomino with white mane and tail. He got the name Diamond because of the small blaze on the end of his nose formed a nearly perfect diamond. It has stretched a bit and since then, but we still call him by his first given name. He is a stout horse with kind eye and sweet disposition. He is easy to manage and loves to get scratched. Diamond is currently scheduled for training this summer for cart and saddle. He’s a quick learner so we are confident that he will be ready very soon. He will be joined by his younger sister Gemma once she is ready for cart training. They will make great program horses with their willingness to follow your lead. A perfectly matched team for future fun!
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.”