Barn Name: “DIXIE”
Registered Name: RSB Dixieland Delight
1995 Mare AMHR / AMHA Currently Measures 32.50”
Dixie is a Bay Pinto with Black and White mixed mane and tail. She has some awesome markings and is very refined. She is a veteran of the AMHA show ring and was National Top Ten Champion in Multiple Driving category. She has a very sweet temperament being a retired show horse, she makes an awesome seasoned horse for our kids programs. She’s a gentle horse for even the smallest children. We are honored to have such a great mare. Dixie was gifted to our farm by Lori Caldwell at Hot Water Farms near Billings, MO. Thank you Lori! Dixie always makes children very happy!
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.”