Barn Name: “SUGAR”
Registered Name: Masters Sugar Girl
1993 Mare AMHR Currently Measures 33.75”
Sugar is a Silver Dapple mare with a miniature draft style body, gorgeous thick white mane & tail, soft doe-like eyes, and lovely face. She is gentle and easy to manage. Sugar is also cart & buggy trained and drives single, double and is the 1st wheel horse in our matching Silver Dapple, 4-horse hitch! She is all business when she’s working! You can pull her out of the pasture any day of the week and she’s ready to go, and even at her age can still out work ‘the guys’ in the 4-horse hitch! However, not to worry folks, Sugar is now semi-retired and enjoys being one of our favorite brushing ponies with all that thick luscious hair! By the way, she is the mamma to her wheel horse partner Dandy.
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.”