Barn Name: “STINKY TINK”
Registered Name: NOT KNOWN. Papers were lost before we bought her.
Approximately 15 years old. (As of 2016) Currently Measures 33.55”
Tink is a cute, multi-colored pinto. She does not have papers as far as we know. The person who sold her to us told us he lost her papers. We didn’t care about the papers, we were very excited to own her as a grade mare. Tink is cart trained to pull single or double. She has come a long way while at the ranch. She has taught me many things and still continues to talk to me. She is an awesome little mare, and inspired the name WHISPERING PONIES RANCH. If you want to know why this awkward looking little girl is so important, you can read more about her in the book, NO FENCES, By Nita Horn.
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.”