Barn Name: “TRUFFLE”
Possible Registered Name: Tricky’s Little Cinnamon Truffle (*Not Registered)
*There is a story as to why she does not have papers. Her Sire is a buckskin overo, named LTD’s Magic Trick – aka Tricky. He is no longer on our farm. Her Dam, WLS’s Cinnamon Mist of Carousel Farms is still on the farm and is currently bringing us more sweet tempered babies as we speak!
2009 Mare GRADE Currently Measures 32.00”
Truffle is a solid Smokey Black Overo with a black mane and tail, and has a small star on her forehead, a petite frame, friendly eyes, and “pony-kissable” face! She is very patient, and eager to please, and has always been a wonderful kid’s horse! In fact, I think she may just be the very best one! When Truffle was born, our 3 year old granddaughter Kate was the first one to bond with her immediately after foaling. Later on Kate cart trained her when Truffle turned 3. She is has the perfect kind of disposition that you look for when adding brood stock to the therapy babies. In fact, she is scheduled to spend some time with Spot this fall! Won’t that be a beauty?
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.”