Barn Name: “VALENTINE”
Registered Name: Millwood Stars Lil Stormy Valentine
2002 Mare – AMHR/AMHA Currently measures 37.00”
Valentine is a flashy Sorrell Pinto with a white star on her forehead and snip on her nose, and a mixed mane and tail. She is a veteran of the show ting and is trained to pull single, double, or in a 4 horse hitch. Her unique markings are quintessentially western, and since she is a bit taller, her foals are perfect size for saddle and carts. She has a wonderful and very manageable disposition and gets along with anyone. Here is she is pictured with her last foal, Rebel. She is currently in foal to Spot. So, we may just get that Pinta-loosa we are hoping for!?
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.”