Sponsor Little Red


Barn Name: “LITTLE RED”

Registered Name: WPR’s Shades’s Magic Red Racer

2013 Solid Sorrell Gelding AMHR Currently Measures 32.50”

He is the offspring of one of our brood mares named Buttercup. His sire is LTD’s Shades of Magic, a very sweet tempered 32.00” grey pinto overo, no longer on our farm.

He is the younger brother of Sunshine pictured above. He has the same likeable disposition of his mamma and daddy, and his sibling Sunshine. He is now cart trained however we are still putting hours on him. He learns quickly and is very easy to manage and will do anything you ask of him. He is also in training for lead-line saddle as well. He should be ready before too long.

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.

"The facility is also available 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.”