Equine Counselors

BROKEN WING RANCH MINISTRIES

“Ride with me and I will teach you what you need. For I am gentle and humble, and it is here that you will find rest for your soul.”

Matthew 11:29

Babe

Babe is a pretty little red roan mare that was generously donated by Bobby and Lisa Miller in 2021. She is new to the ranch and will be starting up this upcoming season in womens ministry and then graduating to children’s ministry as well. She was previously used as a trail and pleasure horse. She has such a quiet and sweet personality. We have really enjoyed getting to know her here at the ranch.

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Oreo

Oreo is a mini we recently purchased for the ranch in April.  He is a 2018 model.  He is getting broken in by my volunteer Lexi and will be offered for sessions hopefully by the middle of the summer.  He is very sweet but still a little timid yet.

Our horses are more than just ranch animals. They are therapists, friends, family members, and creatures of God.

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Butch

Butch is the biggest confidence builder for our kiddos here at the ranch and is the most popular. He has a bubbling personality and is quite the character. He is a sweet pony that was donated to the Ministry by Phillip & Tammy Mobley who own 5M Cattle Company. He is approximately a 2007 model and has quite a personality as seen by his shades. He is more like a puppy than a pony. If we were having a personality contest he would win by a landslide.

Duke

Duke is another who loves the kids. He is from the JAK ranch originally although we have had him for many years. He primary job is ranch hand, but he has filled in with a couple of sessions with very popular approval. He is another one who loves the attention and the apple treats. His primary duty is women’s ministry trail rides. He loves his Becca from Homestead as much as she loves him.

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Grey

Grey is our ranch welcoming committee. He is a true gentleman and always the greeter at the gate. We have had this teddy bear for many years. He is a 2003 model & what we call a pocket pony. This gentle giant is always looking for love and attention. What he lacks in motivation he makes up for in the size of his heart. He likes frisking the kiddos for apple treats. He is the biggest bundle of love and is spoiled rotten by our kiddos. His heart can warm the most broken and fragile of souls.

Lena

Lena is one of our blue roan beauties. She is a 2016 model as well. She has been getting some miles put on her before she is assisting in the ministry. This upcoming year she will be taking a break to have a baby and start the new line of ranch horses. The kids love her, and she has such a loving spirit. I look forward to seeing how she will grow in the program in the future. She is used at this time in assisted learning sessions and demonstrations. We can’ wait to have some babies here at the ranch and the kids will go wild over them with tons of affection to give.

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Kate

Kate is a half-sister to Lena. She is a 2016 model. She started in the ministry assisting on womens ministry rides and guided trail rides. She has a personality like Grey in which her main objective is love and attention. She is also used for assisted learning sessions and demonstrations. I am looking forward to her future role in the program as the kids are just drawn to her. This little beauty would win the sweetheart competition and doesn’t have a mean bone in her body.

Max

Max has been with us since the day he was born. He is my “Eeyore” since he always looks pouty and gloomy but don’t let his pouty exterior fool you. Max is so loveable he is one of the favorites here on the ranch especially with the older kiddo’s who are not intimidated by his size. He is a rock-solid horse on the ministry team and has been my counselor and baby for over 21 years.

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Meg

Meg is a sweet little filly we got from Nick Allen & Bar X3 Ranch. She is 2018 model. She has been bitten by the love bug and will follow you around anywhere. She loves her apple treats and scratches all over. She has been riding nicely and will soon join the ministry. She is already getting stout and has the best personality. She will make quite the partner in crime. She will be a part of our breeding program when she gets a lot older.

Reba

Reba is a cool little appaloosa pony. She was donated by Floyd & Gayle Dowell in 2021. She has fit in beautifully with our children’s program. She has a sweet soul and very calm demeanor. She is also approximately a 2007 model. I can’t wait to see how she grows in the program. She is also the favorite of one of our granddaughters who cannot get enough of her. She loves her Reebs.

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Cher

Cher came to us in October of 2021.  She was generously donated by George Troutfetter family.  She was used as a trail horse by George to ride with his lovely wife and their grandchildren loved to ride her as well.  She has a kind soul and is a gentle giant.  She is the biggest horse we have here on the ranch!

Lucky

Lucky got his name by one of our dear volunteers. He was going to be sold at Auction when he came here to the ranch. He had been put out to pasture and had not been seen for about 5 years. He is a wonderful addition to the ranch. He sure has gotten the attention and love made up to him. He is a wonderful addition to our women’s and children’s ministry rides. He has a quiet and soft soul. He is approximately a 1997 model. We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to acquire him before he had gotten auctioned.

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Cisco

Cisco is new to the ranch as well. He was also donated to the ministry in 2021 by Phillip Janke. He has been used primarily in women’s ministry trail rides and has done a few children’s sessions as well. He is our oldest guy here at the ranch he is a 1992 model. You couldn’t tell it by looking at him. He has a great pep to his step & loves to lope about. He is a super sweet little bay gelding. His previous career we believe was competition and then used primarily as a trail/pleasure horse. He sure loves seeing those barrels in the arena though 😊

We remember those that served our family, ministry, and community so well.

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Bullseye

Bullseye was one of the popular fellows here at the ranch. He had a quiet personality and was up for anything. He was super sweet and loving. He was our only horse here at the ranch that has a mustache which made him the subject of many of the rainy day art paintings. The kids absolutely loved him, and so did we. Bullseye went home to God in 2021

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Smoke

This little paint horse loved to race and loved to work cattle. He was truly our energizer bunny. He was great with kids and such fun to have had here at the ranch. We had Smoke for years and got him from a rescue situation. He was my son’s horse for years while he was growing. He had career in rodeo and was a good roping horse. Smoke went home to God 2021