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Equine Counselors


“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

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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.


Peachy and her "gear" was so generously donated summer 2023 by Charlie & Pam Vanover-Schmidt.  Pam & Charlie came to our Best of America by horseback ride and fell in love with our cause so when they lost stall space for Peachy, they thought of us.  Her prior career was getting loved on & ridden by their grandkids.  She already hit the ground running becoming an integral part of our little's program.  She is a mini with some spunk and style.  This little Palamino beauty is a hit with our kids in the program.  Charlie & Pam are wonderful partners to the ministry.  
Cowboy "Linus"

Linus is a sweet little horse donated to us from a former lesson stable outside of Abilene Kansas.  He is quiet and friendly with a heart of gold.  We are hopeful he will be ready for the upcoming season.  He has been riding out getting use to the terrain of the Flint Hills.  He had been only ridden in an arena during his previous job.  


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.


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.


Luna is a pony we acquired in early 2023.  She was a former lesson pony and our junior volunteers are getting her all tuned up.  She is a great asset to the ministry.  We are excited for her career here at the ranch.  


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.


Willow was purchased by Mike & Monika Houseman.  Mike has served in army for past 14 years and recently come back from a yearlong deployment from Poland.  He is now transferring out of state for training.  So, they sadly had to let Willow go.  Monika was an educator at Herington elementary.  They have Maelie, Colt, Caleb & baby Carson.  They have had Willow since she was a foal in 2017 bringing her from Alabama to Kansas.  We are excited to have her here at the ranch and cannot wait to see how she will fit into our program.  She will be first gaited horse we have here at the ranch.  Thank you to the Houseman's for trusting us with Willow!

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

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

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Cisco was donated to the ministry in 2021 by Phillip Janke. He had been used primarily in women’s ministry trail rides and had done a few children’s sessions as well. He was a 1992 model. He had a great pep to his step & loved to lope about. He was a super sweet little bay gelding. His previous career, we believe, was competition and then used primarily as a trail/pleasure horse. He sure loved seeing those barrels in the arena though 😊. Cisco went home to God in 2023



Butch was the biggest confidence builder for our kiddos here at the ranch. He had a bubbling personality and was quite the character. He was a sweet pony that was donated to the Ministry by Phillip & Tammy Mobley who own 5M Cattle Company. He was approximately a 2007 model and has quite a personality, as seen by his shades. He was more like a puppy than a pony. Butch went home to God in 2022.



Reba was a cool little appaloosa pony. She was donated by Floyd & Gayle Dowell in 2021. She fit in beautifully with our children’s program. She had a sweet soul and very calm demeanor. She was also approximately a 2007 model. She was also the favorite of one of our granddaughters who could not get enough of her. Reba passed on to God in 2023



Lucky got his name from 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 was a wonderful addition to the ranch and our women’s and children’s ministry rides. He sure got the attention and love made up to him. He had a quiet and soft soul. He was an approximately 1997 model. We were so fortunate to have had the opportunity to acquire him before auction. Lucky went home to God in 2022.



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



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

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