The Herd

All needed a home–All found one with us


All of the horses have a story.  Read more about each one below:

Melody

Barn Name: Melody
Full Name: PF Endless Melody
Breed: Purebred Polish Arabian
Birthdate: May 10, 1991

The beautiful queen of the barn. She came to Letitia over 12 years ago when she needed a soft spot to land. Letitia’s dream horse since she was a little girl. An ex show horse, she has been with us the longest now. She is the first one to come in at night and enjoys green apples and raspberries. She has a spirit that draws people to her and has a sense for any child that comes in with special needs.

Meet the Team

Melody

At Horse Fair

Melody

All pretty for the party

Melody and Illyona

The day Illyona came home from the hospital

Hottie

Barn Name: Hottie
Full Name: Justa Hottie
Breed: Morgan/Quarter Horse
Birthdate:  1989

The cute guy that’s our Hottie man He came to us 11 years ago and really helped us create the program we have today. His past owner could no longer take care of him and he had a lot of structural issues that took 2 years and a lot of help and rehabilitation to give him a life where he felt useful. If it wasn’t for his gray hair and allergy eyes, you’d never know how old he is. He has started many kids and adults on their path to loving horses and taught many life lessons both on his back and on the ground. Retired from the riding program due to a chronic tendon injury, he continues to enjoy his EAL work. Be sure to stop and give him a pet and carrots when you come to the barn so he continues to feel the love we have for him.

Meet the Team

Hottie

At Horse Fair

Hottie and Rylie

Fair Pictures

Hottie

2020

Jack

Barn Name: Jack
Full Name: Jackson’s Wildfire
Breed: Quarter Horse
Birthday:  1991

Jack came to us a grumpy old man with Lilly when their owner was injured and couldn’t care for them anymore. The TLC he has received from everyone has softened his grumpy exterior, though he’d never admit it. When he became lame a few years ago we had a long road to follow with first a misdiagnosis then to surgery with a new vet. It has been amazing to see that he went from potentially needing to be put down to returning to living a rich life. His knee isn’t perfect, but it doesn’t have to be. Jack is now retired from the riding program, but continues to love getting attention and carrots.

Meet the Team

Charlie Hernandez

President

Adeline Bell

Designer

Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

Lilly

Barn Name: Lilly
Full Name: Dreams Made Lucky
Breed: American Paint Horse
Birthday:  

Lilly is a little silly and a lot of spunk. She came to us seven years ago when her owner was no longer capable of caring for her. She had sat for a quite a while in a pasture, so she was more green broke than we were originally told but she has come a long way in her training. Her cute looks get her noticed, but it’s her sweet nature that wins people’s hearts.

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Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

Ty

Barn Name: Ty
Full Name: BJs Secret Moon
Breed: Quarter Horse
Birthday:  1997

Ty is quite the handsome man. His family was looking for a forever home when he needed to be retired from his roping career. Despite being the largest horse in the barn, he’s really quite the wuss. First afraid of birds then a butterfly, trail riding isn’t really his thing, but he’s become a good arena horse and helps with the program. For those willing to put in the effort and spend the time, Ty is an honest and dependable partner.

Meet the Team

Charlie Hernandez

President

Adeline Bell

Designer

Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

Tahlia

Barn Name: Tahlia
Full Name: Poco Tabs Deal
Breed: Quarter Horse
Birthdate:  1997

Oh Tahlia! We had a stall open up and what pops up in my Facebook but a Palomino (remember I said no Palominos) that I couldn’t get off my mind. Underweight, sad, and four homes in five months; when I saw her I knew she had to go home with us. She has been a challenge both physically, trying to get down to her pain, and emotionally with her issues. She just wants to be loved and understood. She is so loved by her people and they have been willing to take the time to work through things. It has been a long haul, but it will be worth it in the end. This girl is worth the time and effort and goes to show how some love and understanding can heal lots of wounds. While she felt her life was over we showed her what love is again!

Meet the Team

Charlie Hernandez

President

Adeline Bell

Designer

Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

Rose

Barn Name: Rose
Full Name: Country Roads Sterling Rose
Breed: Miniature Horse
Birthdate:  2011

Right away we said that we should change her name to Rose “She’s SO Cute.” We thought about needing a miniature at the barn for the work we do and Rose came into our world. Its amazing how they find us. The breeder that raised Rose had gotten her back after she had seven homes in four years. When we got her loaded up the breeder had tears in her eyes and said “Rose I promised you would have a forever home”. She is loved by all and bosses Joey around as she is “his little mini”, she even goes on vet visits with him as his companion. We have trained her to drive and one day she gave rides to an elderly group, with one being 93 years old.

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Cat

Barn Name: Cat
Full Name: Just Cattin’ Around
Breed: Arabian/Quarter Horse
Birthdate:  2006

Oh Cat! What to do with you? A stall opened and another one found us. She was advertised, but no one stepped up to give her a forever home. Her elderly owners had both passed away and family sold her to someone that knew nothing about horses. Left at another barn, that family decided to try to find her a home where she would be understood and loved, not passed on again. We were able to trace back owners and found out she had been trained to be a show horse in her young life. While being temperamental, she can also be so sweet. We have had to work through a variety of health issues and now on to increasing her riding time. She has so much potential and we want to help her find that.

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Charlie Hernandez

President

 

 

 

 

Breezie

Barn Name: Breezie
Full Name: Breezie’s Girl
Breed: Quarter Horse/American Paint
Birthdate:  1997

We heard about a kids’ horse going to auction. While we had never been before we couldn’t see a great horse go down a bad path. Of course, we traipsed all the way down there without a trailer and, you guessed it, another one we couldn’t leave. Breezie is such a sweet soul and her nickers always make us smile. She’s proven herself to be a kind and patient teacher.

From “checked out” when we picked her up to the champion she is, Breezie is such a sweet soul and always gives nickers when we arrive in the morning.

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Lucy

Barn Name: Lucy
Full Name: MJA Whata Gal
Breed: Quarter Horse
Birthdate:  2000

What is one more? Lucy was a little different and came to us through a Cowboy Dressage friend. For some reason we felt she needed to be with us and, even though we really didn’t have the space, we managed to make enough room. She is quite a talker and nickers to welcome everyone. Having on and off lameness it has been a year of trying to figure out what is wrong and treating her arthritis with PRP. She is a heart-stealer and as we work through her issues, she will teach many how to ride and have a love of horses. We know she needed to land with us and spend her life at our little bed and breakfast!

Meet the Team

Charlie Hernandez

President

Adeline Bell

Designer

Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

Rufus

Barn Name: Rufus
Full Name: Two Bits of Gold
Breed: American Paint Horse
Birthdate:  1995

On loan to us from our good friend Christine, Rufus will be a part of Oregon Horsemanship until he retires. While he has only been with us a short time he has fit in so well its hard to believe it has only been a few months. Kind and gentle he has already won a lot of hearts and is helping us teach students the importance of good horsemanship.

Meet the Team

Charlie Hernandez

President

Adeline Bell

Designer

Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

Val

Barn Name: Val
Full Name: Vals NorthernPride VT
Breed: Arabian
Birthdate:  2011

What a sweet, handsome boy! Already a barn favorite as he greets everyone that comes in the barn with his long neck and soft eyes. Val came to us through one of our vets. She knew we had retired a couple of our riding horse and felt Val would be a great addition to our program. His family wants Val to spend his life interacting with kids and helping people.

Meet the Team

Charlie Hernandez

President

Adeline Bell

Designer

Mamie Griffin

Creative Director

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