Meet Our Wonderful Team of Horses—past and present—Who Continue to Impact Our Vision and Make Our Mission Possible!
Honoring our Equine of the Past… Blessing, Grace, Faith, Wisdom & Hope
Thankful for Our Equine of the Present…. Mercy & Miracle
Hi there! My name is Blessing.
I can’t tell you very much about myself, but my paperwork from Sugar Creek says I’m a thoroughbred. My DNA results reported that I was an undetermined breed, but I was told my DNA is very unique! I became the first ministry horse and helped model the equine program. I’m playful, love the children, I play with hula hoops, and as soon as I see your camera I will stop and pose for a picture!
Five days after our 2019 American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Blessing was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on June 18, 2019. Our Veterinarian and our family were with him when he passed. He was our lead horse and faithfully served with us for 17 years. He would always greet us every morning with a loud nicker when we walked into the barn. It is so quiet now. He was 22 years old. We love and miss you Blessing.
Hello! My name is Grace.
My name is Grace and I’m a registered Morgan. I was a broodmare then I went for training before I joined the ministry team. I had foundered many years earlier so some of my activities are limited. I have a BIG heart and I love the children. I teach the children patience, but I’m told I don’t have any! That’s so silly isn’t it?!! I love attention and I love being groomed!
We are sad to announce that Grace passed away on October 28, 2018. Our Veterinarian and our family were with her when she passed. She had the most loving eyes and heart. She loved being the center of attention and greeting everyone when they arrived at the farm. We are grateful for the 10 years she was with us. She was 23 years old. We love and miss you Grace.
Greetings! My name is Faith.
My name is Faith and I’m a registered Standard Bred. I was undefeated on the track then I became a broodmare of six! I went for training and then I became blind six months after I joined the ministry team. I may be blind but I’m very calm and gentle. I LOVE the children, their attention, and being groomed!
During the Coronavirus, Faith was battling gas colic when she went into heart failure. She passed away on April 30, 2020. Our Veterinarian and our family were with her when she passed. She was 29 years old, and completely blind in both eyes for 14 years. She was an amazing horse, and she taught us all what having faith was all about. We love and miss you Faith.
Hi there! My name is Wisdom.
My name is Wisdom, I’m a registered Quarter Horse, a level two dressage horse and I love to be worked. I am very sweet and kind, but I’m also very serious and professional. I love the children and prefer you pet my face and neck only. I enjoy being outside where I can dig holes in the outdoor riding arena and play in the rain water that collects there, splashing in the mud!
During the Coronavirus Wisdom suddenly became ill. He lost his battle with colic and passed away on November 29, 2020. Our Veterinarian and our family were with him when he passed. He was 23 years old. He was a great-grandson of the Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. He is loved and missed by many.
Sadly, each of our horses that have passed away were senior horses. They will always be lovingly remembered and will hold a special place in our hearts.
Hello! My name is Hope.
Hi there! My name is Hope and I am a registered Kentucky Mountain horse. I joined Mercy on our equine team on January 4, 2021. Three months later we find I have a rare equine disease called Primary hyperparathyroidism they think caused from cancer. I was told I was one of two horses known to have this disease. I loved greeting everyone who came to the farm!! Everyone was so kind and I loved the children & their families.
Hope had recently turned 16 years old when he crossed the rainbow bridge on April 21, 2023. His Veterinarian and family were with him. Hope was only with us a little over 2 years, but we all loved him and we miss his kind loving heart greeting us everyday.
Hi there! My name is Miracle.
Miracle joined our equine team on September 5, 2021! He is a registered American Miniature Horse. He is a therapy/hospice horse and he wears Build-A-Bear tennis shoes!
Hello! My name is Mercy.
Hi! My name is Mercy and we believe I’m a Miniature horse/Shetland pony mix. I’m loveable and adorable! I love the children and all the attention they give me. I love being groomed and having my mane braided. I play ground games with the children while helping them learn to communicate with me.