This is Zaria she is a Thoroughbred mare (female). She has been with us for 6 years. She is 9 years old. She is a rescue horse which means she was not taken care of by her original owners but then was fostered by a rescue ranch and then adopted by us. When Zaria was two years old she was dropped in the driveway of the rescue ranch in Apopka, Florida starved and nearly dead. She was very thin and weak but was nursed back to health. When we met her she was 3 and was happily being ride around by a 5 year old boy on the ranch. We loved her gentle eyes and kind spirit. Zaria teaches us about survival, strength and resilience.
This is Boo. He is a miniature Paint horse gelding (male). He is 5 years old. His full name is KZ till I'm Blue, but we call him Boo. Boo came to us from a happy family with a 6 year old boy who was Boo's best friend. As the boy grew bigger he got a bigger horse and Boo became available for us. We have had Boo for one year. He is gentle, smart and thinks he is a big horse. Boo loves to be brushed and eat grass. Boo teaches about the joys of being young and about loving your friends and family.
This is Audie. He is the man who takes care of the Hope Tree horses. He comes everyday and feeds them, cleans up after them and makes sure they have everything they need. He is very caring and kind. We call him a horse whisperer because he talks to the horses in a way they understand. Audie is dedicated and loyal. Audie teaches us about taking pride in hard work and giving of yourself for others.