At Hope Remains Ranch, each of our horses come from different backgrounds but each serve HRR just as faithfully as the staff and volunteers!
Silver came from an Autistic children’s ranch in Simpsonville. He is the oldest and smallest horse at the ranch. He has a great personality and thinks he can sit in your lap like a dog. He follows people around too when you visit him in the pasture. He also LOVES peppermints!
Red came from an Autistic children’s ranch in Simpsonville. He only has one eye. He lost his eye in a snow storm when a tree branch broke off and hit him in the eye. Red has a great personality and is one of the children’s favorite horses on the property.
Jon Jon is a beautiful grey gelding with white markings. He is T.R.O.T. Certified and is a great therapy horse that loves attention. He was shown and trail ridden many years by his previous owner Madeline Clas of Tryon N.C. When Madeline couldn’t spend as much time riding Jon Jon she felt like he would be a perfect fit for Hope Remains and she graciously donated this wonderful horse.
Sonny came from a Byrnes High School teacher. We received him on a trade for one of our other horses, Sierra. He is a very easy strided horse carrying some of our beginner riders. He is a great horse to have around the ranch!
Bubba (left) and Rocket (right) came from a beautiful farm in Gaffney. They think they are “over grown dogs” because they follow everyone every where! They have been used as show horses, plow horses and cart pulling horses. (Rocket left, Bubba right)
Traveler (left) is a Rocky Mountain Saddle Horse. He is chocolate in color with a flowing flaxen mane and tail. He stands 15 hands and is gentle and kind.
John or John Dudley (JD) (right) is a Tennessee Walking Horse. He is also 15 hands, sorrel in color with a light mane and tail. John is in his teens, super gentle, and loves attention.
These horses where used by their previous owners to ride trails from Myrtle Beach to Kentucky and Tennessee. Both are gentle and safe and are a great asset to Hope Remains.
Zacchaeus and Zoe both came from a mission team from Marion SC. This mission team came to work at Hope Remains in 2013 and fell in love with the ranch and made the donation to us to use for our mobile unit and with our children. (Zacchaeus left, Zoe right)
Fancy and Beauty came from a farm in Green Creek, N.C. Fancy was a show horse, and Beauty was a rescue horse. Beauty was beaten and almost starved to death. Beauty had one little baby girl, and her previous owner almost killed them both. The authorities were called, and she was rescued. Beauty has a wonderful story to tell. (Fancy left, Beauty right)
Danny and Lola recently came from the same farm as Fancy and Beauty. Lola, the smallest of the minis, is the daughter to Fancy. Both Danny and Lola are fitting in well with the rest of the herd, and we are grateful to have them! (Lola left, Danny right)
Molly is our beloved Australian Shepherd dog! She is always on watch and loves to be brushed. Molly is shy, but loves to be petted by all the people at the ranch! It wouldn’t be the same without her.
Soot and Haystax (a.k.a Stax) are our barn cats. We got them as kittens, and it has been wonderful to watch them grow! All of our staff, volunteers, and kids absolutely love them! (Soot bottom, Stax top)