Meet our Residents here at Hopeful Hearts! Residents are either here for Sanctuary or are used for the Rescue (therapy horses, lesson horses, event horses, etc that are used for the benefit of the rescue visitors, supporters, rescue programs, and volunteers.
Sophie - Sophie is a retired thoroughbred off the track. She is 21 years old, and as with many greys has skin cancer. She has been granted life long sanctuary here at Hopeful Hearts where she will visit with our volunteers and visitors until her time on this earth is over. Sophie has quite the personality, and is a favorite of those who come to visit! Due to Sophie's ailments, she requires specialized care to help maintain weight/condition, supplements, etc.
Red - Red is a rescued paint gelding, the first horse to ever join us here at hopeful hearts before we officially became hopeful hearts. Red was rescued by a friend of ours from the local livestock auction and was emaciated at the time. They worked diligently to get him back to health, Red has carried many children on his back that have never ridden a horse, he has worked with volunteers to help them learn basic horsemanship skills, and is a loving gentleman!
Cupcake - Cupcake was rescued from a local livestock auction by us before we officially became Hopeful Hearts. She has become our "spokespony." She loves meeting new kiddos. She is currently in our Saddle Club for Rescues program, where she is learning the ropes at our local saddle club, and helping a little girl who loves horses but does not have a pony to ride be able to get involved with saddle club. We hope to continue growing the Saddle Club for Rescues program, and provide an opportunity for children to get involved with our surrounding saddle clubs, even if they do not have a horse or pony of their own!
Lucky Levi - Levi was recently rescued from a local livestock auction, he's an older gentleman, and is joining our therapy and beginner programs where he will help others learn horsemanship, over come their fears, riding, and healing! We are happy to have Levi here with us at Hopeful Hearts