Each of our horses come from different backgrounds. And just like us, they have their favorite friends; human, and horse. Scroll through our gallery to learn about each of these amazing creatures.
Godfrey is a 25 year old Chestnut Quarter Horse. He stands about 14.2 hands. He loves people and loves attention. He is what we call the Curious George of the barn. He is also the King of his paddock. Godfrey is the eldest and the "class clown" of the herd. He has been with us since he was 5 years old. He was a previous trail horse that was a bit too small and spunky for his owner. He loves to nuzzle with those in wheel chairs, and to be the center of attention. Godfrey is well known for sticking his tongue out in pictures.
CoCo, “Talk a Lot,” is a 22 year old Welsh pony from Virginia. She showed in The hunter/Jumper ring for many years. Her riders out grew her and she was put out in a pasture for years, where she was also bred. Her owners contacted Jamie winter of 2016 to see if CoCo could be of use in the BDRR ministry, as she is a seasoned and experienced pony with a great heart and personality with many years left to serve a purpose. CoCo has become quite popular at BDRR particularly with those with low confidence and physical challenges.
Freddie is a 7 year old thoroughbred bay gelding who was fortunate enough to find us just before he was sent to slaughter from his racing home in Florida. Here at Blissful Dreams, Freddie became fast friends with Glee and Myrth. Other than his training on the race track, Freddie came to us not knowing much of anything else. After months of hard work and re-training, Freddie has become an essential part of the program, with riders of all levels for which he now serves. He has become a favorite of everyone, with his sweet personality and giant heart.
Glee is a 14 year old thoroughbred bay mare whose father, Go For Gin, won the Ky Derby in 1994. After a four year career racing, she was rescued from a kill pen in 2015. Blissful Dreams gave Glee a second chance in life. Glee and Myrth were rescued together from the kill pen and are best of friends. When first arriving here, she had to be able to see Myrth. Whatever these two went through together had to be traumatic. Glee has since gained trust in all of us at BDRR. After a couple years of training, she now enjoys her new career as a therapy horse for both children and adults. She has become quite the therapist as she has a sense of knowing when someone is in need of a good friend.
Waffle is now a 17-year-old 17.0 hand Belgian draft mare that was a 5-year-old Alpharetta, GA girl advertised on Craig’s list when we found her. She was basically just a backyard pet and had never been ridden before. When she arrived at Blissful, she was absolutely terrified of the ducks in the pond. She not only overcame her fear of ducks but also learned how to jump, which turned out to be one of her favorite things to do. Waffle is the big gentle giant of the barn that loves to give kisses for treats.
Myrth is a 12-year-old Percheron cross mare that was rescued from Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw (Ron and Danny were Jamie’s trainers and mentors growing up). She was severely underweight and covered in scrapes and cuts. Ron and Danny sent Myrth to Blissful Dreams, where Jamie and her daughter, Sam, began to work with her and found a job and a purpose for her. When Myrth arrived, she was very much to herself and very skiddish. Little did we know that she would have the job of helping Sam through severe anxiety and stress in an extremely difficult and challenging time in her life. Sam helped Myrth find her personality, teaching her how to jump and how to smile. Myrth helped Sam overcome life struggles. The once beaten up and reserved painted horse now gives kisses and smiles bringing joy to those who visit.
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