Our Foster Program concentrates on finding rescue horses a home. Often these horses have been surrendered due to the owners' inability, financially or physically, to further care for their beloved companion. Thankfully there are places like Walking 'N Circles Ranch (WNCR), The Horse Shelter, and horse rescues like them that are able to take in and care for horses until they can find their forever home. Even though these shelters have many dedicated ranch hands to help with the day to day chores, there are always a growing number of horses who need to be ridden and trained. In our program our fostered horses will receive months of solid riding and training which will keep them physically and mentally fit to be better candidates for adoption. When you ride with us part of your fee goes to helping these rescued animals.
We prescribe to a natural training method. We believe that spending time with the animals and gaining their trust is paramount in turning theses horses around. Abuse doesn't always come in the form of violent acts but can be found in neglect. Humans can neglect the horse's mind, not giving them the structure and stimulation a domesticated horse thrives upon. Many of our horses come to the rescue not only with malnourished bodies but broken spirits. Our program concentrates on slowly rebuilding the horse physically and mentally through a relationship built on trust, respect, and understanding. Each horse at Enchantment Equitreks has come from a rescue situation. Our core ranch horses have been through our training program and have blossomed into healthy and happy horses who love their job. The Foster Program allows us to reach even more animals who need a second chance, a little time, and a lot of compassion.
Although clients ride our seasoned ranch horses, sometimes a foster horse excels in its training and is available for clients during their stay.
To follow the progress of our current foster horses or read about previous success stories visit our blog page or follow us on Facebook at Enchantment Equitreks.
Meet our foster horses
Jake came to us with a malnourished body and a starved psyche. He had severe trust issues and would flee at a moments notice. It has taken us almost a year to bring him out of physical pain from his feet. We are now working on feeding his mind with positive reinforcement and learning to trust. We know this handsome man has a long way still to go but he makes little gains everyday.
Mia may be little but she has a big attitude and huge heart. With a red dun coat, tiger striped legs, and a flowing mane and tail, she is the prettiest mare to grace our barn. Our stocky foster came to us with scars around her head and mouth indicating some physical trauma. She can be a little hard headed and heavy on the rein but she is willing to go anywhere. We look forward to softening her heart and mind with a little love and lots of riding.
We have adopted Teddy! When we first looked at this big red gelding he arched his neck, wrinkled his nose, and laid his ears back preparing to strike out at any one who dared venture too close. Such behavior earned him the mobster like name, Vinny, but like all tough guys his sweet nature peaked through. Once we were able to bring him home his rough attitude melted and we realized that he is nothing more than a big teddy bear. Now dubbed Teddy, this gentle giant has divulged his ranch horse training and a trail horse willingness.
We have received Rain's official adoption papers! This sweet bay mare came to us two years ago as a foster and we just couldn't let her go. Her kind nature and easy jog has made her an asset to our core ranch horses.