Meet our Assistant Therapists
In life we all make mistakes. Our horses are forgiving and ready to partner. Our herd has been built with new and more advanced riders in mind.
Skyland Ranch takes pride in the care that is done for our horses. Our horses are cared for with a high level of expertise and compassion, provided by the staff, farriers on-site, veterinarian, and the guys that come to the ranch. We provide this level of care to not only benefit our horses health and state of mind, but also with the knowledge that the better we can care for our horses, the better they will be able to help fulfill our mission.
You can help us provide the best care of a Skyland ranch horse through the Sponsor a Horse program we have. The full cost to care for one horse for a full year is $13,500, which includes routine vet and farrier visits, hay, tack, blankets, bedding, staff, and supplements needed.
Call or email to sponsor me Agenti was born and raised here. She was born on May 15th, 2019, and Tataywie is her mom. She is a princess, and the prettiest red head you’ll meet. She is sassy, and lives with the rest of the horses at the ranch. When she turns 3, she will be a project for one of our residents on the ranch.
Call or email to sponsor me Meet Blaze! He came to us just over a year ago. He is a sweet, gentle soul who is very sturdy and goes with the flow. Originally from Kentucky where he was used as a therapy horse. He is risk adverse. His intentional thought process means safety for the rider. Blaze is very calm, steady, and sweet.
Call or email to sponsor me Buddy is a 12-year-old Belgian/quarter horse cross. When he first arrived as a yearling, Buddy was wild. After lots of trust therapy, now Buddy is comfortable and bonds with people. Just as our residents learn to change their lives and trust others… so has Buddy. Advanced riders only. Buddy is a strong horse and requires a confident rider.
Call or email to sponsor me Cash is a 19 year old quarter horse mare, standing at 14.3hh. She is used to take groups of riders on trails and have some hunter/jumper experience in her past. She truly is an easy-going gal! She is one we put our residents who are at first nervous or needing confidence. She is our go- to- gal.
Call or email to sponsor me Today Dolly is a ‘freight train’. Always clear about what she wants and enjoys the attention of a crowd. So much so, that she supports our community by working with another Belgian to pull our Skyland Ranch wagon during festivals and parades. It’s been great to watch her blossom from an orphaned baby that went from not trusting to a big girl that wants to crawl into your pocket. Dolly was a PMU rescue from Canada. What’s PMU? A specific hormone replacement therapy produces their drug from a hormone found within pregnant mare urine (PMU). Mare’s used in this process, are referred to as PMU’s.
Call or email to sponsor me A hodge podge of breeds, Enit was born and ran wild for the first 8 yrs of his life on a Washington Native American reservation. He is big and sturdy (15-hands tall) and was trained within a few months. He is easy going and willing to work with his rider – extra sweet when treats are involved. His confirmation is sound even though his hip looks a bit odd and folks think of him as a ‘flea-bitten grey’. We keep Enit because while he had a difficult injury, he continues to participate in whatever’s needed. He’s a great trail horse, looking for his rider.
SPONSORED May the fourth be with you. That’s right, Jedi was born May 4th. He is now a 9-year-old Quarter horse, standing 15 hands tall. He teaches humility and challenges our residents to think outside the box. He doesn’t like to be left alone to stand… as he prefers to keep moving. Jedi is an excellent training partner always looking for progress and growth for both he and his rider.
Call or email to sponsor me Lulu came to the ranch as a youngster. Her original owner, who was partially paralyzed, is a dear friend of Skyland Ranch and she donated Lulu to join our group of four-legged therapists. Lulu has learned to approach the mounting barrel so riders can easily get into the saddle. Lulu is also sassy, worry-free, and extremely surefooted. ANYONE can ride her, and she is a super easy keeper. She has helped many residents get comfortable around horses and helped them to relax so they unlock who they are and what they can become. As a Bashkir curly horse, she is also hypoallergenic which is a plus for folks who are allergic to horses.
Call or email to sponsor me Pardon is just a baby! Her mom is Dolly, and her half sister is Poker. She lives with her family at Let Er buck corrals! Currently she is learning how to halter and lead, with the help of a few of the residents here.
Call or email to sponsor me Poker is just a baby! Her mom is Alice, and her half sister is Pardon. She also lives with her family at Let Er buck corrals! Currently she is learning how to halter and lead, with the help of a few of the residents here.
Call or email to sponsor me Ransom was boarded at a place in Sultan, Washington. When his owner quit properly caring for him, the facility owner took over ownership. When the new owner needed to rehome Ransom, she asked her farrier if he knew of a good home. Knowing how amazing Ransom was and as the Skyland Ranch farrier, Ransom joined the Skyland Ranch crew. Ransom is an excellent horse for all types of riders as he has been trained to be more patient and forgiving to those that ride him. This allows us to utilize Ransom for riders that may have leg control issues which provides those riders with the freedom of riding again. While he is a big boy, 16.2 hands tall, this draft cross buckskin is a gentle giant. He is the sweetest boy and has the biggest heart. Everyone who meets him and rides him falls in love. He is one of the best! Big, strong, and super dependable.
Call or email to sponsor me Ruby came from very good friends of the ranch. She love carrots, apples, and truly is a sweetheart. She lives in the field with all the other ranch horses, and her mom, Appy Alice. She is a good step-up project for riders, but is as sweet as a button- if you know what your doing.
Call or email to sponsor me Spur is am a rescue from the Sunny Side feedlot. He had a bad injury to his nose prior to coming to the ranch, and he is currently being rehabilitated. He is slowly starting to trust people, and am loving attention. We look forward to seeing what this sweet boy’s personality is like, and if he would be a good fit for the ranch!
Call or email to sponsor me Tataywie grew up here at the corrals, and is sister to Bob and mother to Agenti. She lives at Skyland ranch to help build confidence in riders who dont know yet how to ride. She is a solid gal who loves carrots and attention!
Call or email to sponsor me Tess came from a PMU farm in Canada. A young ranch resident fell in love with Tess and moved her to a family farm in Kentucky that was being converted to help others that were struggling with drugs and alcohol. When the farm changed direction, Tess joined our team here in Washington.
Call or email to sponsor me Originally Trapper came to Skyland Ranch for training. A resident fell in love and purchased him to use as his personal horse and worked him daily. Unable to take Trapper with him when he graduated, the resident gifted Trapper to the ranch to help future residents. Trapper is a good interactive teacher – patient, kind and willing. He’s a sounding board for many residents that needed a good listener. Very empathetic to people’s needs.
Call or email to sponsor me Tucker is not a fan of stumps. He was once tied to a rotten stump that came out of the ground and he thinks, chased him up a mountain. He’s ridden all of the main mountain trails and would do anything for his rider. Tucker has competed and has been the lead horse on many trail rides. Some consider him a flea-biten grey, hodge podge of breeds, but we see Tucker as the wonder horse. He runs the herd. He’s taken residents under his wing, especially when they need comforting. He’ll walk up and be present in your space waiting until you’re relaxed. People with walls-up tend to spook a horse our new residents feel comfortable walking around him. He doesn’t spook and leaves space for the rider.
Call or email to sponsor me Willie and Waylon Are two beloved brothers from the Sunny Side feedlot. They are stout draft crosses who will be introduced into the herd soon as their training progresses. We are super excited to see these two Blue roans come along!