Meet the Herd

Prima was donated February 2019 by Karen Hefner. Thank you!


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  • Foaled January 1, 1999
  • Mare / Paint / Mini Horse
  • Weighs: 217 lbs
  • Max carrying weight: 44 lbs

Many kids come out to visit the ranch for the first time surprised and overwhelmed at how big full size horses are in real life. Prima’s very gentle and patient nature makes her the perfect friend to introduce timid children to equines. Though she is too small and bouncy for riders, she is cart trained!

We are thankful to the David and Sarah Assay Family for donating Lucky to Manes and Miracles in 2018


Graciously Sponsored By Mechanicool Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilation

  • Foaled December 30, 2000
  • Gelding/Paint
  • Weighs: 970 Lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 195 lbs

Lucky is a gentle sweetheart who has been helping special needs children for many years. His steady, calm demeanor makes him perfect for working in an environment so different from what horses may experience in the wild. Nothing can shake this guy and WE are the lucky ones to have him!

Johnny has been serving kids at Manes and Miracles since 2018 thanks to the Dyas Family

Johnny Ringo

Graciously Sponsored by the Dyas Family

  • Foaled April 30, 2011
  • Gelding / Sorrel / Thoroughbred
  • Weighs: 1125 lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 200 lbs

Serving children anywhere from 3-21 years old means that sometimes we have kids that need a bigger horse to support them. Johnny is just the guy for the job! Though he was a race horse in his younger years, he is much more content to plod around our sensory track at an easy pace then to use those long legs with any bit of speed or competition!

Dakota is shared with Manes and Miracles by the David & Sarah Asay Family since 2018 Photo Credit: Jabon Eager Photography


  • Foaled April 3, 2011
  • Mare / Paint
  • Weighs: 1,052 lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 210 lbs

Dakota is an energetic clown! She loves the affection of anyone who will give her a scratch. She is very playful and gets bored in her stall all day, so working with kids is great for helping her burn all that energy! Her best friends are Harley and Lucky.

Dakota is shared with Manes and Miracles by the David & Sarah Asay Family since 2018 Photo Credit: Jabon Eager Photography

Thanks to Dalia Milan for donating Teddy to Manes and Miracles in 2019. Photo Credit: Jabon Eager Photography

Bonitas Lime Cooler, aka “Teddy”

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  • Foaled 5/3 /1998
  • Gelding / Sorrel / American Quarter Horse
  • Weighs: 911 lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 80 lbs

Teddy has the sweetest demeanor; nothing fazes him! A retired barrel racer, he was ready for the slower pace of life on the Manes and Miracles Ranch. Kids love his easy going personality and he’s a great size. He’s one of our older horses and requires special care to ensure as long of a career serving children as possible. Teddy is looking for a sponsor to help cover feed and care. Could it be you??

Deborah White donated her beloved Scooter to Manes and Miracles in 2019 and has sponsored him ever since!


Graciously Sponsored By Deborah White

  • Foaled 1/1/1999
  • Gelding / Paint
  • Weighs: 935 lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 145 lbs

After years in the rodeo circuit as a barrel racer, Scooter is one responsive horse! The kids get a kick out of the way he’ll nod “yes” to questions… but only if you have a treat in your hand! He is a gentle soul, leaving you wondering what deep thoughts he is pondering and hoping you’ll be lucky enough to be worthy of his trust and affection.

Harley has been at the Ranch courtesy of the Pittman family since 2018

Harley Quinn


  • Foaled July 2, 2018
  • Mare / Grulla / Paint
  • Weight: 871 lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 100 lbs

Harley came to Manes and Miracles when she was just five months old. Guests have loved watching her grow into the most affectionate horse at the ranch. She loves to sidle up to guests in hopes that she will get a good rubbing of her withers; she’ll reward the rubber with lip wiggles of appreciation! Despite her young age, she has an old soul: grounded and happy to go with the flow.

Roni Sanchez donated Chance to Manes and Miracles in 2020.


Graciously Sponsored By Mila and Family

  • Foaled Feb 18, 2004
  • Gelding/ Sorrel/ Paint
  • Weight: 851 lbs
  • Max Carrying Weight: 155 lbs

Chance retired from the barrel racing circuit, but he still had so much love to give. Having been accustomed to the noise, excitement, and unexpected situations that arise in the rodeo, he took to the unique atmosphere of hippotherapy like a natural!



  • Birthday 12/12/2011
  • Gelding/Silver Dapple/ Pony
  • Weight: 475 lbs 11.1 HH
  • Max Carrying Weight: 60 lbs

Winston is our smallest working equine and fits the bill for many children who need extra support when riding. Plus, he is just the cutest! Ponies are notorious for being feisty, but sweet Winston will do just about anything for a little love and attention.

Julian came to Manes and Miracles thanks to a generous gift from Julie Neuman in 2020.


Graciously Sponsored By Jay & Roseann Taylor

  • Birthday 12/17/2009
  • Gelding/Paint & Pony
  • Weight: 649 lbs 13 HH
  • Max Carrying Weight: 110 lbs

Julian is the perfect size horse for hippotherapy: short enough to comfortably assist riders, but wide enough to make for a comfortable ride for those we serve. He has matured tremendously and is a favorite for hippotherapy or therapeutic riding.

We’ve enjoyed watching Luke grow since his birth at Manes and Miracles in June of 2020.


Thank you, Alan Nebeker, for sponsoring Luke

Kidding Date: June 22, 2020

Wether (male) / Mini Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf

Luke and his sister Leia were born at Manes and Miracles to Piper. He looks just like his dad, blue eyes and blonde hair. He is certainly the alpha of the goat herd who loves to jump on everything… and everyone! No one is allowed around him without being prepared to rub his head.

Wanette Wilson brought Dudley over for some extra room and love in 2020.


Sponsorship Graciously Provided by Timothy Dewitt

Kidding Date: June 22, 2020

Doe(Female) / Mini Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf

Unlike her twin brother, Leia takes after her mother in looks and calm temperament. She just got her dad’s beautiful baby blue eyes. Due to lactation complications with Piper, Leia had to be bottle fed. As a result, she is very gentle and loves humans. She is a doll to have around. Manes and Miracles guests love to watch her interact with her mom and brother.

Miss T, or Misty, was donated to Manes and Miracles in 2021 by the Sean & Suzy Irwin family.


Miss T is kindly sponsored by Nate & Betsy and family.

Hatched 3/21/2000

Female / African Spurred (aka Sulcata) Tortoise

Originally believed to be a male until laying a surprise clutch of eggs, Mr. T was renamed to Miss T, which morphed to Misty. She has been doing a better job of weed control than the goats, whose job it is! Catch her quick, though, because after she’s had enough sun and teasing from the goats, she puts herself right to bed in a shelter custom built for her by Sean Irwin, OT.

Always in Our Hearts

Duchess: The sweetest Arabian was a perfect horse! Retired May 2020 at 30 years old.
Houdini: With us just a short time before completing his final disappearing act January 2020
Cowboy was always a favorite until he was ready to retire at 25 years old in May 2020