Certified EAL BuildingBlock™ Facilitator
Higher Trails Personal Development Coach
Ruth grew up on a farm and has enjoyed horses all of her life. She was involved as a 4H Equine parent and leader for over ten (10) years. She enjoys riding and furthering her equestrian abilities. Ruth has a passion for people and horses and has always been amazed at the ability of horses to sense and respond to their surroundings. She became involved in EAL through a personal experience that left a profound and lasting effect on their family. Ruth set out to learn more about the industry and through many courses and extensive training, created Equine Bridges in order to help others like she had been helped.
Robert has always lived on a farm and recognizes the benefit of being close to nature. He is responsible for the production and maintenance of the farm, whether it involves tearing the tractor apart, or making the fields productive. He is passionate about life on the farm.
Lucky is an Appaloosa Warmblood gelding. He is 16.1 hands high, and the largest horse on the farm. When he was four (4) days old, his back leg was stuck through a fence for a whole night! Because of this incident, he has scars on his flank, butt, and back legs. Nevertheless, he didn't let his injury get the best of him. Lucky is an extremely friendly fellow, and has been used in 4H, riding lessons, and dressage.
Abbey is a Quarter Horse Morgan mare. She has had lots of 4H experience and was very successful at showing. She prefers Western riding to English riding, those little English saddles just don't fit so well. She has mothered a foal who has also followed in her footsteps in showing as well. Abbey is 14.3 hands high, and while she may not be the biggest, no one pushes her around!
Although Ranger may be small, he knows how to express himself. Look out for me! He is an 11.2 hands high pony. He was supposed to be a mini, but he got too big for his britches, meaning that he had to find another home. Ranger is the head honcho around here (well, at least he thinks so!). When you catch him, he will be your best friend.
Dancer is the momma of the farm. She is a purebred Appaloosa and proud of it! She has had several foals, most of which still live here with her. She has had a career in 4H where she did very well with her partner. Dancer sure knows how to perform, and does she ever make an excellent teacher. She has been known to give the best hugs, but watch out! If you displease her, she will give you her 'evil eye'.
This is our beautiful mare, Belle. She is a 14.2 hand high Quarter Horse mare. She may not be that big, but she loves to work hard, she is strong, and extraordinarily gentle. She has had some fun with cutting lessons, but she prefers to be a team member in helping people. She loves her life, and has an amazing purpose.
Chester's his name, but if he was a cartoon character he would be Winnie the Pooh. He's a very laid back kind of guy, who just goes with the flow. When people ride him, he would be happy to just saunter around, in no hurry to get anywhere quick. Chester is a 14.2 hand high Quarter Horse, with a cool metallic orange colour. In the summer his coat has a shine that is out of this world!
Tia is a Welsh Pony. Her job was to have foals, but being an older age, her job now is to teach people. Because she is so small, she feels the need to protect herself, making it a challenge to catch her. Tia is the granny of the farm who looks out for anybody and everybody. Her size may seem like an easy target, but don't be surprised when she defends herself to the bigger guys out in the field. She tends to hang out by herself a lot, but she is completely alright with that.