Smartie is a 17 year old American Quarter Horse who is a big fan of treats and snuggles. He is a pretty big guy, but he loves kids even more than food!
Kat'sa (which means grandma in Nez Perce) is the grandmother of the group at 25 years old and is very loved by all the young people who are learning to ride and care for horses from her.
Luna is a 20 year old Percheron Thoroughbred mare with plenty of sass and smarts. She is affectionately known as the 'grumpy grandma' and loves to be scratched, especially on her chest and back. Luna is only ridden by more advanced beginners as she tends to test her riders to see if they are worthy of her trust and respect.
Dandi is a 21 year old Hackney pony who's owner has moved up to a full-size horse and graciously shares him with our program. He teaches all our smaller riders how to tack, lead, and be confident around a small horse. He has experience jumping and is often ridden in English tack!
Jewels is a 10 year old paint mare who is kind and gentle, but nervous, like many of our children. She works well with children learning to overcome anxiety and develop emotional regulation. Her owner is graciously sharing her with Kelley Kids Ranch and she loves the attention.
Daphne is a rescued cat who was found beside the road as a young kitten and bottle fed by the awesome people at Helping Hands. She was born in August 2019 and acts like she is all kitten as she she loves to climb the furniture and talk to all our visitors.