Paradise Ranch - Indoor Horse Assisted Therapy

If you are considering Paradise Ranch as a possible place to donate your horse;
at this time we are UNABLE to take any more horses :( . Please contact www.allvegashorses.com and they can help you network to find a loving home with a responsible family. Please DO NOT LIST your horse in a "free to a good home" ad, kill buyers have become increasingly more convincing in their stories. Thank you!


The Horses
 
The horses are the most important part of the staff!  Each of our friends are specially trained to do their specific jobs.  We use only gentle training methods.  The horses live together only a few miles away from Paradise Ranch.  They enjoy coming home and running around outdoors. They are taken out for frequent pleasure rides. While doing their "jobs" at The Ranch they are given lots of time for breaks and are NEVER ridden if they are in ANY way not up their best.  Paradise Ranch exceeded the highest level of care for our horses.  Below you will see our horses in their H.A.T.s.



 
Leo
Leo
Leo's parents were very skilled barrel racing horses. When Leo was born, his owners hoped he would also be very fast... But Leo was happiest to poke along and stand quietly while groomed. Not great for barrels, but great for Paradise. Since coming to The Ranch; due to a genetic condition, Leo has also become blind in his left eye. He will be completely blind in both eyes soon. He has kept his sweet nature through out and enjoys just being at The Ranch. Leo is our big 8 year old quarter horses.
Luna
Luna
Paul and Stephanie adopted Luna and Spiritt when the horses were just 9 months old. Their owner wanted them to be race horses, but the owner passed away leaving several horses needing homes. Luna's father still races at Los Alamitos race track. Luna is very smart, her curiosity gets her into trouble sometimes. She has broken more stuff around The Ranch than all the other horses combined! Luna is a super loving 6 year old Arabian mare.
Violet
Violet
Violet is a beautiful girl who has one blue eye and one brown eye! She is very sweet but a little head strong, perfect for intermediate riders. She also happens to be boss mare of the herd. Violet is a petite 14 year old medicine hat paint.
Poca
Poca
The Ranch adopted Poca from the local horse rescue group LEAN. Although she clearly suffered from neglect and abuse at the hands of her previous owners, she is a kind and gentle girl. Poca has a way of making the most nervous riders feel safe. More on Poca's story and for more information about LEAN www.facebook.com/LEANLasVegas Poca is a mid 20's Leopard Appaloosa.
Spiritt
Spiritt
Paul and Stephanie adopted Luna and Spiritt when the horses were just 9 months old. Spiritt is the most cautious out of the bunch. He likes to have Luna check things out for him first. He is a beautiful boy who loves to have his picture taken. Spiritt is super sweet, so he does do some non-mounted arena time... but because he is a nervous horse he is only for very experienced riders. Spiritt is a 6 year old Arabian gelding.
Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell is one smart pony! She is a sassy girl who loves to boss around the bigger horses. She prefers to just be brushed and given treats, but will also be a good girl for small riders wanting rides around the arena. Tink is a 13 year old Welsh pony.
Jet
Jet
Jet is an amazing boy! He is so sweet and loving, not much seems to worry him. He LOVES attention, he will even stop eating to get loves. Jet has navicular disease, which means (in this case) that sometimes his right front foot hurts. He needs special shoes, special medicines, regular vet checks, and light exercise. He can not be ridden long times or in rough conditions. Jet may not have the same abilities as other horses; but he has just what he needs for Paradise! Jet is a big 12 year old strawberry roan duel registered paint/ quarter horse.
Sugar-Babe
Sugar-Babe
Sugar IS beautiful and she is also as sweet as her name. Sugar enjoys the attention she gets from kids when they get her all "dolled up". You will also find her teaching riders how to drive her little buggy. Sugar-babe is an 18 year old miniature horse.
All farrier services are provided exclusively by Leon.
Leon helps us to maintain the highest standards of care for our friends
with his amazing dedication to helping our program and his skilled work.  
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Our Friends Who Have Moved On To Greener Pastures



Mr. Chaps
Mr. Chaps
Our friend Chaps passed away suddenly at 6pm on July 3rd. Chaps was an old man, but he appeared healthy and happy right up until the moment he laid down in the shade at home with his family. Chaps spent the last year of his life loved by many children and adults alike. He was smart, kind, and handsome; but he was best known for his incredible patience. In his many lessons with people of varied abilities we never witnessed so much as a tail swish of defiance. “Mr. Chaps” was always the first horse lined up at the pasture gate ready to board the trailer and go to work. All who knew Chaps valued him for being your all-around great horse with a good-natured personality and sense of humor.