our herd

bree*

(born 2018), a Tobiano Paint mare, is intelligent, friendly, confident, and generally a great little horse. She was purchased in July, 2020 from a neighbor and volunteer, Grace Terry, who did a fantastic job of starting her!

Duffy*

(born 2009) is a Quarter Horse gelding that we adopted from a therapeutic riding center in Spring, 2018. It turns out that his horsenality (left brain introvert) is a better match for our program than for their needs (he has a different kind of job here). We gave him the name, Duffy, because it means “dark one who brings peace.” He is calm, confident, intelligent, and has indeed brought more peace to our herd! He has proven a wonderful addition to our youth program.

Napoleon

(born August 2004) is an adorable hackney pony. He is full of energy and quite the little commander, which is why he was renamed Napoleon! He is completely oblivious to his small size. He moves like a dream with the most gorgeous trot. He is very playful and loves to be scratched on. He came to us from a wonderful older man who needed to find a new home for him due to his poor health. What a wonderful addition he has made to our herd!  (You can read Napoleon’s arrival story here.)

Merrylegs*

(born 2014) is a delightful Welsh pony. Intelligent, confident, playful and fun to ride, she has won the hearts of young and old alike. Previous owners found her unwilling to stay fenced in, but she has made no effort to leave her new home at Achaius Ranch!

Iago*

(pronounced Yah+go; born in 2002) is a 1/4 Belgian Warmblood, 1/4 Thoroughbred, and 1/2 Paint gelding. He is one of our biggest horses, a gentle giant. Willing and eager to please, friendly, and easy going with a beautiful big trot and canter! Iago has proven to be an exceptional session horse! 

Quinn*

(born 3/18/14) is a playful, curious, loving Appendix Quarter horse. Click here to learn about his amazing story (he began life as a nurse mare foal, rescued by another ranch ministry). He came to us during the winter of 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to our herd and our program!

Seersha

(born in 2008) is a beautiful shy Tennessee Walker. We don’t know much about her past, but a kind family rescued her and then called us. She doesn’t easily trust people and was very hard to catch when she first came here. Through a lot of love and time spent building relationships with her she is learning to trust bit-by-bit. With more time spent here being loved on, we hope she might be able to become a more regular session horse.

Merlyn

(born in 1991) is an adorable little Halflinger pony gelding who came to us in the summer of 2015. He’s been there, done that, and is a great addition to our session program. He really looks for safety and wants to know he’s okay and can rely on you as his leader. He challenges you a bit more than some of our other horses by making you work harder to gain his trust.

Huxley

(born approximately 2009) This sweet little miniature horse was adopted from Lennoxs Legacy Rescue in northern Indiana to provide companionship for our blind miniature mare, Faith, and for small children to ride.

Faith

(born 2005) is a blind appaloosa miniature horse. Faith was not born blind . . . sadly, we believe she went blind due to chronic untreated eye infections. Her hooves and teeth needed some serious attention as well, and after a good trim and some dental work, she’s been great! We had her eyes removed after a few years of continued decline. Faith is trusting and so very sweet! She is such a joy to have here at the ranch!

Patrick

(born 1999) is a Standardbred gelding and is an ex-race horse. He has such a great personality and is very playful, confident, sweet, and curious. He has been a wonderful addition to our youth program, though his advancing years have started bringing on some arthritis, as is to be expected. We don’t work him very hard; he’s earned some rest and deserves a peaceful life!

Sparky

(born 5/1/1996) is a Standardbred gelding. He’s an ex-race horse. His favorite thing is to push our big ball around and show it who’s boss! He is best buddies with Patrick and loves to play with him out in the pasture. He has done great for sessions as well as giving “pony” rides to kids. He is wonderful at staying calm no matter who or what is running around him! We are so grateful to have him!

Pumpkin

(born in 2012) is a round little mini, or possibly a Shetland, who came to us in April 2017. He came from a loving home where he had recovered after abuse/neglect from previous owners. His rescuer was no longer able to keep him and sought us out. Pumpkin is a confident little guy with a lot of spunk and energy.

Eva

(born approximately 1996) is a Quarter Horse mare who came to us in July of 2011 from the Indiana Horse Rescue, where she had lived for five years after being confiscated from her previous abusive owner. For more info on her arrival, and why we brought her to Achaius Ranch, please read here. She is fearful of new things, but is one of the sweetest horses ever and has learned to trust people more! We do not ride her, but she loves to be groomed and to have her mane brushed, and to simply be with you.

*These horses are owned and all expenses paid by our founders, and we are blessed to have them as part of our programs.

other animals

Besides our amazing horses we have a barnyard of goats, chickens, dogs and cats, who can’t get enough of being loved on by everyone that steps onto the ranch. Well, maybe not so much the chickens, haha!
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