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Sedona, the Medicine Hat Paint

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Sedona is a gaited, Medicine Hat Paint Mare. Medicine Hat Paints have a cap of dark hair around their ears surrounded by white. On her chest the brown pattern is called a war shield. Her coloring is considered the most sacred to many Native American tribes. She would have been the center of a whole village. I had her a year before I did a little research into her color patterns and ran down to the barn that night to see if she actually was a Medicine Hat Paint. The year had been one of great healing for both of us, and it brought tears to my eyes when I realized that she was one of the special Spirit Horses. Not long after finding this out about her, I began offering Horse Medicine sessions here at the Ranch. One of my favorite pony books as a child was about a Medicine Hat Paint, and I attracted one into my own life!

When I was turning 50 in 2007 I was strongly guided to get a horse again, even though I had been without them for over 10 years and honestly thought that phase of my life was over. So I casually and playfully looked at one of the many horse sale websites. In the search engine I put three words, gaited, paint, and Arizona. Exactly one horse came up and her name was of course Sedona. Even though the vet had some reservations about her soundness, I knew she was was the one, and it was an easeful, flowing transition to have horses again.

Gaited horses are breeds that have different gaits than the average horse. Because Sedona has no papers, her age can only be estimated, and her breed is unknown. She was probably born around 1997. Sedona does not trot, but she has a footfall called a running walk instead. She can be taught to trot like most horses, but you cannot teach a horse with standard movement patterns to gait. So she is quite rare physically, as well as in her abilities to assist people in their healing processes. With everyone she is about the most gentle, kind, patient, and willing horse on the planet. She allows people to feel their feelings with complete acceptance. She acknowledges when people are being truly authentic. She keeps her energy field clear, as we set the intention early on that all the animals understand it is not their job to take things on for people who release old stuff during sessions with them.

Sedona is a most perfect witness, and a wonderful teacher of courage as well as the true meaning of freedom. Because horses are very telepathic, just being in her presence increases those abilities in people. Riding her is amazing, I call her my rocking chair that reads my mind. Totally sensitive and very present. We reflect each other in many ways. She is a treasure.

 

Amber Nugget and Pharaoh's Star

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Amber Nugget, a four year old very pregnant mare (sire unknown) joined the herd Sept. 2011.  Her colt, Pharaoh's Star, was born 11-20-2011 at 2 am.

 

Spirit

rescued mustang Shanti

Spirit was born 11-7-2012, and his Mom died at his birth. We rescued him from a very small pen where he was alone and in dire need of healthy food and medical care, on 12-30-12. Pictured at nine months, he is now healthy and sassy, and living up to his name.

 

Shanti

rescued mustang Shanti

Shanti is a rescued mustang from Nevada

1994 (according to BLM freeze brand) to June 3, 2014

On June 3, 2014, Shanti left her physical body, after over a year of pain from founder. Her Spirit stayed strong and she was always gentle and patient throughout a long struggle of ups and downs, and many valiant efforts to assist her healing. Her body was already weakened from neglect and the joint disease she suffered before being rescued and brought to the ranch in 2008. It was time to let her go. She was ready. She is running free again, with her herd, as the wild horse she always embodied.

You were such a great teacher to so many Shanti! Thank you dear girl! You taught me so much about freedom and courage. Your Spirit lives on in so many ways, especially in those of us touched so deeply by your generous heart. As well it lives on in the young geldings Star and Spirit taught so wisely by you as both their protector and leader. They still call out for you Dear Shanti. Come to them in Dreamtime and show them you are safely home, and running free again.

Shanti
Adele and Shanti
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