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Santa Claus is coming to town! With a tiara. This is Miss Sally, a LOPE graduate and holiday diva. She loves to pose in seasonal costumes (Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day). She's making a list and checking it twice -- so all the LOPE horses have been on their best behavior. No one wants to mess with a mare in a tiara and Santa hat :) ... See MoreSee Less

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LOPE Horses

These are the LOPE horses either currently in the LOPE Academy, rehabilitating or up for adoption. View all

LOPE Blog

Recent posts from the blog featuring posts about the LOPE horses, horsemanship and other Tales from the LOPE Ranch.

LOPE Academy: Oro Rush Update #1

Oro Rush retired sound from the track — he just wasn’t interested in running fast. He is a cute, flashy horse with a hunter-like look to him. We were really [...]

LOPE Academy: Onahotstreak Update #1

Onahotstreak (nicknamed Little Filly) came to LOPE very underweight. She had intensely disliked the track environment and had been anxious there. Her race trainer adored her, but knew that she [...]

LOPE Academy: Levi Wilson Update #1

Levi has had a full letdown from the track (lots of pasture turnout time to “just be a horse”). He has a mild, well-healed bowed tendon. Earlier in November, our [...]

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