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As most of you know, we raised funds for Onahotstreak to attend the LOPE Academy. One of the donations was extra special. It was $20 and came from a very generous young girl. She held a cookie and lemonade stand just to help a LOPE horse. So impressive and sweet! Would any adults out there like to match her donation? For us, her gift was HUGE -- because she took the time to earn the funds all by herself. And then donated the entire proceeds from her hard work to help this adorable filly at LOPE. So cool :) ... 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.

The LOPE Academy Opens

The Education of LOPE LOPE is approaching its 12-year anniversary in 2015. That’s an exciting milestone, especially when you consider how far LOPE has come since 2003. We’ve helped over [...]

LOPE Open House Party on October 4th

The LOPE Open House on October 4 will feature the terrific Austin band Hot Club of Cowtown, horsemanship demos, cool education booths on racing and retraining racehorses, delicious BBQ food [...]

The Big D

I have experienced four natural disasters (two floods, a mini-tornado/microburst and wildfires) in less than three years. All four were dangerous and required quickly moving horses out of harm’s way. [...]

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