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Fiesty Day (aka "Friday") has rules about how to leave his stall (so we can clean it). First, alfalfa must be placed at the stall door to his barn pen. He may or may not choose to eat it right away. Sometimes Friday likes to just stand in front of the alfalfa and stare out over the pasture for awhile. Next, a mix of alfalfa AND hay must be spread out from the stall door to the barn pen. Finally, the trail of food must culminate in large pile of alfalfa in the middle of the barn pen. Ideally, the recipe goes in a specific order (alfalfa, followed by hay and ending in alfalfa again). If done properly, Friday will happily exit his stall and peacefully munch on the carefully designed buffet. If not done to his liking, he will return to his stall -- and stand exactly in the spot we are trying to clean! Friday is such a sweet horse -- we love his quirky, slightly nerdy personality! 🐴💕🤓🐎❤️ ... 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 Barn Project Fundraiser

The LOPE barn needs some repairs and upgrades by November! LOPE always has rehab horses and older racing warriors during the winter months. Last year, our barn was constantly full [...]

2018 LOPE Show Raffle!

The 2018 LOPE Benefit Show Raffle features fun, high-value items and is a super easy way to support LOPE! 2X Treaty Oak Packages Bottles of the premium Treaty Oak Spirits, including [...]

In Honor of Dante and Robbie

Dante 1992-2018 — owned and loved by Deborah Holbrook Dante was a gift from my wonderful daughter-in-law, Celeste. An OTTB, he possessed great movement and a personality to match! Retired [...]

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