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Blog Tales from the LOPE Ranch

First Show


ivyandjohnThis is Ivy on John, a handsome bay gelding who came to the LOPE Ranch in 2005. And John brought his family with him — eight other horses! His breeder was getting out of the business and decided to donate all of her favorite young horses and broodmares to LOPE.

John still hadn’t been started under saddle when he arrived here. But he was handsome, intelligent and loved attention — and of course was adopted right away.

Thanks to Donna, his first trainer, and Ivy, John has come a long way since his days at our ranch.

Congrats to John and Ivy on your first show together!

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