palamino horse Angel (Born in 1996) a Connemara Mare Pony, joined our family at Wings of Hope Ranch in April 2008. When she arrived at the Rescue Barn, she was a scared, anxious little blonde haired girl. You could tell by her big brown eyes that she wanted to trust, but just did not know how. At first, she would stand far from any of us at the barn, but slowly, very slowly she would edge over to be near us. In her eyes, you could see the need for love and to find a new place where she could feel at home. Several years prior, Angel had been a very active athlete, but because of a severe injury, she was permanently disabled and put out to pasture with very little interaction with others.

Angel came to us with the name Angel, and we found that this name completely characterizes her personality. Because she had been well-trained in her post-retirement life, she regained her confidence quickly in her new home. Her distinct beauty and cute personality are a big draw to many of our kids. They love her obedience and softness to cues in the ring, and don’t mind that she is not allowed to go much faster than a light trot due to her injuries. Angel is truly an Angel among us.