Belgian/ Quarter Horse
Hallie was born in North Carolina in 2008. She is a draft cross, which means she has two breeds- Belgian (a draft) and quarter horse. Because she is half draft, she is bigger and wider than other horses her size. Hallie has a personality just as big as she is- she likes to be in charge!
We don't know much about her earlier years, but we do know she pulled a carriage or wagon sometimes and then was bought by a horse riding instructor in Virginia. She was purchased for a teen girl to do a sport called dressage, which is kind of like horse dancing. It requires a lot of athletic ability and exercise-- and Hallie did not like it at all! She wasn't athletic. She didn't like to go fast. And she needed to do something she does not like at all- canter! Eventually the family found another horse for their daughter to ride and Hallie was left at a different barn. She was lonely and wanted attention- she needed a friend. Her family wanted her to find a new home where she could be loved and have a new job. Coming home to the ranch she is now showered with attention and able to go her favorite speed, SLOW and STOP and do her favorite thing, SNACK, while hanging out with the rest of the herd.
Hallie’s verse is Psalm 135:1-4, which says:
Hallelujah! [Praise the Lord!]
Praise the name of the Lord;
Praise Him, you servants of the Lord,
You who stand in the house of the Lord,
In the courtyards of the house of our God!
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel as His own possession.
Hallie came to us during a time of mourning when we lost our beloved rescue horses, Samson, Angel, Hope, and Faith in a very short period of time. Through our deep sadness, we knew the Lord was singing a new song over the ministry and prayed that he would help us work through the grief and be faithful to our calling to minister to hurting children and youth. In His perfect timing, He brought Hallie to us to fill a needed role as a rideable session horse and as a strong shoulder to lean on, just when we all needed comfort. We invite you to meditate on God’s goodness with us and choose to praise Him for His lovely name, even when circumstances are difficult.