Our team first learned about Honey from Virginia Equine Welfare Society’s (VEWS) social media post of her availability for adoption. After a death in her family, Honey experienced loss and rejection before she was surrendered to the rescue.
After making an inquiry about Honey, members of our team were able to visit her and replicate the noise and activities the ministry horses experience during a typical session at the Ranch. Honey was extraordinarily calm and patient as we threw toys and balls over and around her, clapped hands and pool noodles, tossed rings and bean bags, applauded and spoke loudly.
During the visit our Executive Director, Julia was able to groom, ride and lead Honey. Julia shared, “She was wonderful at taking direction and remaining focused under saddle despite distractions. Honey led well and enjoyed being groomed by our team. I’m thrilled God allowed us to add her to our herd and pray she enjoys many faithful years of service to our ranchers.”
Honey settled into the herd quickly and has become fast friends with Angel, in what we lovingly refer to as a “Naomi and Ruth” type of relationship. Honey’s first season serving at the ranch was for spring 2022, and her sweet and calm demeanor has made her a fast favorite among our ranchers.
We chose to keep Honey’s given name as it reflects her sweet, pleasant nature.
Her Scripture comes from Psalm 119:103- “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”