Peyton has been involved in the Trailhead Youth Ranch program for the past three or so years. It didn’t take long to realize that she’s a very special young lady and of course loves horses. Under Courtney’s tutorship she’s grown into a competent horse person and is how one of our go to Wranglers.
When she first started in the program her favorite horse was Copper. Copper’s a 16 hand Quarter horse mare. Almost every participant in our program is drawn to her. Peyton was no exception. In October she took Copper home for the winter. She also took Ty, our 30 year old Morgan gelding, to keep Copper company. Everything was going pretty smooth until it rained.
No, I’m not talking about water. Rain is Peyton very first, all mine, horse. She got Rain from a friend of Courtney’s in Ukiah.
Needless to say, there’s nothing that quite compares to a young girl and her first horse. Rain is a whitish Appaloosa mare with a spot here and there, 15 hands and full of energy. It’s one thing to be attached to a borrowed horse but it totally different when you have your very own horse. I’m sure it was love at first sight.
Copper didn’t take much to the idea of being part of the triangle. She was having major trouble dealing with the competition. One thing led to another and Copper had to go live with Courtney. This is the pours part.
Tom is one of the founders of Trailhead Youth Ranch. He has been involved in Christian ranch and horse ministries since the early 1980s. Trailhead Youth Ranch is the culmination of 35 years of experience at various related Christian ministries.