OUR HERD

Sonny

Sonny is an Arabian in his mid-20's who was mishandled and abused for most of his life. Because of that, Sonny has major fear and trust issues. Even though it's slow going in his healing journey, he has come a long way in his time at Echo Ranch. He loves and thrives doing Liberty work with guests who visit Echo Ranch.

Hope
Baby Hope is a three year old filly Quarter Horse who was born at Echo Ranch. Her mom was pregnant and running wild with a herd of horses who were getting up on the highway at the time of her rescue. She is such a sweet girl and is doing very well under saddle.  
Licorice
Little Licorice, is a 15-year-old mini Welsh who was used and abused as a rodeo pony. He has major fear and trust issues but is slowly learning to embrace his new life. Our goal with him is to be able to take him to nursing homes, etc. to let him visit with people who aren't able to come out to the ranch.
Quintessa
This girl is a 13-year-old Spotted Saddle Horse, who was neglected and starving when she was rescued. She, along with 20 other horses were living in mud up to their knees and eating toxic weeds to survive.  Because of that Quinnie's liver and intestines were damaged and she has ongoing health issues. Despite her struggles, she is one of the sweetest and friendliest horses at Echo Ranch and is getting stronger each day.

Frenchie 

This beautiful 11-year-old Spotted Saddle Horse was rescued from the same herd as Quinnie but she was also pregnant. Even though she was a baby herself, she was able to give birth to a healthy filly who was adopted as soon as she was weaned. Frenchie, too, had some health issues but has been able to overcome most of them. Other than her growth being stunted from starvation and pregnancy, she has become the perfect little riding horse for children and small adults who visit Echo Ranch.

Savannah

This sweet girl was adopted by Echo Ranch in 2017. She was rescued from a neglectful life of starvation but has made a complete recovery. Savannah is an 11-year-old Tennessee Walker who is now thriving and doing a wonderful job in her new role.

Shasta

This beautiful 22-year-old Mustang Quarter Horse was adopted from a family who was no longer able to care for her. Shasta was well loved by her previous owner but had suffered abuse earlier in her life. At Echo Ranch, she is used as a confident trail horse. 

Lexi

Lexi is a 19-year-old Appendix with lots of training and experience but also brings some sass. Her opinion is strong but once she believes in your leadership, she will do anything asked of her.

April

This little spicey girl is an 11-year-old mini horse. She is as sweet and adorable as can be but is also not afraid to express her opinion. April came to us in 2019 along with her pasture-mate Shasta because her previous family was no longer able to care for her.

OUR FOSTER HORSES

Flyer

Our beloved old man, Flyer is 35 years-old Arabian. He came to us as a neglect and starvation case in 2016. Out of the three horses that were taken from their former situation, Flyer was the only one to survive. When he was first in the re-feeding process, he choked, aspirated, got pneumonia and nearly died but this guy is a fighter with a will to live.

Halo

Sweet Halo has been at Echo Ranch since 2019. She is a sweet five-year-old Arabian who was rescued from neglect and starvation. One of her pasture mates had already died of starvation by the time this herd was rescued. Out of desperation, they were eating the neighbor's fence just to survive. Because of that, Halo has some significant health issues that deem her unsafe to ride. That doesn't take her out of the game, however! She's beautiful and smart and can do lots of other jobs!

Pearl (Ruby)

We renamed Ruby to Pearl when she came to Echo Ranch last summer. This beautiful 19-year-old Perlino POA was rescued from a horrific situation along with 33 other horses. Because of her unique coloring, the neglectful owners used her for breeding. Unfortunately many of  her babies died because the herd was standing in belly deep mud. Not to mention there was no food provided. Pearl was mostly unhandled until she was rescued so she was very weary of people. It's been so much fun seeing this sweet girl embrace the love and affection from humans. She is definitely a snuggler.

Jake Nickerson
Echo Ranch Founder/Founding Board Member

Dorine Nickerson
Echo Ranch Founder/Founding Board Member

Mike Hiveley

Founding Board Member

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