Breeding Stock Paint

Buckskin, Mare | DOB: 2003 | ARRIVAL: 01/08/2005 | 14:1 Hands HANDS

The first time we met this little filly, something very unusual was in effect. As an equine rescue facility, we are often called to walk amidst great suffering. But this young mare was not suffering in any way. In fact, her care was exemplary. Instead, what Kim and her team witnessed was that her elderly owner was a widowed woman experiencing financial distress. She was doing her level-best to care for her horse ranch from the dry well of her failing resources. Clearly, the horses were not suffering—the owner was. Her small ranch was falling apart. Her clothing was threadbare and she herself was very thin.

Not wishing to disrespect her by an outright offer of financial help, we did the next best thing and offered to buy one of her young horses, a striking buttermilk buckskin filly. A deal was quickly reached and by the end of the day, an elderly woman was helped and we were driving home with a lovely new addition to our Ranch family.

The color of Shamis' coat seems to be a physical reflection of her temperament. She is bright, friendly, gentle, and sunny. Her personality beckons like an early sunrise. Her inquisitive expression always invites,  “Today is a new day. Come on, let's spend some time together.” Although Shamis is not a rescued horse, Crystal Peaks is still a place where she is allowed to flourish and apply her unique gifts well. Of the many attributes we seek in a children's horse, she embodies enough sunshine to pour love to the hearts of those who choose to spend time with her.

Over the years, Shamis has become one of the most sought after and adored horses within our session program. Daily, she radiates a genuine heart of gratitude and encourages others toward this same, beautiful place.

“Shamis is the kindest horse I know. She puts your needs above everything else.” – Soleil, age 12

“Shamis makes me feel really comfortable around her. I trust her.” Leila, age 10