Horses are large and powerful. They are social animals, but with a strong flight instinct. Much like humans, individuals are defined by their roles within the herds. Powerfully intuitive, horses react to the energy and body language of those in their presence. Through an awareness of this, people learn that if they change themselves, the horses respond differently. Without hidden agendas, horses are honest and open, making them clear messengers of who we are and how we present ourselves to others.
About Our Horses
After winning countless champion ribbons in the highly competitive world of show hunters, Bombay, Grasshopper, and Babar have switched jobs. They now volunteer to be groomed, bathed, grazed, ridden on the farm, and enjoy being adored by all visitors. They are also available to certified EAL and EAT professionals.
Because of his amazing bravery and determined spirit, Bombay recovered from a tendon injury that could have ended his life. As a result of the outpouring of affection shown him during his recovery, Bombay is an incredibly friendly horse that is extremely comfortable with people. He is an amazing example of resilience for children with physical challenges.
Grasshopper, known around the farm as Hopper, is gregarious and curious. Standing 16.2 hands, he is a tall and beautiful Dutch Warmblood. Hopper is the most mild-mannered of the three, a kind and trustworthy gentleman.
Babar is the senior resident of the farm. Aptly named after a regal elephant, Babar is also the largest. Despite his intimidating size, he is often the first animal with which visitors choose to connect. Babar is the majestic and inspiring leader of our small herd whose actions as loyal friends provide valuable metaphorical lessons to their human visitors.
Ginger, born 2000, and Rita Blue, born 2010, show what love, patience and quality care can do. These Miniature Horses arrived at Beaumont Farms, scared, hungry, covered in lice and filth. Within six months, they blossomed into happy, healthy, loving horses.
Sometimes the Miniature Horses’s popularity as show animals and companion pets has led to overbreeding and hoarding, as was the case of our two girls. Officials in Grants Pass, OR, seized 244 animals and charged the owner with 39 counts of animal cruelty. The 179 Miniatures that survived all suffered from malnutrition, catastrophic injures and extreme neglect.
After a coordinated effort of West Coast rescue groups, homes were found for each and every one. We were lucky enough to bring to our farm the Pinto Ginger and Appaloosa Rita Blue who today welcome children and adults whose own lives have had their share of troubles.
Miniature Horses are found in many nations, particularly in Europe and the Americas. The designation of Miniature Horse is determined by the height of the animal, usually less than 34–38 inches as measured at the withers. While Miniature Horses are the size of a very small pony, many retain horse characteristics and are considered "horses" by their respective registries. They have various coat colors and patterns.