Who We Are

Training Horses

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” (Matthew 7:24, NLT)

The “Training Horses” at Crystal Peaks arrive with many different backgrounds and various levels of handling. Whether coming as a battered or neglected rescue, a beloved horse who needs a new home or a young horse who seeks a secure start in life—every horse must undergo a season of highly specialized care and training from our approved staff members. Some of these training horses transition to loving homes, while others remain and advance in their education toward entering the session program. The prayerful goal for each horse is to build a solid foundation for their next step in life. With the assurance that God has a unique purpose for each horse, we train and release these treasured friends into the beauty of His perfect plan.

  • Benaiah

    Benaiah

    Drum Horse

    Benaiah is a 14 year-old, large Gypsy Vanner/draft cross known as a “Drum Horse.” He came to the Ranch with a mare we named Legacy, who is of the same age and breed. Both horses were gifted to the Ranch by a beloved woman who met Troy and Kim in a flooring store.

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  • Forge

    Forge

    Registered Quarter Horse

    During a season of personal transition, a beloved local volunteer contacted the Ranch regarding their horse. Although the young family loved their gelding tremendously, they understood that only having one horse posed a hardship for his equine heart. They knew without another equine as a companion, their horse felt lonely.

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  • Freedom

    Freedom

    Paint

    In the summer of 2020, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch experienced a monumental event in its equine history. The treasured matriarch of our herd—the horse who started it all, Kim’s beloved C.L.C.’s Freedom, also known as “Ele”— passed away at 29 years of age. Through her rescue in 1995, a foundation was laid for the horses who would follow.

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  • Legacy

    Legacy

    Drum Horse

    Legacy is a 14 year-old, large Gypsy Vanner/draft cross known as a “Drum Horse.” ​She came to the Ranch with a ​gelding we named Benaiah, who is of the same age and breed. Both horses were gifted to the Ranch by a beloved woman who met Troy and Kim in a flooring store.

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  • Tess

    Tess

    Quarter Horse, Arabian

    “Dear God . . . uh . . . let us help this horse and bring her home to the ranch. Amen.” The somewhat awkward prayer ended abruptly. Melody opened her eyes and beamed. She grinned shyly at the girls surrounding her, acknowledging her first public prayer. The horse Melody prayed for came to our attention through another session child.

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  • Warrior

    Warrior

    Arabian/Morgan Cross

    Crystal Peaks found Warrior through the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office. Warrior’s story is one of neglect and starvation. The Sheriff’s Department secured his freedom by seizing this gelding and two pasture mates from their previous owners. After this seizure, Warrior became “evidence” in the neglect case.

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