- Who We Are
“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 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.View
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.View
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.View
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.View