Dawn is a very special ranch horse. In fact, Dawn has been with the ranch from it's conception in 2011. That's why she is the horse of the month in this Ranch News, Barn Bash Special Edition.
Dawn is the daughter of Holly, founder Patty D'Andrea's personal horse turned therapy horse, and was born on April 15th, 2002. Executive Director/Patty's husband, John, video taped her birth. Recalling that moment John noted, "when she was born, the star on her head was the same size it is today and took up her whole forehead!" As she grew the star remained the same and her head got bigger.
Dawn started working as a therapy horse when Patty began lessons at the ranch in 2012. She is strong willed and opinionated but has a big heart. The staff will all tell you, "she will do anything and go anywhere for Patty". The trust and loyalty goes both ways. Patty trusts Dawn and is her loyal friend. They are coworkers and friends that, together, have build much of Healing with Horses Ranch.
Today, Dawn is still an important member of our team. She has built a relationship with many other staff members, most notably Alexa. Alexa often mentions "That's my girl. I love Dawn.". Thank you Dawn for your career as a therapy horse and your willingness to help people with challenges.