Shooting Star Horses
This page is dedicated to the service of all of our ranch horses. Each of them have a story and earn their keep by teaching young and old to ride with confidence. Many are rescued from slaughter, neglect or previous abuse.
Good old Opal is a 1999 year model Mare that has that been there, done that and bought the T-Shirt. Opal is loved by all and loves back. She is one of our beginner horses in that she is predictable and easy to ride. Opal came from Texas rescue of 42 horses that were starving and came to Shooting Star in 2008. Since then, she has been loved and doted upon by countless patron's young and old.
Opal has been ridden in parades and shown as a low-level hunter/jumper in several local shows.
Opal also will trail ride and run for playday games.
She is as sweet and predictable as one could ask of a beginner's horse.
Echo is a 2009 model registered paint mare and grandaughter to Red Hot Solono, a reining and roping champion. Echo was born at the facility and has been in training all of her life. As a yearling, she placed at the top of her classes in 4-H shows and Open shows in the OKC area.
She is trained and shown at halter and in western pleasure. Echo is 14 hands tall and is very smooth and accommodating to her riders. Echo loves to go very slow and deliberate making her comforting to young or nervous riders. She will give you kisses and hugs and even take a bow.
Lena's Sug WM aka "Cricket"
Cricket was purchased from the auction in 2006 as a yearling. She was on her way to slaughter. She was virtually untouched and totally afraid of humans.
Carefully and gently we trained her and since then she has grown to be a multitalented addition to the ranch. Cricket is an advanced rider horse in that she is very sensitive to the touch of her rider and needs them to be deliberate with how they cue her.
Cricket has roped, bulldogged, run barrels, poles and other playday games. She has recently been introduced to jumping and has broken the 3'6" barrier. She never fails to place at the top of her class wherever she is shown.