“Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting? It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength, and charges into the fray. It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword. The quiver rattles against its side, along with the flashing spear and lance. In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds. At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, ‘Aha!’ It catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry."
Bobby Sue is Brandy's stand in. Prince tore his tendon back in Kentucky, and the Lord arranged it for Bobby Sue to step in and lead the team! Adam Murray, the owner of Bobby Sue, is taking care of Prince and they will switch horses back on the way home. That will give Prince plenty of time to be completely healed for the trip home.
Bobby Sue is a 6 year old registered Quarter horse. Her job prior to the trip was a cutting horse. She has a great heart and did amazing, since she has never been in a herd of horses before, let alone a trail string or out on the road! She has a heart of gold and she and Brandy have really clicked! Brandy sure is going to miss this little girl, but thanks the Lord every day for allowing her to ride and partner with this little gem!
Hi! My name is Febero, but my friends call me Feb. I am a 14 year old 1/2 Mustang, 1/2 Quarter/Arab mix. I'm Brandy's girl and have been since December of 2004.
My favorite thing to do is work. I love to lead trial rides, play in the arena (tag is my favorite game), and be groomed by kids. I just love to go and will keep on working until someone stops me, my heart is big and I'll give life all I can!
When we stop on a ride my first priority is to check the goodie bag on Brandy's saddle. My favorite treat is black licorice, or red. But if those aren't around, peppermints or Alf alfa cubes will suffice.
My role on the Horseback for Haiti team is the head mare who keeps everyone else in line, the main pack horse, and Brandy's emotional and physical support. I love my girl and will follow her anywhere (but please, no cows. I really don't like cows!).
I am going on this trip through 10 states in hopes of bringing kids and their families in the country of Haiti fresh water (which I am very blessed to have at hand). If you would like to pledge for me you can download my Pledge Form.
Thank you very much for riding this trail with me!
Prince is an 8 year Tennessee Walker/ Quarter Horse cross. He is Brandy's boy and although they just teamed up this year, they act like they've been together for years!
Prince is very loving and affectionate, and loves to show off his stuff. He's ready to go when the word is given, or is content to walk along and hang with the group. He is very flexable and can turn on a dime, and his big lips and carring eyes make him a favorite to anyone who meets him.
He can be very goofy, and yet elegant at the same time. Prince isn't a proud horse, but he knows what he can do and is willing to go anywhere Brandy asks him to go, even if it looks uncertain.
Unfortunately, Prince tore his tendon near Princeton, KY and is staying with friends to let his leg heal. He is dearly missed and his personality is hard to replace! But he will rejoin the team for the trip back home.
Meet Bo. He belongs to our friend, Charlie Betz who brought him down as an extra pack horse from Springport, Michigan. The girls had a scare with one of their horses and weren't sure if he would make it. Thankfully they found an AFA Ferrier who could tell them what was wrong and fix the problem. All the horses have continued on, but Bo is a wonderful addition to the team and his size and looks add a lot! He is now the main pack horse and doing wonderfully! The team gave him a week on the road without carrying any weight and then slowly worked him up to the large pack after about a month and a half. He is doing spledid and we love him so much! Thank you Charlie, we'll bring him back in great shape!
This is Tae. No, he's not really a horse, but he thinks he is! Tae is Brandy's best bud. He is a 1 year old Hound/Chow mix and a GREAT dog! He is a favorite with the kids and the biggest lover boy you could find. Tae's full name is Tae U Bask. It's Romanian for "You I love."
Yes, Tae is going the full distance with the horses. He loves to be outdoors and goes on all the trail ride he can. Since the horses will be traveling at a moderately slow pace, Tae will have no problem keeping up. Tae is going an estimated 3,000 miles to bring water to kids. If you would like to sponsor him with a pledge, you can download his pleadge form below. The top half is your to keep, and the bottom half is to fill out and send in with your pledge. Remember to keep track of his progress and thank you very much!
This is Red. He is Ashley's horse and they are a great pair! Red's favorite thing to do is anything that will please his people.
Red is a 5 year old mustang out of Nevada. When Brandy and Ashley first got Red back in November of 2010, it was hard to get near this guy. Now he's the friendliest little boy! And his training started in February of 2011 and within 5 training sessions he was out on the trail with different riders. By June he was in the camp string and taking care of riders, both young and old. You'd never think this was his first summer under saddle, he was better than some of the more experienced horses!
This little guy has a heart of gold and a great personality! If you would like to pledge Red's adventure for water you can download his pledge form below.
Twist is a 9 year old Buckskin/Appoloosa mare. She is Ashley's riding horse and a great trail horse! She loves to be shown affection and is one of the first to meet you at the gate. Twist loves to get out and go, and she doesn't like it if she is behind a horse that doesn't move as fast as she thinks it should!
If you would like to pledge Twist throughout this trip, you can download her form below. She is traveling through 10 states total, so at $1 a state, that's $10 and every bit helps!