Amazing, tranquil and relaxing experience with Rainbows End today. It was my first time working with horses in over 20 years and I enjoyed it immensely. The interaction with the horses and the connection you form with the horse using the natural techniques is really rewarding. The surroundings are lovely, clean and well maintained and it is evident that the Sandie really loves her horses and they love her. I would highly recommend a visit, can’t wait to go again!
(salvation of God; the Lord helps me)
Around May 2009 our attention was drawn to a colt who had been hit by a pick up truck during the night whilst on the road with his mother. The mother wasn’t hurt but he was badly cut around his face and chest and what we first thought was a broken jaw. He was mentally traumatized by what had happened to him. We had a vet to see him and thankfully his jaw was not broken but he needed many stitches and weeks of nursing. To begin with the nursing was extremely frustrating as I knew what I needed to do to help him but he wouldn’t let anyone near enough even to touch him. I was very lucky I had the time to spend doling out endless hours of patience on him which eventually paid off. He slowly began to trust and there followed a slow process of healing – not so much his physical wounds but his mental distrust of the ‘human predator’. When he was well enough to go back to his original owner we found that he was intended to be sold. We could not let him go to a stranger after all he’d gone through so on 10 July 2009 we bought him.
Four years later this gelding is unrecognizable. He is trusting kind playful and has the sweetest nature I have known in a horse since losing my beloved Nirvana.
Why Isaiah – the night before we found him we had just watched the Halle Berry movie ‘Losing Isaiah’.
(Shambhala is a sanskrit word (the same language we get chakra and kundalini from) meaning place of peace/tranquillity/happiness)
Born to Carmen on 19 February 2006. Shambhala has grown into a handsome 16.3 hh Paint. He is very smart – a gentle giant. He is a very fast learner who loves people and is always ready to show how clever he is when we play games with him on the ground. Shambhala has spent every day of his life with his mother, Carmen, until she passed away.
(named Pepsi because she can be fizzy and playful)
Bought in 2005 from a local riding stable Pepsi was about 3 when I got her. She was very impetuous and hadn’t had any training then, now eight years later Pepsi is much calmer and more left brained. She is around 15.2hh and has one son only; Kismet …..
(kiz’met n. fate, destiny)
Born 5 September 2007 to Mum Pepsi and Dad Shambhala. Kismet is 15.2 hh Paint. Before we had chance to geld Shambhala during one of his ‘unsupervised’ play days with Pepsi this little chap was conceived. Mischievous from the first few days of his life Kizzie as he is fondly known is always into something or other. He loves to play and is extremely calm and level headed. Kismet is the ultimate left brained horse.