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We have a NEW addition to the PET PALS this year! We are super excited that, with the generosity of friends, we were able to save little Abby from the New Holland Auction and the kill buyer. She was slated for transport to Canada for processing and shipping to Europe but now she is here FOREVER and SAFE! Abby is 6 years old, is recoverring from an episode of LAMINITS and starting her training to join the PET PALS pony team!
P.E.T. Pal Ponies
Meet the ponies of our P.E.T. Pals club! Pudge, Ernie and Taz are our resident small ponies and are part of a special club for kids that introduces them to horses in a manageable fun size! Our small ponies are well trained, child friendly and ready to teach your child all about the joys of horses. Join our club and you can earn rewards that will make your participation in our programs even better! Our ponies participate in pony play dates, lead line lessons, lessons, show team and outreach programs. Our ponies are able to travel to various outreach events to allow children the opportunity to interact with them and can even travel to schools!
Please note that while we do offer occasional group pony ride opportunities on our farm, they are part of our fundraising and outreach efforts and we do not offer pony rides off site.
Want to know what the P in PET PALS is for? It's for PUDGE! He is our adorable flea bitten grey shetland/miniature cross. He is well trained under saddle and super hugable with his flowing white mane and tail. His show name is Sterling Cascades and he loves to show off! Pudge was formerly known as Hi Low Silver at his previous home at the Equine Rescue League. Come meet Pudge!
Want to know that the E in PET PALS is for? It's for ERNIE! He is our adorable chestnut welsh/shetland cross. He is a super lead line pony and ever so quiet. His show name is Consolidated Earnings and he is learning to be a confident show pony and travel to outreach events. Ernie is from the Equine Rescue League and we invite you to come meet him!
Want to know that the T in PET PALS is for? It's for TAZ! He is our amazing dark bay (sometimes almost black)welsh/shetland cross. He is a SUPER all around pony confidently doing just about everything. He is a talented and multi-titled show pony, travels to various outreach events and does many of our lessons. His show name is Tazmania and he is a well known fixture on the local show circuit and at Bowie outreach events. Taz is from the Equine Rescue League and the foundation of all our pony programs. He is eager to meet new children so stop by and say hi!
Our ponies recieve continual training and evaluation in addition to healthcare and are amongst the most friendly and well behaved ponies you will ever meet. They are highly interactive and eager to work with new children. We encourage you to schedule a FREE TOUR to meet our special ponies. Special thanks to the Equine Rescue League for placing these amazing ponies with us! Special thanks also to our student and friend Robert Jackson for coming up with the idea for the PET PALS Club!
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The Big Purple Barn, Inc located at Hidden Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary and Horse Discovery Center
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD 20720 In our Bowie location since 2001 Helping horses and humans alike since 1991
Tara J.W. Guevara- President/Program Director Contact Us! firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 240-687-3449 This site was last updated on March 3, 2017 , This site is developed and maintained by Tara J.W. Guevara (all rights reserved)
Our mission is to provide quality, life-long care for horses/ponies who are unwanted/neglected and/or have special needs and to develop and offer outreach programs utilizing our resident equines that provide enriching and life changing opportunities for people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience horses in a supportive, educational environment for humans and animals alike.
We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618