The Horses

Meet the equine residents of New Hope Horse Shelter! 

Rescue Horses

Birthday: 2002
Butterscotch is a red dun Quarter Horse mare who came to New Hope Horse Shelter as a starving weanling with Spirit. She is very petite and lively, and is HotShot's best friend. Click here to read more about Butterscotch.

Birthday: 2002
Spirit is a dun Quarter Horse gelding who also came to the shelter as a weanling, rescued from starvation with Butterscotch. He is one of the larger horses at the shelter and has black stripes on his legs. He is always the first one at the gate at grain time. Click here to read more about Spirit.

Birthday: May 25, 2002
Prince was rescued from starvation as a yearling with Princess. He is a bay tobiano American Paint. He has had some lameness issues in his hocks and navicular areas, but it doesn't stop him from running and playing! Click here to read more about Prince.

Birthday: June 15, 2004
Lily is a registered American Paint - a beautiful tobiano grulla color. She and her friend were left in an open field in the middle of winter with no food, water, or shelter. Lucky for Lily, she survived, but her friend wasn't so lucky. Now, Lily is healthy and has been Darci's Parelli partner for several years. Click here to read more about Lily.

Birthday: 2009
Roman is a bay American Paint gelding. He is one of the youngest horses here at 11 and he loves to be loved on. When his adoption didn't work out, he returned to New Hope Horse Shelter. Click here to read more about Roman.

Birthday: 2005
Rocky is a chestnut gelding who was rescued with Hero & Minerva's herd in 2007. Rocky was in six different foster homes and an adoptive home that didn't work out before returning to New Hope Horse Shelter. He is very sweet and a great Parelli partner for those just starting to learn. Click here to read more about Rocky.

Birthday: June 1, 2003
Jewel is a registered American Paint but doesn't have the usual paint markings. She is a solid chestnut with a little star and came to the shelter with Jet. Aside from HotShot, she and Jet have been at the shelter longer than any of the other rescued horses. Click here to read more about Jewel.

Birthday: June 29, 2000
Jet is also a solid-colored registered American Paint. He is a 20-year-old sorrel with a stripe down his face. He and Jewel were rescued together and are a very bonded pair. Click here to read more about Jet.

Birthday: 2006
Minerva is Hero's half-sister and was rescued as a yearling along with Rocky and her mother Jasmine. She is an Appaloosa with a beautiful white blanket on her butt. Click here to read more about Minerva.

Hero (Hiroki)
Birthday: June 15, 2007
Hero was rescued three weeks before he was born! His and Minerva's mother Jasmine was pregnant with him at the time. He is at least part Appaloosa on his mother's side, though you might not know it just looking at him because he is a solid-colored bay with a small 'S' shaped star. Click here to read more about Hero.

Birthday: 2009
Shadow is a sorrel gelding with a thick blaze. He and Bella were rescued together not once, but twice! Because of that, they tend to stick pretty close to each other. Click here to read more about Shadow.

Birthday: 2007
Bella is a sorrel mare with a bald face, four stockings, and some white spots on her belly and chin. Since her and Shadow's rescue, she has grown into a big, beautiful horse. Click here to read more about Bella.

Non-Rescue Horses

Birthday: June 3, 1995
Flicka was just a yearling when she joined Darci and Greg's family, and though she was not a rescue horse, she has been a part of New Hope Horse Shelter since the beginning. She is a dark chestnut Quarter Horse who used to be a reining horse and she has taught many Parelli students through Double HP's Horsemanship program. Click here to read more about Flicka.

Birthday: 1999
Baylee is a small solid-colored bay American Paint mare. She and Star both came to the shelter as weanlings - though not as rescues. About ten years ago, she had white line disease, but she has since recovered. And though she can't go out to the pasture with the herd, she lives a very happy life with her best friends Flicka and Melody. Click here to read more about Baylee.

Birthday: May 31, 1999
Star is also a former reining horse - a small buttermilk buckskin Quarter Horse mare who is about 21 years old now. She and Baylee both came to the shelter as weanlings - though not as rescues. She can't go out with the herd anymore due to arthritis in her knees, but she loves to spend time in the outside pens with HotShot and Prince. Click here to read more about Star.

Birthday: 2014
Ms Wimpys Melody is Darci's reining horse - a beautiful black Quarter Horse mare. Her sire is Wimpys Little Step and her dam is Spooks Melody. She loves playing with the Parelli ball in the arena and spending time with her best friends Baylee, Flicka, and Prince. 

Across the Rainbow Bridge

June 1, 2002 to September 9, 2021
Princess was a beautiful bay tobiano American Paint, rescued as a yearling with Prince. She was the only horse at the shelter with one brown eye and one blue eye! She had lameness issues in her hocks and navicular areas, more severe than Prince's, but she still lived a very happy, healthy life surrounded by friends. Click here to read more about Princess.

March 25, 1990 to December 17, 2021
Tote's HotShot was Darci and Greg's first rescue. He was a big bay, off-the-track Thoroughbred - the great-grandson of Bold Ruler. This old boy lived to 31 and continued to run around like much younger horse right up to the end. He always loved to have Butterscotch or Star nearby, and enjoyed time spent prancing and playing with Prince in the arena. Click here to read more about HotShot.