Meet our Minis
Our Minis are truly MADE in Heaven! (More pictures and video clips below)
We are so blessed to have FOUR wonderful miniature horses that are extremely sweet, loving, kind, gentle and LOVE to be LOVED! Our minis are sure to bring love and joy at our activity and therapy visits. Our minis are boarded at Dynasty Farm in Lake in the Hills, IL.
Sessions for training with our minis will now be available on Saturdays or Sundays from 12-2. A big welcome back to our volunteers. Everyone was happy to get some mini therapy of their own!
Thank you to Carol and Gary Swinford of Shades of Blue Ranch for temporarily boarding them at their farm while we searched for a new boarding facility. They are breeders of rare Argentinian Falabella miniature horses and have absolutely stunning stallions and the most adorable mini herd!
Lunar is our sweet silver bay mare with her flaxen mane and tail and LONG blonde eyelashes. She was born 2/20/08. She is 32″ tall (at her withers) and is such a kind and gentle soul. Look closely at her nose and you will see a perfectly shaped heart!
Turnabout is our black gelding with one blue eye and one brown eye, a crescent moon on his forehead and a little white nose snip. He was born 3/27/11 and stands 31″. He is VERY curious and has a big personality, always the first to come and say hello. His fancy trot and amazing lead changes make him very handsome.
Mystery is our tiniest girl. She was born 4/26/11 and is only 26″ tall. She is a gray and silver dapple coloring with a big white star on her forehead, gorgeous dapples and an assortment of colors! She has the personality of a golden retriever and is an absolute love bug…
…and introducing Jenella! ”Jennie” was born on 6/2/12 and is 27″. She is a blue roan with blue eyes and a big white star. Her winter coat looked black but once she was shaved her summer coat is a light blue/gray color. She is VERY sweet and is already picking up the commands like her big “brother and sisters.”
Three of our minis had formal registered names (named by Houck breeders, registered through the AMHA/American Miniature Horse Association) which we loved and decided to keep. Lunar is “Houcks Lunar Moon Celebration” (she was born on the night of a lunar moon). Turnabout is “Houcks Turn About to The Lord” and Mystery is “Houcks Islay Mystery of the Gospel ” (you can see their lineage at www.allbreedpedigree.com). The inspiration for the name Mane in Heaven actually came from their names! Jenella is a registered Falabella blend miniature (in training only, not yet ready for visits). Her registered name is “Shades of Blue Ranch Jenella Falabella!
We can’t wait for visits when our minis will be decked out in their “bling” name halters and their Build a Bear sneakers!
MEET OUR MINIS (they look so different when they have their furry winter coats):
LUNAR is our silver bay mare w/a flaxen blonde mane & tail, LONG blonde eyelashes and a heart on her nose!
(Yes, horses wear sneakers! Our minis wear Build A Bear shoes to keep from sliding on tile and linoleum floors)
JENELLA is our new baby. She is a blue roan with blue eyes. Guess what her favorite color is?! (winter coat on the L, summer coat on the R)
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VIDEO of 3 of our Mane in Heaven’s Minis (with their mini friend George, the “big” black mini)