Just over two years ago, a staff member at the ranch saw a Facebook post. “Someone was getting rid of a whole bunch of mini horses because they couldn’t take care of them anymore,” Albrecht said.
Gunner and Sammy were lucky — the ranch rushed to offer them, along with two mini donkeys, a home. Albrecht got to know them and started to wonder whether they’d be good for one of the ranch’s therapy programs, which help a wide variety of kids and adults with disabilities.
Sammy seemed a good fit for a therapy program from the beginning, but Albrecht wasn’t sure about Gunner. But he soon surprised her.
“Gunner, it turns out, loves people,” she said. “He loves going out. When he sees the van he gets so excited."