Presenting Miss Princess and Miss Precious artistic Miniature Horse sisters
Miss Princess and Miss Precious are very unique special girls. Traveling and sharing their many talents including painting pictures, playing instruments and much more help them share their unconditional LOVE with everyone. Years ago while researching the historical events of the miniature horse it had became so interesting to me that it is now my passion and mission to share these stories of interest to others. It is a part of the visit at the farm to share the historical facts of the miniature horses with all of our visitors so the stories will continue on. I have found that there are many who have no knowledge of the miniature horse history. A well known but not often told story about in 1913 there were over 70,000 miniature horses underground in Wales England and Britain's mines except they called them Pit Ponies. Interestingly enough some of the American Miniature Horses today are descended from the bloodlines of these Pit Ponies. The Pit Ponies used to live underground in stables and work for 2 to 3 years at a time and usually weighed about 200 to 300 pounds and could pull about 10 times their weight. It is believed that the one of last Pit Ponies passed away in 1999. On a visit to The Homestead we will share many stories to help educate and pass on the knowledge and History of the Miniature horse known as the Pit Pony.
Miss Princess & Miss Precious, and Miss Peaches Dam is Peppy and their sire is Dirty Harry they were all born here at The Homestead.
Pictured below is Miss Princess's picture and video when she was first born
Miss Princess and Miss Precious both perform at a lot of events were they do some very talented special performances including painting pictures, sitting on benches, laying down, and much more.
Miss Princess and Miss Precious travel every year to different Nursing homes, Assisted living homes, Schools, Daycares, and many other places to perform and share unconditional LOVE. Thank you to everyone!
Miss Precious's first painting is on the left and
Miss Princess's first painting is on the right the sisters have painted hundreds of pictures and have became very artistic.
2017 painting The Red race horse
2017 painting abstract horse face
Letters of Authenticity for their paintings
Miss Princess at the Columbus IN. Library
Our NEW adventure for 2018
we will be traveling with
Miss Princess and Miss Precious
doing our horse performances.
The bus will still be
making the rounds too.
Update in 2016 Princess and Precious both became registered Service animals.
meeting a new
Lots of rides to special friends
The Homestead's Caring Sharing Moments is for when things in life may change where being with your little friends are not possible anymore. Special loving times do not have to be a time of the past everyone could use a visit of unconditional LOVE!!! Our mission and passion is to bring our little friends for a visit of Caring Sharing Moments.
NOW visiting with our barn friends call Cheryl at 812-372-2946
2016 Miss Princess
Mr Baa Baa
Thank you so
very much to
having the farm
come for visits
Thank you so
very much to
all of our helpers
you are all family
Miss Lucy Pearl
at the radio
2016 Miss Blossom is traveling on the bus visiting
on a visit
Making new friends and seeing old friends all different times of the year
on a visit
Peppy & Silver
Peppy is a miniature horse born in 2007. (shown far left with one of her earlier fillies Precious). On May 14, 2015 Peppy had a colt that was named Silver. Update 2015 Silver has a new loving family.
Faith, born in 2007, is the mother of Hope. She and Hope are a mother / daughter team that pull the miniature wagon. The picture on the right is Faith and her filly from this year Cinnamon. Update 2015 Cinnamon has a new loving family.
2016 Miss Sapphire in her work clothes
Hope & Sapphire
Hope, the daughter of Faith and was born in 2010. She is one of the miniature horses that pulls one of the wagons.
In Spring 2015, Hope gave birth to a filly that was named Sapphire. Sapphire's sire is Dirty Harry and she was born here at The Homestead. Update 2016 Sapphire has became a registered Service animal and is doing a very important job right now by visiting many places and making new friends and providing unconditional Love.
Sapphire visiting in the farm office.
Queeny and Newborn Colt
Queeny is a black miniature horse that was born in 2007.
In the middle is a picture of the NEWEST colt born August 5,2015 and his mother Queeny
Pictured far right is Dozer, Queenie's baby from a previous year, and Queeny.
Update 2015 Queeny's her colt have a wonderful new loving home.
Dirty Harry is our Miniature Stallion, born in 2007. He has sired many fillies colts here at the farm. He is an "A" registered miniature horse.
Thank you for your donation!!
Miss April and Miss May were ready for the new visitors
April & May
Meet April and May, they are a pair of Belgian Draft Horses. The girls pull our wagon at various events, giving rides to our visitors year round.
May is the mother to the Amish raised daughters shown in the picture pulling the wagon picking up hay in the field.
Being larger horses, the more they work, the more hay and feed they eat. So if you would like to sponsor some extra feed for the girls please use one of our donate buttons found throughout the site....and the girls say THANK YOU!
Penny is a Belgian Draft Horse born in 2000. Penny was Amish, born, raised and worked prior to coming to The Homestead. Update 2015 Penny helped put up hay at the Amish farm spring and summer of 2015 and is due to have a foal in 2016.
Magic Blessing is a true magical blessing. She is a very intelligent and athletic horse that knows many magical tricks.
Magic has many registries including APHA/Pinto/NRHA. She was born in 2001.
Lady Midnight has a true talent as she is our headless horseman at The Haunting.
She was born in 1993 and is a solid American Paint Horse.
Update 2015 Lady Midnight still performing has the The Haunting's Headless Horseman horse. 2015 the farm had a visit from Robb and the channel 8 news Thank you to the team for your visit.
Brown Sugar & King
Brown Sugar is AQHA and Buckskin registered. She was born in 2004. In 2015 she lost her foal and became foster mother to King.
King was born to Rainy, who passed away from complications of illness two weeks after he was born. King was hand fed for several weeks every few hours day & night by Cheryl. A few months later a wonderful horse known as Brown Sugar she lost her foal at birth. Brown Sugar and King were then introduced and King then became the foster colt of Brown Sugar. King was born here at The Homestead in Spring of 2015 and he is a Quarter horse.
Brown Sugar what a great caring mother
Rainy Night King, above a few weeks old and left in June 2015. Update 2016 Rainy Night King is doing awesome his mother Rainy is very missed.
May is the Belgian draft horse with such a wonderful kind big heart. May pulls the wagon with April. Pictured below is Honey bee Jam her foal from 2014. May is definitely one of my special friends.
Honey Bee Jam
Honey Bee Jam is half Belgian Draft Horse and half Quarter Horse. Her mother is May and she was born in 2014. She received her name with the help of Busy Bee Academy because their mascot is a honey bee and they were visiting the day she was born. Update for Jan. 2017 Jam is now at her new forever home with a loving family who have many awesome plans for her. Jam will be training to ride so she can enjoy many times out on amazing trial rides.
Smoking Daisy is a Registered AQHA, NRHA, and Buckskin horse born in 2009. Smoking was a rescue with a strong disposition that came to the farm early 2015. Update 2015 Smoking is now performing in reining and after only a few weeks in training she received 9th at the World Buckskin horse show in 2015.
Update 2016 Smoking received 7th at the World Buckskin horse show.
Barbie is a triple registered AQHA/NRHA/Palomino horse.
Barbie has a heart of gold and is a true friend. She was born in 2006.
Update 2016 Barbie has been busy meeting lots of new riders here at the farm. New update March 2016 Barbie now has a new loving family.
Bailey & Blondie
Bailey is a Registered AQHA gruella horse and in 2015 she foaled Blondie. Blondie was born a red dun in color and has now turned into a Palomino color.
Update 2016 Bailey now has a new loving home.
Kay name is special, she was named after my mom.
Kay is registered AQHA/NRHA
She is a beautiful horse and very athletic.
2016 Miss Kay's
2016 Busy at the Bartholomew 4H Fair
Miss Kay's baby Star
at the Kentucky state fair
out on her own
what a great little girl
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Maverick, Jenny & Minnie Mary
These three are miniature donkeys. The average life span is upwards of 25 years, weigh up to 350 pounds and stand less than 36 inches tall. They are intelligent, reasoning and can be loving and trainable. Update 2015 Minnie Mary had a miniature baby donkey her name is Blossom. 2016 update Blossom has been traveling on the bus with us all year.
Thunder and Lightning
August of 2015 picking up Thunder and Lightning they were in need of a new home taking them home to the farm. What characters these two are. The white spotted one is Thunder and the other one is Lightning. Their long ears and expressive eyes express how friendly, inquisitive and playful they are! Update 2015 these two fabulous boys have a new loving family and are busy playing with children.
Teeny, Weeny, Tiny and Molly
Teeny and Weeny are sisters, Tiny is their cousin and all three are miniature pygmy goats. They came to The Homestead in May 2015. They are friendly and playful
Molly is not related to the other three and is also a miniature pygmy goat.
Many of our rabbits are free range, with various colors and breeds. Pictured here is our Shelby bunny, then a lion head white baby bunny and two of our black rabbits. Update 2015 four rabbits found new loving families.
Arnold The Pig
Arnold is a male pot bellied pig.
He is very sociable and loves to talk.
Daisy the Cow
Daisy joined our Homestead in Spring 2015.
She is a half Jersey, half Holstein cow. She adds some sweetness to the farm.
Hershey The Alpaca
Hershey is an Alpaca. Alpaca hair can be sheared, cleaned, spun and then weaved into many different useful everyday items.
Hershey now has two friend Alpaca's that are girls named Amy and Chloe. Update 2015 Hershey, Amy, and Chloe have new loving homes.
Sheep, Lambs & Rams
Serta was our first sheep at the Homestead. Big Daddy is a hairless sheep of Katadin breed. Pillow Top is one of our latest little girl lambs. Sheep with long wool can be sheared, the wool cleaned, spun and then woven to produce everyday items like blankets. Update 2015 Serta and Big Daddy now have new loving families.