Beautiful Brokenness, home of The Center for Equine Assisted Discipleship

The Horses



Scooter is a chestnut Arabian gelding who was rescued by Katy years ago. Scooter is a horse who is dearly loved. And knows it.



WhiteStar is a wonderful, gentle mare who was donated to Katy because of her dangerous behavior. Katy immediately recognized that WhiteStar was terrified. Her previous owners loved her but did not understand her. This led to a total loss of relationship. Fear is the result of separation, for horses and for people.



Dreamsicle is a Quarter Horse cross gelding who was rescued by Katy in 2001 at the age of 25. Dreamsicle is now a wise 46 year old who is in full retirement. He still loves to help little ones learn how to groom and love on horses.



Cassandra is a lovely pinto/draft mare who spent much of her life as a PMU mare. PMU mares are kept in tiny stalls, too small to even turn around as their bodies produce estrogen used to make Premarin. As a result of her bondage, Cassandra struggles to trust humans. Her journey has helped dozens of young women find healing in the midst of terrible trauma.



Miracle is a stunning black and white pinto mare who was rescued from the ponyskin market. Ponyskins are sold to make purses, shoes and other leather products. Miracle was saved (hence her name) from this fate.



Andy is a (mostly) black Appaloosa cross gelding who was rescued from the nursemare industry. Nursemares are horses who are bred so they will have milk at the same time a more valuable Thoroughbred mare foals. The nursemare's baby is taken from her so she can feed the more expensive baby and the Thoroughbred mare can revisit the stallion. Nursemare foals are often killed. There are now several rescue groups that specialize in saving these foals. Andy was one of the fortunate ones.