Introducing Misty Dawn
The Grande Dam of the unit. She is an 18-19 year old Warmblood mare. She is the herd boss and protector of “her herd.” She is every new recruit’s first horse love and will forever be in our rangers hearts because of this. She is patient and safe but can be cheeky and obstinate as only an old lesson horse knows how to do!! She is great on presence patrols with her shocking white coat and large size. We call her the beacon of the savannah.
We recognize she will age out of daily active patrols in the future (because it’s a darn tough job) but she will stay on as our foundation trainer for new recruits for as long as she enjoys it. She enjoys being the dirtiest horse on the unit at all times! Her favorite animal is the leopard tortoise. She is Rose’s mom.
She is a 9 year old warmblood/quarter horse cross. She has been on the team for 2 years and is one of our founding horses. The consummate “Chestnut mare”, she is feisty and a wee hot headed and opinionated when pressed. You should rather ask if she would like to do something than tell her your plan. That said, she is by far our bravest horse and always loves to get as close to the animals as she can. There isn’t a thicket she won’t go through or hill she won’t climb and once she knows you have her back she 100% has yours. Rose enjoys long groom sessions, “helping” me do pretty much anything in the paddock, carrots and has a deep love of lemon creme cookies. Her favorite animal is white rhino