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Larger Than Life – Meet Ginger

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner bottom_padding=”40″][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”10108″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”10109″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”10110″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1575325603214{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”]Ginger is not like any other horse at Agape. She’s a draft cross–tall, with an enormous head and a presence that stops you in your tracks. But she’s also a mule – her “other half” is a donkey, lending her extra long ears and an extra-loving, people-pleasing nature. She is simply larger than life. But it’s not just her size that makes her larger than

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Meet Bo – Body Paint, Rainbow Tutus, and All

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner bottom_padding=”40″][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”10090″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”10095″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”10094″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1575321717043{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”]Everybody has that one friend that is quiet, easy-going, loveable, the kind of friend you can bring your troubles to; and then, when no one is expecting it, cracks the funniest joke. That’s our Bo. He’s a strong, steady, reliable presence for riders of all levels of independence, as he carries his students along in the arena or out on the trail. And when the

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Give Joy – Get Joy

“For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, the joy that you give to others, is the joy that comes back to you.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier As you consider how you and your family might be able to give this year, there is a way you can give that will have a long and lasting impact at Agape. Our horses make all the difference here. They teach our riders about life – how to work together, how to be respectful, how to share, how to trust, how to communicate, how to have boundaries, how to

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The thrill of hope

“Hope is not what you’d expect; it is what you would never dream. It is a wild, improbable tale with a pinch-me-I’m-dreaming ending… Hope is not a granted wish or a favor performed; no, it is far greater than that. It is a zany, unpredictable dependence on a God who loves to surprise us out of our socks.” ~ Max Lucado I’ve been reflecting on what hope is, what hope does, why hope matters. Maybe hope isn’t simply something you do. Maybe hope is actually also like a gift you receive. Maybe hope is about the journey of anticipation more

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Celebrating 12 Years with Mustang Randi

“One day God stood and wondered who would want the lonely, desolate places…It would take a strong soul…A soul not afraid to be alone, but stronger in a group…a soul that could see another’s heart, open up to them when needed and become one with them. A soul that was willing to allow another into their space and hold them up when the world was pulling them down. A spirit wild and free but kind, understanding, and forgiving. So God created the wild mustang.”   ~Laura Tatum Cowen A spirit wild and free, but kind, understanding, and forgiving. That is Randi.

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In Honor of Dolly

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”9293″ alignment=”center” animation=”None”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” custom_height=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Our dear Dolly, who is 29 years old (soon to be 30) has been experiencing a decline in her health this year, which has recently turned more serious. Due to the serious nature of her recent diagnoses, the Agape team has come together and unanimously agreed that the kindest thing we can do for her is to humanely euthanize Dolly.  If you

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Rest in Peace, Sweet Jake

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] As the National Anthem played over the loudspeakers, Jake proudly and steadily walked around the outdoor ring at Agape South,a rider sitting up and carrying the American flag as it fluttered out behind them. There is no image more fitting of Jake’s legacy than this. His entire life has been one of service. He began with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Mounted Patrol at age two. At age 16, IMPD felt Jake was ready to leave the streets of

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