Adopt A Horse Program

The Adopt a Horse Program is a unique donor program designed for those who want to support Silver Birch Ranch in a special way! Through this program you are able to "adopt" one of our horses that we currently use for our camps and retreats, and support that horse financially.

It currently costs a little over $100 a month to provide everything a horse needs to be a healthy, happy horse. With monthly support from people like you, each of our horses would be guaranteed adequate food, grooming supplies, and riding equipment. Without support, it is an increasing struggle for us to provide the best quality of living for our horses. Please consider adopting one of our horses today!

the Adopt a Horse program in a nutshell:

  • Monthly support of either $20, $50, or $100 from donors like you!
  • Receive updates and information on the specific horse you adopted.
  • An unmeasurable amount of gratitude from all of us at Silver Birch Ranch!

Our current horses available to adopt:

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THUNDER - Thunder is one of the oldest horses we have at camp. But don’t let his age fool you! He’s still got quite the pep in his step! Before Thunder came to us, he used to take riders on adventures through the mountains. Now, he still loves to take people on adventures as one of our camper horses on the line next to his good friend Genesis.
Breed: Mustang
Date of Birth: 1989

OBADIAH - Obadiah, or Obi, is one of the smartest horses we have. We often catch him getting his bridle off and sometimes even his halter! His big puppy dog eyes make it hard to be mad at him though! His charming personality makes him a favorite of many campers.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 1998

BELLE - Belle used to pull our Buckboard wagon with her partner, Babe. However, Belle is now retired from that job and is used as a camper horse. She is one of our largest horses and has a big heart to match. She loves getting her thick blonde mane brushed and loves all the attention campers give her. 
Breed: Belgian
Date of Birth: 1998

MESHACH - Meshach is a chestnut quarter horse with a thick white blaze on his face.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 2004

GENESIS - Genesis was rescued from a kill pen in Iowa. He is a very sweet horse and was already trained when we got him from the kill pen. He has a beautiful star on his forehead, which makes it easy for wranglers to identify him. He loves his job as a camper horse and loves children. He also has a very long back, which gave him the nickname of "banana boat." 
Breed: Grade/Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 2004

BENNY - Benny is an older horse, who loves the little kids he gives pony rides to during our family camp weekends. He’s an old soul who takes good care of his riders. His best friend and true love is Lucy, they are inseparable and love spending time together. 
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth : 1993

LUCY- Lucy is always by her boyfriend, Benny. Lucy is a short bay colored horse, with a thin stripe on her face, with three white socks. She came to us about the same time as Benny.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 2006

SADIE - Sadie used to pull the buckboard wagon with her partner and best friend Brandi. They even were stars of the White Lake Parade. These two are basically sisters and stick together. Sadie has a white spot on her forehead called a star.
Breed: Percheron
Date of Birth: 2004

BRANDI - Even though Brandi is a few years younger, she’s the protector of Sadie. She’s also the biggest horse in the herd. But don’t let her size scare you, she is a gentle giant and will always accept attention and treats.  Brandi has a long white stripe called a blaze going down her face.
Breed: Percheron
Date of Birth: 2006

CHIEF - Chief loves the trails! He spent most of his growing up years adventuring on the trails throughout Wisconsin before he came to be with us at camp. He spends most of his time next to his buddy Ranger. He has a beautiful red mane and tail the blows in the wind when he runs in the pasture with his buddies.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 1997

JEZEBEL - Jezebel is a beautiful buckskin quarter horse. Jezebel is our only buckskin at camp and her color is very unique. In the winter, her coat looks speckled. She has two children, Liberty and Jesse. She is a good momma, and loves both of her girls very much. She has been a camper horse for many years at Silver Birch Ranch and she loves her job. Before she arrived at Silver Birch Ranch, she was untrained. However, she has come a long way since then and has become a hard-working camper horse.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 1999

LINUS - Linus arrived from Kansas in the Spring of 2012. He is best friends with Malachi and they are never apart. Linus was previously terrified of people, but he has come a very long way since then. With a little love from the wranglers, he has become a very sweet and gentle horse. He is still in training and we are hoping that he will be a camper horse soon.
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Date of Birth: 2009

MALACHI - Malachi arrived at camp in May 2012 with a few other Tennessee Walkers that we got from Kansas. He was a stallion when he arrived, but is now a gelding. He is just getting trained, but has a lot of potential. Soon, we are hoping to use him as a camper horse. You can identify him from our other black horses because he has a white left hind foot. He is a sweetheart and loves getting attention. His best friend is Linus, and they are never apart. 
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Date of Birth: 2009

MERCY - Mercy is the newest member of our herd. She was born in Spring 2013. She is still getting used to the world and people. She is growing very fast and in a few years, she will begin her training in becoming a camper horse.
Breed: Paint/Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: April 16, 2013

GIDEON - Gideon is the most social horse you will meet! He LOVES attention and often will invade your personal space to get it. Gideon’s dad is Revelation, but he’s definitely a Momma’s Boy and sticks close to his mom Piper. Gideon is currently in training and we hope to get him on the trails soon.
Breed: Quarter Horse/ Tennessee Walking Horse
Date of Birth: May 26, 2015

MOSES - Moses is the baby of the herd, but he’s already grown big and strong, and he’s not done growing yet. When he matures all the way, he should be a big and beautiful blue roan. He is the stud of the herd, and will someday have kids of his own. He is currently in training to become a well behaved horse so that we will one day be able ride him. 
Breed: Quarter Horse/Mustang Cross
Date of Birth: April 22, 2016

OTIS - Otis is one of our horses with the best "conformation" around. This means that the way he is built is ideal for a working horse. He is very sweet camper horse who loves people. He has a very wide blaze on his face and can also be identified by his one blue eye. His best friend is Meshach, who also looks like his twin, but without the blue eye.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: 2006

MISSY - Missy was a rescue horse that was brought to us during the summer of 2017. She came with her best friend, Mudd. When they came to us their manes and tails were like dreadlocks, and took a lot of work to fix them up. They are now much happier and in the process of becoming well behaved ponies to give kids rides on.
Breed: Pony
Date of Birth: 1988

MUDD - Mudd is the quieter of the pair, but never the less we are working on him to be more social with the rest of the herd. Mudd is a dark brown, almost black horse…which is why he has the name Mudd. He is very sweet and love attention.
Breed: Pony
Date of Birth: 1988

RANGER - Ranger was bought at an auction. He came to us already trained. In fact, he used to be a roping horse, and they even shot rifles while riding him. He’s taller than most horses,
Breed: Quarter
Date of Birth: 2004

ACAIA - Acaia came to us with her sister Annie from Kansas. She is a light cream colored Tennessee walker. She is a half-sister to Linus and Malachi, which makes sense because they fight like most siblings do! When she arrived at camp, she had never been ridden, but now she has come a long ways and can be ridden on the trails with the other horses, but she is still ridden by our wranglers because she needs more miles and time under saddle.
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Date of Birth: 2014

PACO - Paco came to Silver Birch Ranch with his brothers Dully, Julio, and Houdini. When Paco arrived, he had never been ridden. Since then, he has come a long way. He is one of our most lovable horses and is always looking to play around. He likes to chew everything, including halters, buckets, and other horse’s saddles.
Breed: Registered American Paint  
Date of Birth: April 7, 2005

PHANTOM - Phantom is a black and white paint, having an all black body,  bald white face, two tall stockings and one sock. His all white face makes it look like he is wearing a mask, which is how he got his name, Phantom, after Phantom of the Oprah.
Breed: Paint Horse
Date of Birth: 2007

PHILLY - Philly is our largest horse at camp. She is a red roan draft and has enormous feet. She was named "Philly" because when we got her, we were told she was a stallion (a male horse). However, when she arrived, she was actually a filly (a young female horse). We decided to call her Philly with the male spelling in remembrance of the humorous mix-up. Philly is a big girl and some people have trouble climbing up on her back. However, she is a gentle giant. 
Breed: Belgian/Draft mix   
Date of Birth: 2006

PIPER - Piper was given to camp by a man in Kansas. She is definitely a leader, and likes to be in charge. She is currently in training, but will hopefully become a camper horse once she is finished. She is enormous, but is still very sweet and loves getting petted. 
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Date of Birth: 2007

REVELATION - Revelation is a gorgeous Quarter Horse stallion. His coloring is called "dun" and he has a very long mane and tail. He was malnourished at his previous home, so wranglers had to work hard to help him gain weight. He’s come a long way since then and has become a happy healthy horse. He is very sweet and loves to be scratched. He also has a huge star on his forehead in the shape of a heart.
Breed: Quarter Horse
Date of Birth: May 22, 2009

STORMY - Stormy is the only horse in our herd that can do tricks. He knows how to bow and how to stretch. He is also beautiful, with black and white markings all over his body. He is a camper horse who also loves to eat in his spare time. He loves little children, and is fondly referred to as the "cow horse."
Breed: Paint
Date of Birth: May 15, 1999