March 15, 2018

A quick tie of his black-and-white tennis shoe, a tug of his rein and Hawk went to work.

“We’ve got a visitor for you,” Carol Swinford told residents of Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock as she slowly guided the cream-colored, 10-year-old American Miniature stallion.


February 4, 2017

Hospice therapy pets, like the sweet miniature therapy horses that visit our Hospice CareCenters, bring love, laughter and comforting companionship to those on the end-of-life journey. Visits from these furry volunteers and their handlers provide patients with a welcom...

October 2, 2015

 Carol and Serebella were featured in a NW Herald story which covered their visit to the Johnsburg Walmart. Just a few things... it's GARY not Joe! Also Serebella became a registered Pet Partners therapy horse 6 months ago but went through a lot of therapy training bef...

June 12, 2011

SHADES OF BLUE RANCH presents Toyland EL RIO REY, FMHA #552, a 33” black stallion owned by Gary and Carol Swinford of IL.  El Rio Rey, son of Grosshill’s El Rey (FMHA # 354) and grandson of La Ruina that was imported from the Falabella Farms in Argentina, was purchased...

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