Armani the Paso Fino

Miss Armani came to The Healing Barn in August of 2009 along with 4 other Paso Fino horses that were confiscated from the previous owners.  Armani was extremely thin when we picked her up, and also had an infection with puss pockets all over her right cheek and girth area.

When we talked with the veterinarian who examined her, he thought the infection was due to laying in the mud and dirt for long periods of time.  She as well as the others were very weak from the lack of nutrition and water.

Thankfully enough with a bit of proper nutrition and the help of Hilton Herbs Phytobalm cream she quickly overcame the infection and began to gain weight!  Armani really came out of her shell and showed her playful personality about 3-4 days after arriving at The Healing Barn, she won everyone’s hearts on the farm!

Fast forward to summer 2011 and Armani started her 60 days in training.  While she could be a bit of a pistol at first, she really evolved into a nice little mare!  After her initial 60 days of training, Armani continued her training with 1 session a week in riding and being handled every day.

It is now March 2012 and we are very happy to announce Miss Armani is going to her very own loving and forever home!  A woman, Karen, came to meet Armani March 9 and absolutely fell in love with her!  Karen has adopted Armani and is looking forward to continuing Armani’s training with a Paso Fino trainer and trail riding with friends this summer!

It is also very exciting to announce that Armani will receive training to become a certified mounted patrol horse over the next year or so.  We are very excited for Armani to start a new chapter in her life!!


If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting a rescue horse please email us at for our available horses.  Finding good forever homes for our current rescues is what allows us to help other horses in need!

Adoption Day Event

On October 2 2011 The Healing Barn hosted its first Adoption Day Event along with the Wood County Humane Society.  We are very pleased to announce it was a great success!

People from all over came to show their support, many people came to bid on some of the wonderful prizes we had donated and others were there to meet the available horses and dogs.

The day included raffle ticket and silent auction items, food, horses, dogs as well as a fun kids activity table.  Several children enjoyed the day with drawings and paintings!

The available horses were also ridden and shown for our guests.  While we didn’t find forever homes for the available horses that day, we raised money to help support our rescues, and had an overwhelming amount of support from our community!

We greatly appreciated all the support from our sponsors, friends, and the community.

Our plan is to host an Adoption Event or an event similar in years to come.

Our Story

The Healing Barn Rescue and Rehabilitation Facility was built in 1999.  Over the years we have rescued, taken in and fostered for the local Humane Societies to help equine friends in need.

As of 2008 The Healing Barn officially became a 501c3 non-profit organization.  The Healing Barn is committed to helping equine friends in need, educating the public about proper animal care and nutrition, and rehabilitating mental and physical issues a horse may have.

While we work very closely with our veterinarians we also strongly believe in treating our horses with all natural remedies and approaches.

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