My name is Steve Webster, and I love pups and ponies. I first sat atop a horse while visiting my Aunt Jane and knew right away this was for me. Shortly after moving from Canada at the age of 8 years old, I began taking lessons at an eventing farm in Friendswood, Texas where I studied under my friend Dinah Babcock. She became my mentor, weekend barn mom, idol, and lifelong friend. Here at Brigadoon Farm, I learned the excitment of jumping and gracefulness of dressage on my off-the-track-Thourghbred Fanny. I look back in awe how this 16.5+ hand mare took care of this 4ft.5in. boy. Spending every free minute at the barn, I learned my love of animals. While my friends were running football drills or maybe playing video games, I was donning tall boots and negotiating a ride from a tired parent to Dinah's. Here this boy was at home. Of course, boys must grow up.
And so I stalled my riding, went to college, and one lucky day, found the one who was meant for me, my Jenni. We fell in love and raised three wonderful boys. We also discovered we share a love for animals. Jenni recognized my passion for horses after just a few dates and planned with me on one day of having horses of our own together. A couple of years ago, we found a little piece of paradise in Jones to build our forever farm.
Once we had decided we were ready for equine, we began a careful search for the right horse. I'd heard from so many about this "Blaze's" place and the rewards of rescue that we decided to check it out. Jenni and I volunteered at a couple of Blaze's events to see if we liked the rescue . Tina made us feel so welcome at the gelding clinlic, and Leslie shared my down right silly excitement at the 2014 Trainer's Challenge. Here at the Challenge, Jenni fell in love with a little buckskin named Tulsa; game over! She wasn't leaving without knowing he was ours to adopt. Later we adopted Gal, an older Appy for Jenni to ride. I had no idea this tough mare would become so important to me. She truly defined what rescue is about; adopt, give, gain trust, and learn the love of one with no good rational reason to love again. This loner Gal became one of the Websters. We earned her love. I loved seeing this once distant, old mare run and play with her Tulsa and Cotton like a young school kid just let out for recess. And even to the end, she looked to Jenni and me for our love. She no longer had to survive on her own. She had found her home. I will always have my "Gorgeous Gal" walking next to me, knowing she felt loved and wanted at last.
After adopting Tulsa and Gal, I eventually began spending more time at Blaze's and learned the Crosses make many sacrifices in order to keep rescue running. There's so much work involved. Add to that, the emotional rollercoaster one must feel each time a horse is pulled from hell and given a second chance at life again. I even remember how the Crosses took time out from a Father's Day when Jenni and I first went to see Gal. I imagine the reward for so much hard work is watching a horse and their true meant-to-be person find each other's hearts and become family. I'm so honored to be invited into this family and can't wait to see where this path leads me.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment to visit the horses currently available in our rescue program. We are generally available by appointment Monday - Thursday after 5:30 and anytime Friday - Sunday. We do maintain full time jobs, so we are not always available on weekdays. Please be patient with us and we will return your call/email as soon as possible.