Imagine a woman costumed in a tutu clown costume leading a donkey down Main Street with a pair of single-action revolvers in her horse trailer. That’s Donna. She can make fun of herself, offer everything to a horse, and race through a Mounted Shooting course like a banshee.
She’ll also bring a gospel message. Donna can be in-your-face brash or melt into an emotional puddle when touched by the Spirit of God.
Donna is an original, and like all of us, is still discovering the full purpose God has for her. A veteran of the U.S. military, she can drive a big rig, gallop a horse that never saw a saddle until two hours earlier, and make it look easy.
But that’s not the whole story. Donna is afraid of riding, an admission that shocked me. At least, that’s what she tells readers in The Breath of Horse Crazy. If you’re afraid of horses because of an unfortunate early experience or recovering from an injury, maybe Donna’s suggestions will give your dream life again. She loves helping fearful riders gain confidence.
I love the photo to the right. At a Wild Horse Ministry event, Donna listened to Paul Daily’s devotional while pouring honey on her biscuit.
“We put syrup in a biscuit so we could eat and ride. The message was, you have to feed yourself to be sustained and you need to be able to carry it with you.”
Two Irons Ranch
Donna and husband, Dewayne, operate Two Irons Ranch in Mineral Wells, Texas. Sunday mornings usually begin with a worship service in the chapel followed by a horse-based event or fellowship opportunity.
Donna offers basic horsemanship instruction, play days, specific introductory clinics for riders, and is a Certified Applied Whole Horse Hoof Care Trimmer.
I Surrender All
When I asked her about his photo, Donna said, “The song I Surrender All was playing. I just finished putting the first ride on this little colt and he laid down so willingly. I was so touched when the Lord spoke to me thru this horse. I want you to give it all to me. I want you at your most vulnerable so that I may train you in the way I want you to go.”
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The photographs on this page have appeared on Donna’s Facebook page and are used with permission. The banner at the top is from left, Dewayne Waldrup, Linda, Dwayne, Charles, and Kathy at Two Irons Ranch.