Breakdown or Kismet?

Crossing the country was a retirement dream and something we often talked about, but was a wistful dream. Now, here we are crossing 21 states in two months. All the preparations in the world could not prepare us for every possible event…..and believe me, the Old Hippie tried! He even had his toolbox secured in […]

What is a Fisher House?

Sometimes I forget, not everyone knows what a Fisher House is or does!

Fisher Houses are like Ronald McDonald Houses for military. They provide free housing for military or veterans and their families going through prolonged illnesses or injuries.

The best medicine known to mankind is LOVE! Most of us will agree that […]

Mt. Home

One day, after announcing one of the Patriotic Pony heroes, we received a phone call from a young lady who’s husband had served with the young man. Her family was being relocated, but she was interested in when and where this hero’s pony would go. They followed along on Facebook as many friends and […]

Tacoma, WA

Our 1st Base Presentation – Joint Base Lewis-McChord honoring Air Force Captain David Lyons. Captain Lyons was with the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron. This gentle giant even had a ship named after him!

Manager Jodi Land, Sgt Sutton. Colonel Namini greeted and accepted the gift. We almost got to witness his first ride! Sweet […]

Seattle, WA

Our 4th presentation…………..the Patriotic Pony honoring Marine LCpl Kenneth Cochran.

Kenneth came into this world fighting all the way, with the umblical cord wrapped around his neck…………he learned early how precious every moment was! He knew he wanted to be a Marine and he worked to ensure it came true.

Greeted by […]

Salt Lake City Fisher House

Amazing day! Utah knows how to party!………………

Our largest escort yet! The Utah Patrioti Guard Riders, 14 motorcycles helped the old hippies and the family of Jordan Byrd roll into the Fisher House in style!

Army Spc. Jordan Byrd, was a 19 year old medic who was killed after sprinting 300 yards through an […]

Army Spc. Jordan Byrd Family Patriotic Pony Painting Party

2nd Patriotic Pony Painting Party of the day………………..

Tomorrow is the presentation of Army Spc. Jordan Byrd’s Patriotic Pony rocker. It is also the 6th birthday of his son, Ayden! We meet Ayden and his mom Savannah, four years ago when we delivered the Monster Medic. We have been able to watch him grow […]

Microsoft Thank You Rally and Patriotic Painting Party!

The wonderful people of Microsoft helped by sponsoring a Patriotic Pony so, we arranged to bring one for them to decorate for the eastern tour.

Our contact Elizabeth Floyd was there to greet us, but was feeling ill and left shortly after our arrival, leaving us in the capable hands of Holly!

We talked […]

Aurora, Colorado

Presentation of SSG Gary L Woods Jr’s Patriotic Pony to the Aurora, Colorado Fisher House…………

Escorted by Jim Herstein and the Colorado Patriot Guard Riders, the old hippies backed in to the Aurora Fisher house with a familiar face waiting on us……LeeSandra Thibodeau was there to greet us! If you are not aware, LeeSandra […]

1st Patriotic Pony Presentation - Hines, Illinois

Hero’s Rock is proud to present the Hines, Illinois Fisher House with the Patriotic Pony honoring Army Spc. Michelle Witmer, Wisconsin National Guards first female killed in Combat in Iraq on 4-9-04.

Escorted by the Illinois Patriot Guard Riders, Hero’s Rock rolled into the Hines Fisher House. The presentation of Army National Guard Spc. Michelle […]