Sherri, Property Owner and President
I have been hearing a lot of questions lately about “Who runs this rescue?” so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sherri Anderson and I am the property owner and President of the Board of Directors for The Barefoot Ranch. I was born and raised in Saskatchewan and have been fortunate enough to be involved with horses in one capacity or another for my entire life.
My father, Leroy Anderson, is a wise cowboy of 91 who has tremendous amounts of wisdom and advice to share. He is a rodeo man who was involved with rodeo for many years, most notably as a Chuckwagon and Chariot racer for the Manitoba Pony Chuckwagon Association until he retired in his late 70s. His name is pretty familiar to those involved in Chuckwagon racing and with the older generation.
I have three brothers who are all involved with horses in some respect. My oldest brother, Clint Anderson, is a team roper and all-around cowboy who has been training horses for his entire life. He currently specializes in Performance Horses and is a champion team roper himself having participated in Las Vegas. His name is pretty familiar to those in the rodeo business so you may have heard of him.
My middle brother, Les Anderson, has been training horses for his entire life as well. He specialized, along with his children, in training horses for trail and is a little bit more under the radar than the other two, but no less talented.
My youngest brother, Robin Anderson. along with his wife Tracey and their daughter Jade have been training Arabian Horses under the Arabian Knights name for many years. Tracey is also an artist and paints beautiful pictures of both horses and dogs. They specialize in training horses for show and you may have run into them at the horse shows in Brandon. They also host and attend Endurance Rides, including the one at Bird’s Hill Park.
I moved to the Teulon area in 2012 and have lived here ever since. In the beginning, we had our own five horses, and the concept of running a horse rescue developed over time. Please see Our Story for more information on the rescue itself and how it originated.
I have been working with horses my entire life. It is very satisfying to me to see a horse that is totally untrusting, do a complete 180 and come to me, allowing me to feed them by hand, or throw my arms around their neck and love them up without any fear of me whatsoever. This fills my heart with joy and is my passion and mission in life. Horses are beautiful, smart and loving and they are so worthy of my investment of time and money.
Since 2012 I have been low-key rescuing horses in the area on my own dime and we have decided to do it on a more official capacity. I work full-time as a Product Manager for a company called Laivly out of Winnipeg. I am blessed with the ability to work from home so I am here and able to provide the horses with support as needed. In addition to this, I work at a local restaurant called FryDays a few days a week to assist with expenses. I was the Secretary of the Teulon Rodeo Club for three years and was part of the original board who brought the rodeo back to Teulon. I am the mother of three, grown children and the grandma to one sweet baby angel with another on the way. I love my family and the animals that I care for fiercely and am always willing to help a person or animal in need if I can.
I hope this answers any questions you may have about who runs this place and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through the website or Messenger. 🙂