Who is Norma?

Norma is registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). Her registered name is Sensational Compromise, but she prefers to be known as Norma. Norma is owned by Lisa Laplace and was purchased from Limelite Show Horses in 2016 as a weanling. Norma was named by Brian Henry and John Zeldenthius after Brian’s grandmother who had passed. They shared red hair and a feisty personality. So, to honor her namesake, she remains known as “Norma”!  Lisa recognized her special personality and she soon rose to fame as a Facebook personality for Rafter L Stables. Her following continues to grow as she chronicles her daily life (with a little help from Lisa). Norma keeps it real so her followers can identify with her successes as well as her struggles on her journey toward her goal to become an Equine Ambassador. Her fresh perspective from the horse’s view is designed to be fun, entertaining, and educational. She has an insatiable desire to learn and experience the human condition so she can become a formidable role model for young people. Norma offers many outreach programs like her “Meet Norma” events to help Lisa and Rafter L Stables create a positive equine experience to last a lifetime. he loves all her fans and hopes to personally meet each and every one!

The Norma Diaries

Norma is an ambitious young horse with many aspirations beyond princessness.  Her intent is to brighten each day one person at a time. Her quiet demeanor makes her easily accessible.  Along with her witty diary entries, she is certain to get s few smiles!

The Norma Story

From the time she arrived at Rafter L stables, Norma made her presence known.  Early on from the very first Norma Diary post, she showed her amazing ability to connect to the human world.


Its attitude with a Norma twist! Norma has an amazing way of expressing her sassiness. From her need for many cabana boys to care for her to her strong opinion of most everything defines Norma-tude. Everyone has a little Norma-tude!

Norma has many projects in the queue. Watch for The Norma Diaries as a collection of short stories. These stories are fun fictional versions of some of Norma’s adventures with human life lessons to learn. Norma’s dream is that someday she can add to her list of accomplishments, someone learned to read using her fun booklets.

“A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks besides you.”  ~unknown