Horses – Our Cornerstone
Equine Assisted Therapeutic Activities require a trained horse that is gentle, quiet and cooperative. The gentle nature of the horses allows the students to spend time grooming, leading and getting to know and trust the horse before they begin to climb on and actually ride. The horse provides movement, warmth, stimulation, and motivation to the rider. Incorporated in all areas of instruction are the extremely important skills of discipline and respect required when working with horses. Many of our participants are able to overcome obstacles and barriers where other therapies have failed. The horse is often a strong motivator in allowing the students to express themselves in ways they have previously found difficult. This can result in a physical, emotional or communicative expression. Often these improvements and the growth experienced with us carry over into many areas of the participant’s life.
Meet our Horses
Kate – Bay McCurdy Plantation mare, DOB 1999
Kate is one of the favorites here at the farm. She is as steady as they come and carries riders of all ages.
Misty – Bay Roan McCurdy Plantation mare, DOB 1996
Misty is a gentle mare who is great for those riders who need more motion while in the saddle. She is great with the kids and loves getting her hair braided.
Shiloh – Bay Arabian gelding, DOB 1991
Shiloh is the old man of the pasture, but still going strong. He is a sensitive soul who works wonderful for the younger kids who are just starting out riding. In class, he pays close attention to his rider and we love to describe him as the best babysitter you could find.
Hank – Red Dun Quarter gelding, DOB 2001
Hank is our newest kid on the block. He’s a lover and likes to play games. He likes his new friends and calls to them constantly.
Want to Help?
We are always on the look out for special horses to add to our herd.
If you have a horse you think might be a suitable therapy horse and would like to donate or lease, please contact our office.