Meet The HorsesThe Horses are the Stars of the Show
Our program horses are patient, kind and love their special jobs! All of our horses are owned by individuals in the community who lease them to Kids & Horses. Before officially joining the team, each horse must pass an intense 90-day trial. During the trial, they must demonstrate that they are comfortable with a variety of toys, wheelchairs, loud noises, having multiple people around them, different ways of mounting and more.
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After several years of mountain trails, Dealer found a job with our program. Some people describe him as having the personality of a “grumpy old man”, but inwardly Dealer is a big softie. He is a favorite among all our clients, volunteers, and staff and was voted Horse of the Year in 2018.
Doc is a Kentucky Mountain Horse and the oldest horse in the herd. He is known as Mr. Steady and Dependable. Almost every rider in the program is somewhat attached to Doc because he was their first horse. He is a saint and many people comment that there must be a very special place for him in heaven.
Lacey is our social butterfly. Other horses, humans, tractors, and anything that moves or makes noise are automatically her new best friends. Although she can be stubborn, she is one of the most sturdy and patient horses on the property.
Risa is a very well-trained Dutch Warmblood with a background in jumping, and now she is predominantly used for our CLS classes and Dementia program along with Callie. She is very dear to many of the folks at the ranch.
Remington aka Remi is our Appaloosa. His sweet, sensitive “babysitter” personality has made him a valuable asset to the team. Not to mention, we never get tired of admiring his handsome appearance.
Callie brings robust energy to the herd. Callie is famous for having excellent ground manners and is always eager to make a new friend.
Whiskey is a true treasure. He is always willing and very sweet. He makes a great match for a variety of our students and is one of the favorites on the ranch.
Delilah, a retired three-day eventer, is a gorgeous girl with a loving demeanor. It seems that everyone at the ranch comes up with a nickname for her. It is common to hear her called “D”, “Lilah”, “La La”, and more.
This NV mustang makes a great addition to the herd. He is known best for his goofy antics, love for food, and the ability to work around all kinds of noises and toys without batting an eye.
Tonka has proven himself to be a stellar program horse and valuable partner. Not only is he stunningly beautiful, but he also has impressive manners and a kind, gentle, caring demeanor.
Peanut’s striking blue eyes and friendly personality immediately attract any clients, volunteers, or visitors walking by. We love how he makes an excellent partner for clients of all ages.
How can I donate or lease a horse to the program?
If you have a horse that you feel may be a good fit for our program, please complete our Prospective Horse Questionnaire. You may also email email@example.com or call 775-267-1775.