Rocky will do anything to please. He loves giving hugs and kisses, and has a nervous habit of hanging his tongue out the side of his mouth. He has a great sense of humor but is most known for his distractibility.
Niki knows her job forwards and backwards. She came to us with previous therapy experience which puts her at the head of the class. This adds to her confident personality, thinking she knows better than anyone else and never loses her cool.....unless faced with the terrifying monster better known as "The Hose".
"Will work for food" is Gideon's motto. Despite his "Too Cool For School" attitude, he is a huge asset to the program being a very versatile and reliable mount. His wild hair is a tribute to his young stud muffin days. You can usually hear him before you can see him, he demands treats by banging on his stall door when visitors are near.
Fairy is known as the barn princess. She knows how to get what she wants using her good looks and charm. Don't let her fool you because at heart she is a sassy girl who doesn't keep her opinions to herself and loves being the boss. She also has a way with children and her steady pace makes her a wonderful therapy horse.
Zippy is the smallest of our therapy horses but has a big personality. He is always curious and kind, but has a bit of sass when he wants his way. He and Tiger have become best friends and talk to eachother when they are separated. Zippy has been on the farm for many years and taught lots of kids to ride, coming over to TherAplay is the perfect next step to continue his teaching career!
Amore, otherwise known as "Moe", is our newest member of the TherAplay herd. He has a young personality and is curious about everything. He and Rocky play in the pasture like they are kids on a playground. Moe loves all the attention that he gets at TherAplay, his favorite treats are peppermints and carrots.
Tiger’s gait makes him invaluable as a therapy pony. Many ponies Tiger’s size have a very bumpy trot. Tiger’s trot is much smoother which is desirable for many of our smaller kiddos. His long history as a show pony has accustomed him to all sorts of situations and distractions. This allows him to be calm and confident with his riders and handlers.
Cinnamon is a 14 year old quarter horse that came to TherAplay just this summer. Her sweet personality has made her an instant success at her new job. She thrives under all the attention and the yummy treats that she gets at TherAplay. She has formed quick bonds with the other horses and her current BFF is Fairy Tail.
Padre is a 15 year old Mustang and is the busy body of our group! His sweet and conscientious personality makes him a great caretaker of our kids and the other horses. He wants everyone to be happy and is very vocal if he senses something out of place. After a session his favorite thing is a head rub by a human and heading back to gossip with his neighbors, especially his best buddy Rocky.
Our mission is to provide children with special needs a foundation for developing life skills through innovative therapies in a safe and caring environment, including equine-assisted physical, occupational and speech therapies.
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