All of the horses in our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning (EAPL) program are absolute warriors who have transformed their horrors into healing. Most of the horses in our program are rescues from heartbreaking backgrounds of abuse or neglect. Today, they are happy, healthy, and head over hooves in love with helping humans overcome their own obstacles and histories.
Without further ado, meet our therapy horses:
Jericho is a young, curious, and spirited Morgan with HUGE personality! He loves working with couples in conflict and is the glue to our herd of horses, getting along with both mares (females) and geldings (males)!
Jericho was part of the largest seizure of animals (over 700!) in the history of the ASPCA. But despite the neglect Jericho endured, he loves getting to know new people (and extra scratches behind his ears)!
Kona is our sweet Appaloosa who is an incredible teacher of assertiveness, boundaries, and working through conflict in relationships.
She was part of a particularly heartbreaking rescue that involved severe abuse and neglect, but you wouldn’t know it meeting her now! She’s typically the first to greet new clients and a connoisseur of big hugs!
They say laughter is the best medicine… Well if you need a good belly laugh, Dennis is sure to bring healing! This amazing, goofy horse is one of our off-the-track thoroughbreds that we’ve been loving back to health. Full of character, he is sure to put a smile on the face of everyone he meets!
Dennis is one of our newest additions to the herd, but has been best friends with Jericho since it all began. We’re excited to see him shine in the EAPL program!
When life gets stressful and it feels like you’re about to be swallowed up in a sea of obstacles, Nora is the anchor. No matter what challenges life throws at her, this sweet girl finds a way to maintain her calm, Zen demeanor and exudes positivity. Sometimes we wonder if she’s the Buddha reincarnated in a horse! If you need peace, security, optimism, and balance in your life, Nora is the best teacher.
Stay tuned for our brand new therapy horse – Topper! Try as he might, this off-the-track thoroughbred didn’t quite make it in the racing community, and he’s been searching for his dream job ever since. We think he may finally find it here with us!
Topper takes a little while to warm up to people, but when he does his beautiful heart proves that good things are worth waiting for. We can’t wait to see him bloom with us!