|Our boys relaxing in the fields!
|Our girls relaxing in the fields!
We are extremely proud of our herd. Some of them hail from distinguished
show backgrounds, others had a rougher start to life, and one was even a wild mustang roaming the hills of Montana for 7 years!
But all our horses exhibit kind hearts, gentle personalities, and reliable demeanors conducive to therapeutic horsemanship.
Most of all, they possess an innate instinct to love & care for people. Click on their names to learn more
NEW PICTURES COMING SOON OF OUR WONDERFUL TTR
BLUE is a Welsh pony cross & is 15 years old.
Blue was generously donated to TTR by the Baker Family. He is a former champion show jumper, but likes his new life
as a therapy horse much better. He is patient & kind as our special children crawl around on his back sitting backward
& sideways, while our more advanced students enjoy his rocking-horse canter & going over ground poles.
Our riders with Autism Spectrum Disorder especially enjoy riding him, as his large swingy gaits satisfy their sensory seeking
mindsets. Also a super trail horse, Blue is truly a barn favorite - though his favorite pastime is rolling in the pasture
& getting as dirty as possible. Each day it's like we have a new pony in the herd....one day brown, one day green,
one day paint, etc!
CURLY is an American Bashkir Curly Mustange
and is 16 years old. Curly is Laura's personal horse & a former wild mustang from Montana! Many hours of training
& TLC later, he has blossomed into an excellent riding horse, both in the ring & on the trail. Our advanced
students enjoy practicing arena/flatwork with him. He likes to prance around in regal elegance, with his tail up &
neck bent, to show that he is king of the herd!
DUKE is an American Quarter Horse and is 16 years old.
He was generously donated to TTR by one of our former board members. Duke was formerly used as a trail & "husband
horse" on a local farm. He has adjusted well to TTR life & is always being used in some therapeutic lessons.
LITTLE BIT is an American Quarter Horse and is 8
years old. Little Bit is a real sweetheart & beauty queen, but had a rough start to life. She broke her hind
leg when she was only 2 days old, with little hope of any future. The vet nicknamed her "Little Bit" for the
little bit of luck needed to heal the leg. With lots of TLC from New Bolton Center, the Zook Family & Laura Rutledge,
she did recover. Little Bit was purchased from Floyd Zook of Winding Brook Ranch, in hopes of securing a purposeful
life for her. She loves her new job & is very people-oriented with all of her early handling. You may also
read about her baby, Serina!
MISTY is a Halflinger and is 20 years
old. She originally was a rescue horse of skin, bones & whip welts. Misty was adopted & generously donated
to us by the Linda Borshe Family, from Philadelphia. She is the real queen of the barn & an amazing therapy horse
- you can put anyone on her & she will pack them around with tenderness. She is especially sensitive with our clients
with wheelchairs - she seems to know they love extra attention. Misty is an absolute gem!
SERINA is an American Quarter Horse and is 4
years old. Serina is Little Bit's daughter. She has a very gentle personality & loves being with people.
She was previously broken by Roddy Strang. In the past year, Zita Codi has worked extensively with Serina. Serina
is also being worked by Angela Sasso of Alliance Dressage & Sporthorse Center as well as Andrew Ross. We have high
hopes for her future as a therapy horse and she will begin as a lesson horse in our 2013 season. Both staff & students
have enjoyed the "baby experience" of watching her grow up with awe & wonderment. Special thanks to the
Hutchison Family for sponsoring her in the past.
CODY is a Quarter Horse and is 11 years old. He is the
newest member of our TTR herd. He was graciously donated to us by Seth & Kelly Beaver who are members of the French
Creek Dressage Association & 3-Day Eventing Competitors. He came to TTR in February of this year.
In Cody's past life he did Novice 3-Day Eventing. Cody has fit in nicely with our TTR herd and has become a favorite
for our larger riders with his calm disposition. Welcome Cody! Thank you again to the Beaver Family for their donation
to our program.