Gio is an 11 year old Lipizzan mare. She was donated by Tempel Lipizzans.
Chipper is an Appaloosa gelding. He is red roan in color and was born on Feb. 5, 1992. Chipper was a reiner before coming to our program. He was 2007 Region 6 NARHA therapy horse of the year.
Cameo is a Morgan chestnut mare. Not only was Cameo named 2000 NARHA Region 6 Therapy Horse of the Year, she has also been on national television! Our Hollywood “princess” was featured on the show “Miracle Babies” on CBS. She was born on June 24, 1987.
We pick the horses specifically for their riders. For example, Cameo has extremely smooth gaits so her movement is good for someone who has difficulty with trunk and/or head control. However, her barrel is wide, so someone who is very tight in their adductors would have problems being on her.
JJ joined the MTRP family in July 2018. She was donated by Lori Ann Stevens. JJ is a 15 year old appendix Quarter Horse mare. She has been shown primarily as a hunter, but has also done western and showmanship at halter.
Amlet, aka Special Request, was the 2010 NARHA Region 6 Therapy Horse of the Year. She is a dunn Appaloosa mare who was donated to the program by the Jeffry Katz Memorial Fund. Prior to coming to the program, Amlet was used for reining. She was born on January 29, 1994.
Aristotle is a 23 year old Tennessee Walker. He was donated by Jennifer Steinbrink. Before coming to us, Jennifer showed him and went on trail rides. Tennessee Walkers are considered gaited horses. Ari doesn’t trot, but does a running walk. Some of our riders call it his zig- zag. It is a lateral movement.