We believe that our instructors and volunteers are only as good as the horses that they work with. To that end, we are committed to working with horses that are even-tempered, capable, and sound. There is no one particular breed of horse that is best suited for the kind of work our horses perform. Furthermore, at any given time, we may be in need of horses that are better equipped for certain jobs.
We receive most of our horses from generous donations. Horses that are well-suited for therapeutic riding typically fall into the following categories:
- Able-bodied with a history of general soundness
- In good health
- Adaptable to change and ambient movement
- Responds readily and accurately to voice commands
- Is at least eight years old and 14 hands tall