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CASH

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Cash, a Tennessee Walking Horse gelding, is 12 years old. He is a retired show horse and recently has been through training to become a therapy horse. He is a good match for our individuals with Cerebral Palsy that benefit from his long walk stride. He may be our next "go-to" therapy horse because he has tolerated everything we have thrown at him, literally! He doesn't mind anything being introduced to him.
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CHANCE

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Chance is a stocky 17 year old Quarter Horse Gelding that transitions from the college student riding barn to the therapy barn. Chance is mainly used as an alternate in our group therapy sessions but has begun individual therapy lessons. Chance was previously shown in AQHA hunt and western and in 4H. He is currently used in western and hunt seat riding classes, western and hunt team practices, community lessons, and riding camps.
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IVY

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Ivy, a 15 year old Quarter horse mare, is another horse that can be found in both the riding program for the college students and the therapy barn. Ivy is the horse that will look after her rider. She is very in tune with the rider's emotions and feelings and feeds off of them. She has been used in group therapy sessions in the past and has recently begun to do individual riding lessons as well. Ivy's riding background is primarily western pleasure. She was previously shown at open horse shows.
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LESTER


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Lester is a 20 year old Quarter Horse gelding that can be found both in the riding barn for the university college students, in the lesson program for beginner riders to take lessons on, and in the therapeutic riding barn in both group and individual sessions. Lester is a very personable horse that loves being loved on by his riders. He has previously been shown in AQHA western and hunt and he is trained to drive as well. Lester attends IHSA competitions and was ridden at IHSA Nationals in 2010. College students also show him at open and USDF shows.
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LILLY

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Lilly is a 9 year old gray Grade mare that came from another therapeutic riding center. Her size is perfect for our side walkers! Lilly is a regular in summer camps that are hosted for the children, she becomes a four legged canvas for finger painting. She seems to enjoy the attention, even if she is covered in a rainbow of colors. She is still undergoing some training to better prepare her for individual therapeutic riding lessons. Her quirky personality makes her attractive to everyone.
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MARTY

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Marty is a 16 year old Halfinger cross that arrived at the therapy center Fall 2011.
He is one of the horses that is working on being a regular in both the college student classes and the therapy barn.
Marty before his debut at the Ohio Horse Park was ridden dressage, was trained to jump and drive.

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ROD


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Rod, the most recent addition to the therapy barn, is a 6 year old Palomino Quarter Horse gelding. He is one of the most laid back horses and he adores people. He just arrived Winter 2012 as a green horse and is training but will hopefully join the fun and exciting times as a riding program horse, and a therapy horse participating in field trips, group and individual sessions!
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ROSIE

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Rosie, a Walker cross mare, is the 21 year old leader of the therapy barn. Rosie has been involved in therapeutic riding lessons for over 10 years. Rosie is a specially trained therapeutic riding horse with an extensive background in equine assisted therapy. Rosie is accustomed to calmly handling a variety of situations, from unbalanced riders to games being played while riding.

Due to this trait she is the go to therapy horse. Rosie is a very special part of our barn because she picks her people, and her people are always the individuals taking lessons over the volunteers leading her. If Rosie could run the therapy session all by herself she would! She was also chosen to carry "Abraham Lincoln" up the courthouse steps at Ironton's Freedom Fest.
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STAR

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Star, an Arabian cross mare, is our "old lady" is 29 years old. She knows her job when it comes to participating in group sessions and field trips. She enjoys being pampered, as any horse would, and loves spending time in the pasture with Rosie. Star has been doing therapy for years now. Star's riding background consists of eventing and trail riding. She was previously used in hunt seat riding classes.
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