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CASH

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Cash, a Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. 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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LESTER


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Lester is a 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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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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KEIFFER

Keiffer, a sweet chesnut Quarter Horse mare, is 16 year old. Keiffer is used in group lessons in the therapeutic program. Keiffer is also used in beginner lessons in the community lesson program.


REBEL

Rebel, a 28 year old paint gelding. He has been a lesson horse for most of his life and still enjoys doing lessons each week. Don’t let his age fool you, he is always ready for his young riders to learn new things.

 

WHINNEY

Whinney, a Haflinger mare, is 16 years old. She is a quiet mare that stands quietly and is used in many of our lesson with riders with physical disabilities in their first lessons. Whinney is used in lesson that use toys and none of the toys bother her. She is also comfortable having riders mount from the ramp. has been trained and is comfortable with the toys in her lessons that are used to encourage reach and engage different sensations for the riders. She will also stand patiently at the ramp while the rider is mounted and dismounted. She provides the rider with a short stride that is very comfortable.

 

MARCO

Marco is Quarter horse haflinger cross gelding. He is 15 hands and very stocky, which makes him good for adult riders. He Marco is training ed to stand quietly at the ramp that way riders can get on and off with the ramp allowing his riders to mount and dismount in this manner. He has a very curious and playful personality making him a favorite around the farm.