Meet our Horses

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This page is dedicated to our amazing therapy horses.

LUCY
 
 "Have Star Will Shine"
Age - 20
Color - Chestnut
Breed - QH
Mare
15 hands
PAPA

"Papageno"
Age - 22
Color - Chestnut
Breed - QH/Draft Cross
Gelding
15.3 hands

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TRAVELLER
 
Age - 24
Color - Bay
Breed - Morgan
Gelding
15 hands

Our retired equine friends.

 
SHAMROCK


"Fool's Gold"
Age - 29
Color - Palamino
Breed - Welsh Cross
Gelding
13.3 hands


 
LADY
2011 PATH International Region 2
Horse of the Year


"Shugs Grey Lady"
Age - 32
Color - Flea-bitten Grey
Breed - QH
Mare
15 hands



In loving memory of ...

 
ZOE
(Grey Dawn)
1985 - December 5, 2008

2003 PATH International Region 2 
Horse of the Year


Zoe was our first therapy horse and had been the backbone of our program for almost 10 years. She served our participants with a gentleness and understanding that was treasured by all. Although she was ‘our big girl’, she had the unique ability to know just what her riders needed, young or old, big or small. She had great patience and understanding. She helped so many learn to ride and taught others to just enjoy her smooth and easy movement. Zoe took care of her riders calmly and joyfully. She has been an invaluable partner. Zoe was 23 years old. Zoe will be greatly missed and mourned by the instructors, riders and families of Circle of Hope. We will be forever grateful that she was a part of our lives. 
 
SAM
(Sam I Am)
1985 - May 16, 2008


Sam had been an integral part of our program for many years, serving our participants with a gentleness and understanding that was treasured by all. She had the uncanny ability to know when her riders needed a little more patience and understanding. She helped calm the fears of the fearful, balance the unbalanced, and accepted us just the way we were. She allowed us to dress her up for the holidays, draw on her with chalk, and give her sloppy chocolate kisses. She has been an invaluable partner. Sam took care of the riders calmly and almost joyously. Thank you for your service to our program. We believe that Sam was 23 years old. Sam will be greatly missed and mourned by the instructors, riders and families of Circle of Hope. We will miss you!
 
CASPER
1997 – December 2013


Casper came to us in September of 2011 and has been an integral part of the Circle of Hope program. He served our participants with a sweetness and understanding of the needs of each rider. He had tremendous patience and helped so many learn to ride or to just enjoy his smooth movement. Casper took care of his riders and has been a gift we will greatly miss. Casper was 16 years old. Casper will be missed by everyone at Circle of Hope. We will be forever grateful!