I joined the Hearts & Hooves program in the Fall of 2010, and I just love it here. I was foaled in 1995, and I had a previous career as a general ranch horse in Nebraska before coming to Hearts & Hooves. I don’t know as much about all of this fancy English riding as some other horses, I was ridden western at my old home. But, I am willing to learn new things and I try to please.
Cherokee is adopted by: Diamond State Rodeo Assoc.
My name is Bon Jovi and I certainly have the makings of a rock star! I am half Arab and half Hanoverian. I am double registered and bred to be a rock star in the arena. A couple years ago I sustained an injury on my left hind leg. My owners had the best veterinarians on board for my recovery; I even got to swim in a pool as part of my physical therapy. I am now all healed up, but the injury left me with some scar tissue that causes my gait to look uneven at times. This does not hurt me at all; in fact all it hurt was my show career as a dressage horse. I can still perform all the maneuvers required to be a therapy horse and I am very happy to be a part of the herd of therapy horses here at Hearts & Hooves.
Bon Jovi is adopted by: Susan and John Marchand
I’m a Haflinger who was foaled in 2003. I came to the program in 2009 thanks to a grant from UPS. I was specially chosen for my breed—we’re becoming very popular as Therapy Horses for our short stature, strength and tolerance. I possess all of these qualities! I can carry both children and adults. I’m a very loving horse with a dressage background, and will respond to the most subtle leg or rein aid, making me a great mount for people with weaker muscles.
Peanut is adopted by Lumpkin Law Firm.
I’m a Thoroughbred with a very quiet disposition. I was foaled in 1998, and I’m the tallest horse in the Hearts & Hooves herd. I have a lot of training—I used to jump fences and do dressage. I’ve got a lot to teach our riders. I’m a great mount for independent riders, and can carry more weight than my smaller friends.
Dan is adopted by: Susan and John Marchand
I’m an Arabian gelding who was foaled in 1992. I’m usually very energetic, and have plenty of movement. I’m a favorite for Hippotherapy and TR alike. I have a narrow base, and am used frequently for riders with high muscle tone, or riders who need a lot of movement.
Vaal Tal is adopted by: Bill and Maggie Wirth
I’m a Leopard Appaloosa. I was born in 2004 and named Frank for my beautiful blue eyes. I am sweet, gentle, and easy-going. I joined the Hearts & Hooves team in February of 2019. I love my new job and all my new friends. I always want to please my rider and will do anything asked of me.
Frank is adopted by: Roberta Jameson
I am a Quarter Horse and I was foaled in 1995. I came to Hearts & Hooves in 2014 and began working in the program soon after I completed my therapy horse training. My previous career was as a Calf Roping horse and then later in life as a Team Roping horse.
Champ is adopted by: Diamond State Rodeo Assoc.
I am a BLM Mustang and I was foaled in 2010. I came to Hearts & Hooves in 2015 and began working in the program soon after I completed my therapy horse training. I am only 8 now, and haven’t had a previous career, but I have had lots of great foundation training. My start was from a program at the Colorado detention center and from there I went to Assurance Home in New Mexico to learn how to be a therapy horse. Assurance Home then donated me to Hearts & Hooves.
Captain Jackson is adopted by: David & Nina Collins
I'm a mixed Missouri Foxtrotter who came on loan to the program in 2018. My previous career was as a trail riding horse. My owner noticed that I was not enjoying the trailer rides as much and I needed to be in one place I could call home. Due to my sweet nature and desire for human interaction, she offered me my shot to be a therapeutic riding horse at Hearts & Hooves. I am very sensitive soul and I aim to please!
Rambo is adopted by: Susan and John Marchand
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