This Andalusian/Quarter Horse mix (also known as an Azteca) is a sweet and curious gal. She has just come to Dream Catcher and is going through our training program.
A Registered Quarter Horse, “Sansarc Rex” came to Dream Catcher in 2016, an already proven therapeutic horse his trial period only lasted 30 days before becoming a horse used often at Dream Catcher. His slower walk and slow jog make him a great horse for riders who need or want a slower pace.
A Canadian Thoroughbred and a retired polo pony, Shinza is beautiful but, most important though, she is sweet, friendly, and calm. These are all attributes to make an incredible therapy horse and is now going through our training program.
Horses Who Have Crossed Over the Rainbow Bridge
A miniature horse, short in height, tall in attitude, was a brood mare at a very well-known miniature horse farm. She gives confidence to those who are afraid of our larger horses, or those who simply cannot ride. Carmelina loves to be groomed.
This Arabian gelding started his career competing in English and Western equitation and as a jumper. He transitioned to working as a therapy horse before coming to Dream Catcher in 2010. He now is retired from being ridden, but is used in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions, teaching ground work, and demonstrations.
An Argentinian Thoroughbred and retired polo pony, Princessa joined the Dream Catcher stable in the fall of 2012. She is stunning in both look and attitude. Princessa has adapted well to the life of a therapy horse, staying calm in any situation and supporting her riders in their journey.
This gal is a rare breed called a Norwegian Fjord. Josie is a sweet friendly horse, her size and ability to stay calm in almost any situation makes her a great horse for therapeutic horseback riding. Josie is our first horse to start our vaulting program with instructor Nicole and our riders and volunteers at Dream Catcher’s stable.
A registered Paint, this cute and friendly guy is an in your pocket horse. After coming to Dream Catcher as a neglected horse named Chico, he was renamed Cody and Dream Catcher immediately started working to put weight on him. Cody is currently a therapeutic horse in training but has already carried dozens of riders on his back and is becoming a valuable horse to DCLA.
A registered Thoroughbred, Tristan’s official name is “Tap Til Dawn.” His career started on the racetrack and continued in the show ring as a hunter jumping and then was trained in dressage. Tristan found his true called as a therapy horse after he was donated to Dream Catcher in 2009. Born in 1991, Tristan won “Thoroughbred of the Year” in 2015 from the “Jockey’s Thoroughbred Incentive program” at the age of 24!
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