Meet Our Therapy Horses


Skip is our lifelong resident Quarter Horse. Skip was born into this program, and has been our faithful friend since 2000. Skip is a favorite for many of our clients, and is a treasured member of our community. His cool, calm and collected demeanor makes him an especially popular therapy horse.

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Gloria is our sweet, sassy miniature horse. Born in 2008, Gloria was rescued from a sheep farm and serves as Horses of Hope’s mascot. She is a great introduction to equine therapy for anyone wanting to first meet a pint-sized version of a horse, and she is also a great trail companion.

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Panache is a Gypsy Vanner/Keiger Mustang cross, with the most beautiful paint markings. Born in 2015, he has a whimsical personality, ready to follow his client friends on whatever adventure awaits.

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Nupur wants everyone to know that he is an Icelandic horse, not a pony. He has a big personality in a small, stout package. Born in 2002, Nupur loves new adventures with friends, especially if it means going out on our forest trails, or playing with our therapy ball in the arena.

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Avondale “Dallie” is our gentle giant! Born in 2007 and standing over 17 hands tall, this sweet Percheron draft horse is wonderful for clients of all shapes and sizes! She enjoys time spent with people best, and of course, horse treats.

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Rocky is a rock-solid Quarter Horse. Born in 1992, he came to us after having been a ranch horse and then a children’s horse. Rocky is the strong, silent type, he likes to watch and observe. He is sweet and unflappable, making him an ideal therapy horse.


Monique “Mo” is a Morgan / Pony of the Americas cross, born in 2008. She has been providing equine therapy since age two, and is particularly fond of children. Mo is incredibly empathic and does a wonderful job in groundwork sessions, as well as riding sessions.


Buster is a Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred cross, and has been with Horses of Hope for decades. Born around 1985, Buster still provides therapy rides, loving his involvement with participants, staff and volunteers. Buster is treasured for his kind and caring disposition, and quirky personality.

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Steila is our delightful Norwegian Fjord. She is incredibly patient and kind-hearted. She loves attention, and is great for both ground-work and riding. With her gentle and calm nature, she is quickly becoming a client favorite.