Providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies since 1987


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Name: Belle
Year of Birth: 1997
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in 2011 by Diana and Ed Herman. I had an earlier career in ranch work and trail riding, but found my true calling in the world of equine assisted learning activities and therapies. My calm temperament and accepting nature have made me a favorite with staff, volunteers, and participants. I am very easy-going and excel at building confidence in new or timid clients.


PY18.19 Bronze Sponsor Robin Hatch

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Name: Buddy
Year of Birth: 2001
Breed: Morgan cross
Color: Bay
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in 2015 by someone near and dear to the Horses Help family – Cindy Ramsey, the founder of Horses Help! I have a beautiful dark coat that is often mistaken for black, but I am actually bay in color. I love to be groomed and am very social. I enjoy spending time out in turnout with my best four-legged friend, Dean.

PY18.19 Gold Sponsor Collette & Brian Deagle

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Name: Caspar
Year of Birth: 2000
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Gray
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in 2014 by Jennifer Petorella. I had an earlier career as a lesson horse in both English and Western riding. Riders love my quiet presence and my long, smooth stride. I am easily recognized by my beautiful gray coat and lovely silver mane and tail.

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Name: Cookie
Year of Birth: 2013
Breed: Grade Pony
Color: Black
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in late 2017 by AERO (AZ Equine Rescue Organization). I enjoy posing for photos with guests and participants as the Horses Help equine ambassador. I am the smallest member of the Horses Help herd. My two best four-legged friends, Mr. Brooks and Taó, are the tallest horses in the Horses Help herd. Great friendships come in all sizes!


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Name: Dean
Year of Birth: 1997
Breed: Haflinger
Color: Chestnut
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help by the Larsen Family in 2011. My short, wide build and smooth gaits make me a great match for riders who require a little extra stability. I am very flexible and have been known to execute yoga poses while trying to reach grass beyond the fence line of my stall. I am curious, outgoing, and also pretty stylish! You may see me with a mohawk…or maybe with no mane at all!

PY18.19 Silver Sponsor Kristen & Bob Mihaljenc

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“2017 PATH Intl. Region 10 Horse of the Year”


Name: Doc
Year of Birth: 1999
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in 2015 by Tiffani Rose. Before my career as an equine assisted activities and therapies horse, I enjoyed trail riding. I am extremely affectionate and am always eager to make new friends. I love being groomed and really enjoy ground work exercises.

RY 2018/2019 Diamond Sponsor: Dr. John Bohnert

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Name: Harriet
Year of Birth: 2003
Breed: Grade
Color: Silver Dapple
Bio:I joined Horses Help in 2015 with the help of a generous benefactor, Darin Grenier. I had an earlier career as a recreational trail horse. Around the barn I am recognized for my gentle, accepting nature and for my stunning darkly dappled coat. My coat gets SO long and my ears get really fuzzy in the winter, earning me the nickname “Hairy Harriet”.

RY 2018/2019 Diamond Sponsor: Exos



Name: Jessie
Year of Birth: 1994
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: Before joining Horses Help in 2015, I worked on a cattle ranch in Northern Arizona. I am a very kind and gentle horse with an incredibly sweet disposition. I love to be groomed and scratched on my neck, shoulder, and rump. I’m also very curious and enjoy checking out new obstacles and toys. I was generously donated by Ellen Saucier.

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Name: Joey
Year of Birth: 2009
Breed: Gypsy Vanner
Color: Pinto
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help by the Mansfield family in 2013. My flashy good looks draw attention wherever I go. I may look fancy but don’t let my feathered legs fool you. I love rolling in the dirt and taking long naps in the morning sunshine. Another surprising fact about me is that I love to swim. Yep, take me to a lake or river and I will happily dive right in!

PY18.19 Gold Sponsor Collette & Brian Deagle

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Year of Birth: 1993
Breed: Morgan
Color: Chestnut
Bio:  I was donated to Horses Help in 2018 by Franziska Spiewok-Dobyns. Before joining Horses Help I enjoyed recreational trail riding and worked as a lesson horse. You can see from my maternal build that I have been a broodmare. I enjoy chest/neck scratches and lounging in turnout with my best four-legged friend, Jessie.

PY18.19 Bronze Sponsor Judi and Robert Smith

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Year of Birth: 2013
Breed: Gypsy Vanner
Color: Pinto
Bio:  I was awarded to Horses Help as part of the Lexlin Ranch Gypsy Gift Challenge in 2015. I began working in the Adaptive Programs at Horses Help in the 2017/2018 Program Year, and have really matured in my role. I love visiting with people that pass by my stall, and am known for my calm, yet playful demeanor.


RY 2018/2019 Diamond Sponsor: Sue and Dan Kelly

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Rockstar – In Training

Name: Rockstar
Year of Birth: 2012
Breed: Gypsy Vanner
Color: Palomino
Bio: I arrived at Horses Help in the late summer of 2018. I am currently in training to prepare for a career in equine assisted activities and therapies. Horses Help staff and volunteers are already impressed with my calm and willing demeanor. Fun Fact: I was born in Ireland!


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Name: Shadow
Year of Birth: 2001
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Bay
Bio: I joined Horses Help in early 2016 on lease from Jan Hancock. I have a background in reining and I also worked as a lesson horse for western riders. Now I enjoy developing friendships with a wide variety of participants in the Adaptive Riding and Adaptive Horsemanship programs at HH. I have become an instructor favorite thanks to my patient, willing nature. When not in classes, I can be found hanging out with my best pal, Doc.

PY18.19 Silver Sponsor Jan Hancock

PY18.19 Bronze Sponsor Richard Negri

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Name: Taó
Year of Birth: 1995
Breed: Dutch Warmblood
Color: Bay
Bio: Prior to joining Horses Help in the fall of 2018, I had a very successful career as a hunter jumper. I am currently transitioning into my new role in equine assisted activities and therapies. I never miss an opportunity to greet visitors as they pass by my stall. Horses Help volunteers and staff are very excited about my program potential.


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Name: TJ
Year of Birth: 2000
Breed: Missouri Fox Trotter
Color: Bay
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in 2017 by Carl and Maryann Olen. I had a previous career as a trail horse, and have traveled all over the southwest for trail rides. My charming personality and active walk have earned me a special place in the hearts of Horses Help staff, volunteers, and participants. Fun fact: As a fox trotter, I am the only gaited horse in the Horses Help herd.

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*On Trial: in the event an On Trial horse is not fully accepted into the program, your sponsorship may be transferred to another herd member.

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