Providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies since 1987


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Name: Apache
Year of Birth: 1999
Breed: Paint
Color: Tobiano
Bio: I was donated to Horses Help in 2016 by Averie Clare.  Before joining Horses Help, I spent my days out on trails for recreational riding.  My best four-legged friends at Horses Help are Belle and Jessie.

RY 2017-2018 Diamond Sponsor: The Pachter Family, honoring Trystan’s Equine Assisted Learning experiences and his equine specialists, Kerri Sorensen & Kassandra Bullcreek

Gold Sponsor:
Bob and Pam Sezz



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 adaptive riding. My strong, wide build and accepting nature have made me a favorite with hippotherapy clients and therapists. I am very easy-going and excel at building confidence in new or timid clients.

RY 2017/2018 Bronze Sponsor: Mike and Robin Hatch


RY 2016/2017 Sponsors
Martha Miller
Mike & Robin Hatch


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 friendly. I am so laid back that I often have birds perched on my rump while I stand napping in my stall.

RY 2017/2018 Gold Sponsor:
Collette and Brian Deagle


Bronze Sponsor:
Cindy Schupp


RY 2016/2017 Sponsor: Dan Hinkson


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.

RY 2017/2018 Gold Sponsor: Annette Godfrey
Bronze Sponsor:
Chris & Michelle Kiley


RY 16/17 Sponsor: Erma Brackin


Name: Chuck
Year of Birth: 1996
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: In the summer of 2014 I was donated to Horses Help by Ken Wright. My previous career as both a rope horse and trail horse contributed to my muscular physique. I am extremely social and will say hello to just about everyone who walks by. I'm a really laid back dude, but don't let my calm demeanor fool you. I can really cover some ground with my wonderful working walk.

RY 2017/2018 Diamond Sponsor: Western Window Systems 

RY 2016/2017  Sponsors:
John Bohnert & Peg Bohnert, Erma Brackin


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!


RY 2017/2018 Diamond Sponsor:
Erma Brackin
Bronze Sponsor: Deanna Banks
Eric and Jane Hagberg

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

RY 2016/2017 Sponsors: Erma Brackin, Deanna Banks


Name: Doc
Year of Birth: 1999
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: I joined Horses Help in 2015 on lease from Tiffani Rose. Before my career as a therapeutic riding 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 2017/2018   Diamond Sponsor:
Dr. John Bohnert


Bronze Sponsor
Chris & Dan Richardson


Name: Frisco
Year of Birth: 1999
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: In 2015 I left the rolling hills of a large cattle ranch in New Mexico to join the Horses Help herd. My owners, Heidi and Jerry Collings, thought I would enjoy having a new job after I retired from ranch work. They were right! Riders love my smooth gaits and my beautiful flaxen mane and tail.

RY 2017/2018 Bronze Sponsor:
Cinthia Hiett


RY 2016/2017 Sponsors:
Ann & Martin Fuller
Erma Brackin


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.

RY 2017/2018 Diamond Sponsor

RY 16/17 Sponsor: Diane Rousseau


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.

RY 2017/2018 Sponsor


RY 2016/2017 Sponsor: Erma Brackin


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!

RY 2017/2018 Diamond Sponsor:
Sue and Dan Kelly


Gold Sponsor:
Collette and Brian Deagle


Bronze Sponsor:
Deanna Banks


2016/2018 Sponsors:
Sue & Dan Kelly, Erma Brackin, Deanna Banks



Name: Maggie
Year of Birth: 2012
Breed: Gypsy Vanner
Color: Blue Roan
Bio: As a young mare I am just transitioning into Equine Assisted Activities at Horses Help.  Volunteers and staff love my curious and outgoing nature.  I enjoy playing with toys and exploring new obstacles.

RY 2017/2018 Sponsor

RY 2016/2017 Sponsor:
Tammie Bohnert


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 am very social, and love to say hello to everyone that stops by my stall. Fun fact: I am the youngest member of the Horses Help herd.

RY 2017/2018 Diamond Sponsor:  
Sue and Dan Kelly


RY 2016/2017 Sponsor:
Sue & Dan Kelly

Mr. Brooks

Name: Mr. Brooks
Year of Birth: 1999
Breed: Thoroughbred
Color: Chestnut
Bio: I joined Horses Help in the fall of 2017 on lease from Shelby Hoffman.  Before my transition to therapeutic riding, I had quite a successful and winning career on the local hunter/jumper circuit.  At Horses Help, volunteers and clients enjoy my friendly nature.  I definitely live up to my official moniker, Social Butterfly.  My favorite daily pastime is engaging in some mutual grooming with my friend and neighbor, Buddy.

Fun fact: I am the tallest horse in the herd, standing at an impressive 17.2 hands.

RY 2017/2018 Diamond Sponsor: 
Peg Bohnert


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 riders in the Adaptive Riding program at Horses Help. 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.

RY 2017/2018 Silver Sponsor:
Jan Hancock
Bronze Sponsor:
Richard Negri


RY 16/17 Sponsor:
Mary Katherine Glimpse


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.  At Horses Help I really enjoy my corner stall where I can watch all of the action and visit with people as they pass by.

Fun fact: As a fox trotter, I am the only gaited horse in the Horses Help herd.

RY 2017/2018 Bronze Sponsor: Lisa Vella


*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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