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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: 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 best four-legged friend, Taó, is the biggest horse 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!

2019/2020 Bronze Sponsor Dee Banks

2019/2020 Gold Sponser Kristen and Bob Mihaljevic

“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.

2019/2020 Diamond Sponsor: Dr. John Bohnert


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.

2019/2020 Diamond Sponsor: Peg, Matt, Tammie, & Matthew Bohnert


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!

2019/2020 Silver Sponsor Collette and Brian Deagle

2019/2020 Bronze Sponsor Dee Banks

2019/2020 Diamond Sponsor Erma Brackin


Year of Birth: 2006
Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse
Color: Bay
Bio: I joined Horses Help in the summer of 2019. I am trained in dressage and have spent many hours exploring trails in Arizona. I have taken to my new role as an adaptive riding horse like a fish to water. Participants and volunteers have quickly fallen in love with my affectionate, gentle nature. My favorite pastimes include being groomed and kicking up my heels while playing in turnout.

2019/2020 Bronze Sponsor Reni Snowberger


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 2019/2020 Bronze Sponsor Erik Droge

RY 2019/2020 Diamond Sponsor: Sue and Dan Kelly


Year of Birth: 1995
Breed: Grade
Color: Sorrel
Bio: I joined Horses Help in the fall of 2019. I have worn many hats, both figuratively and literally, as a former Posse horse, lesson horse, and trail riding companion. I’m a do-it-all kind of guy! I am proving to be a very steady partner for youth and adults alike in Equine Assisted Learning and Adaptive Riding & Horsemanship.

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Name: Rockstar
Year of Birth: 2012
Breed: Gypsy Vanner
Color: Palomino
Bio: I am Horses Help's smallest Gypsy Vanner. Like my fellow Vanners, Joey and Magnum, I have a kind and curious temperament. Around the barn I am known for my friendly demeanor and gorgeous, flowing mane and tail.

Fun fact: I was born in Ireland!

2019/2020 Diamond Sponsor Exos


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.

2019 PATH Intl. Region 10 Equine of the Year

2019/2020 Silver Sponsor Jan Hancock

2019/2020 Silver and Bronze Sponsor Marty Holman

2019/2020 Gold Sponsor Bill Edgin


Year of Birth: 1999
Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Sorrel
Bio: I was generously donated to Horses Help in the summer of 2019 by Tom and Debbie Ringdahl. I am now enjoying the slower pace of adaptive programs after many years of trail riding both in Arizona and the Midwest. My favorite pastime, hooves down, is eating! I am the first horse to nicker when a barn hand lays hands on the feed cart. Bring on the hay!

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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 now enjoying the slower pace of equine assisted activities and therapies. I never miss and opportunity to greet visitors as they pass by my stall. My favorite pastimes are mutual grooming with my turnout buddy, Magnum, and being groomed by volunteers and program participants. I'm quite the love bug!

Fun Fact: I was born in the Netherlands!


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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.

2019/2020 Silver Sponsor Collette and Brian Deagle

2019/2020 Bronze Sponsor John S. Szafran


*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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