AHEAD With Horses
Los Angeles Center for Developmental Therapeutic Vaulting
Rocky, whose birthday is May 5th is in his 20s. He is a half Percheron, American Warmblood, who lives in Sullivan Canyon with the Tomasi Family who have had owned and loved him since he was young. Rocky lives in their front yard and his human mom Debbie still enjoys riding him, and her two girls grew up riding him. They let us borrow Rocky for a couple lessons that need a larger horse over at the Sullivan Canyon mobile program.
Ivy belongs to one of the trainers at Sullivan canyon, Kathy Megla, and she donates Ivy for use in our program. She is a very sweet pony that has become a wonderful addition to the horses we borrow on the mobile program.
Mare joined us in May 2022. She is a quarter horse whose birthday is 3/8/97. She likes to work and be around her horsey friends. (She does not like when everyone else goes out and she gets left behind.) She is a mommy who had 2 babies when she was younger. She is about 15 hands tall.
Hendrix is the newest addition to the AWH herd of therapy horses. He is a 13 year-old Clydesdale-Thoroughbred cross who stands 16.3 hands tall. He loves people, treats, and will do tricks ( so far he knows how to smile and to bow). Make sure to say hi the next time you are at the barn.
Cassini arrived at our barn in 2015. He is an Oldenburg Hanoverian, born in Germany–with a passport to prove it! Cassini is a 16.2 hands bay horse, with a brown body, a black mane and tail, 4 white socks on his feet, and a white blaze on his nose. He loves to stick out his tongue and make funny faces. He also likes to nibble on his lead line or any rope that is nearby. He is very sociable and loves attention!
You might say Berit is the most unique looking horse in our barn. That’s because she’s a Norwegian Fjord, one of the oldest breeds of horses: tan with a main and tail that is both black and white. Berit was a brood mare (she had babies), and also worked as a therapy horse at another facility besides being someone’s trail horse and companion. We’re so glad she found her way to AWH and fit right in! A true social butterfly, Berit loves to say hi to people when they walk past and is always looking to meet new volunteers.
Justin, a Pony of America (P.O.A.), started with us when he was only 10 years old, making him our most experienced horse. He is what we call sorrel: reddish brown in color with a flaxen (blonde) mane and tail, and has a white star on his forehead. While Justin is typically well-behaved, he also likes to play with the new volunteers and enjoys his time in the sun between lessons. Justin can be a picky eater, unless you try and give it to someone else first…then he definitely wants it!
Minty is a Halflinger pony around 30 years old that is owned by her owner Happy. Minty lives in Sullivan Canyon and generously donates her time to work with AWH at our mobile program site. Minty is a palomino that is known for her Barbie good looks with her gorgeously thick and long blonde mane and tail. Minty is very calm and loves when people bring her treats, however she is on a special diet and can only have lettuce, celery (which she doesn’t like) and peanuts.
Ride. Smile. Grow.
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