MEET OUR HEALING HERD

Take a minute to meet each of our horses below. Roll over the arrows below each of their photos to learn more about our horses and if they still need a sponsor like you. Learn more about the criteria for our horses to become a therapy horse here. 
Learn more about how to donate in-kind horse services and supplies, or how to become a 2021-2022 horse sponsor:
Contact Ali Burke via email or call her directly at 541-382-9410.





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Annie Welsh Arab Cross Horse

About Annie

Annie

Breed: Welsh Arab Cross
Color: Gray
Born: 2012
At Healing Reins Since: 2020
Owned by: Ann Nicklous Westlund

Sponsored by: Katrina Hays & Steven McBurnett

Annie is young, vivacious and whip-smart. She is wonderful for hippotherapy clients with her big, fast gaits and quick turns and transitions, and her emotionality makes her a natural choice for EAMH sessions. She is responsive and observant, making her a wonderful partner for those learning about all aspects of horsemanship.

Augie

About Augie

Augie

Breed: Morgan
Color: Chocolate Palomino
Born: 2004
At Healing Reins Since: June 2021
Owned By: Karen Pate

Sponsored in joint by: Susan & Martin Carah / Stan Binnie & Maribeth Erlich

Augie’s personality is just as lovely as his coloring- hanging out with humans is his favorite and he loves love and cuddles. With his gentle and kind nature and an incredibly smooth movement, Augie excels in both therapeutic and recreational horsemanship, as well as mental health services. He is a wonderful partner, a patient teacher, and a loving friend.

About Axel

Axel

Breed: Norwegian Ford
Color: Dun
Born: 1991
At Healing Reins Since: 2008
Owned by: Maggie McLaughlin

Sponsored by: Dr. Barbara Newman

Axel is a long-time member of the Healing Herd and is still going strong. He especially loves working with young children and helping them ride in a gentle and safe way. He is a great walk/trot horse for the little ones and also enjoys the occasional hippotherapy or EAMH client. He gives his whole heart to his work and is a joy to have at the barn.

Bodie - Quarter Horse Paint Cross

About Bodie

Bodie

Breed: Paint
Color: Bay Tobiano
Born: 2003
At Healing Reins Since: 2020
Owned by: Adam and Dani Nichols

Sponsored by: Gail Hongladarom and Nuan Crowder.

Bodie is a gentle, kind gelding who wants to please people and craves affection. His smooth transitions make him a natural fit for riders working toward independence, while his sweet nature makes him a favorite for beginners. Before coming to Healing Reins, he competed in dressage shows and enjoyed trail rides.

About Cappy

Cappy

Breed:
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At Healing Reins Since: 2022
Owned by:

Cappy is in need of an annual sponsor!

Cece

About Cece

Cece

Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Color: Chocolate Palomino
Born: 2001
At Healing Reins Since: 2021
Owned By: Healing Reins

Sponsored By: Jenny, Viv & Marin Chesley

Cece is a kind, old soul. Cece is a gaited horse, making her an incredibly smooth and easy ride, especially for those who face challenges with their balance or weakness in their lower body. Whether working in horsemanship or mental health sessions, Cece craves attention from people and wants to please.

Cecil

About Cecil

Cecil

Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Chestnut
Born: 2008
At Healing Reins Since: 2021
Owned By: Healing Reins

Sponsored by: Linda & Brian Opdycke 

Cecil is a stoic gentleman with the patience of a seasoned teacher. He has an easy going attitude that draws people to him and puts even the most nervous rider at ease. Cecil’s small but strong frame, paired with an exceptional temperament, makes him a great match for a wide variety of participants.

About Echo

Echo

Breed: Haflinger
Color: Chestnut
Born: 1998
At Healing Reins Since: 2018
Owned by: Leah Bishop

Sponsored by: Marilyn & Paul Beem

Echo is a sensitive mare with high emotionality and a big heart. She is a fast mover with quick gaits and is very responsive to her riders’ cues and feelings. Echo likes to work hard, loves a challenge, and enjoys learning new things. Echo’s small, sturdy stature makes her a nice choice for many of our independent young adults.

Elvis - Hackney Welsh Therapy Horse

About Elvis

Elvis

Breed: Hackney Welsh Cross
Color: Smokey Buckskin
Born: 1999
At Healing Reins Since: 2018
Owned by: Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

Elvis is currently in need of an annual sponsor!

Elvis is aptly named - he is the king! He’s a cautious little guy, and sometimes his shyness can be mistaken for rudeness. Actually, because of his retiring personality, he is a wonderful horse for EAMH clients who might also struggle with confidence or courage. We can learn so much from horses and Elvis is a small but mighty teacher!

Ember

About Ember

Ember

Breed:  Miniature Horse
Color: Liver Chestnut
Born: 2014
At Healing Reins Since: 2021
Owned By: Healing Reins

Sponsored by: Brad & Lisa Bailey

Ember is a curious and friendly little mare, with the sweetest personality. Incredibly people oriented, Ember is the first to greet someone at the gate, wanting to quietly spend time with them and get loved on. Her petite stature makes her a great option for those who may be nervous around the larger horses.

Faith - Norwegian Fjord Therapy Horse

About Faith

Faith

Breed: Norwegian Fjord
Color: Dun
Born: 1995
At Healing Reins Since: 2011
Owned by: Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

Sponsored By: Les Schwab Tires

Faith lives up to her name - she is faithful and steady, the perfect partner for building confidence. She loves her job at Healing Reins and takes great care of her participants. With her eager trot and willing demeanor, Faith is an invaluable member of the herd for riders who are learning about walk/trot transitions and posting diagonals.

fancie - quarter horse therapy

About Fancie

Fancie

Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Chestnut
Born: 2016
At Healing Reins Since: 2019
Owned by: Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

Sponsored By: Brad & Lisa Bailey

Fancie loves people! The youngest member of our herd, she is intelligent, curious and always up for a game. She is unflappable and especially enjoys taking care of little kids in hippotherapy and horsemanship classes. Thanks to her western background and breeding, she has smooth gaits and an easy-going approach to life.

About Ike

Ike

Breed: Paint
Color: Bay Tobiano
Born: 2003
At Healing Reins Since: 2019
Owned by: David and Shery Mays

Sponsored By: Dawn Cofer

Ike is a big guy who looks to his participant for leadership, making him a great horse to learn from. He is steady and quiet and truly wants a partnership with his human team, making him invaluable as a teacher. Before coming to Healing Reins, Ike was a trail horse and, with his big trot and equally big heart, we love having him!

Laci

About Laci

Laci

Breed: Clydesdale
Color: Black
Born: 2004
At Healing Reins Since: 2020
Owned by: Connie Hegele of Lone Pine Clydesdales

Sponsored by: Starfire Body Piercing Studio & Body Jewelry Company

Laci is a sweet, gentle, curious mare who enjoys spending time with people. Her big, floaty gaits make her a wonderfully smooth ride. Before coming here Laci was both an exceptional carriage horse and a loving broodmare. It’s thanks to these experiences that Laci is able to use her quiet confidence to partner with our participants.

Lola

About Lola

Lola

Breed: Miniature Horse
Color: Chestnut Tobiano
Born: 2014
At Healing Reins Since: 2021
Owned By: Healing Reins

Lola is currently in need of an annual sponsor. 

Lola is shy, intelligent and cute as a button. She approaches new situations with caution, but her willing and curious attitude makes her wonderfully adaptable and quick to learn. These personality traits make Lola a great fit for EAMH clients who may find it challenging to try new things or adapt to new situations.

Maleah - Quarter Horse

About Maleah

Maleah

Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Buckskin
Born: 2001
At Healing Reins Since: 2012
Owned by: Dorothy Forsyth

Sponsored By: Price Fronk & Co.

Maleah’s favorite thing about life is her work: she does it with all of her heart. She can be choosy with her affection but she loves to please and partner with people. Maleah has smooth, steady transitions and long consistent movement, which make her a natural choice for riders who are learning to move from one gait to the next.

About Moose

Moose

Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Bay
Born: 1996
At Healing Reins Since: 2022
Owned by: Ahlea Thomson

Moose is currently in need of an annual sponsor!

Moose is a been-there-done-that schoolmaster who has a background in jumping, dressage, cow work and more. An older gentleman, Moose's playful demeanor is perfect for both experienced riders looking to advance their skills as well as beginners needing a kind and patient teacher.

 

QD - therapy horse

About QD

QD

Breed: Paint
Color: Chestnut
Born: 2000
At Healing Reins Since: 2018
Owned by: Jeff and Dawn Curl

Sponsored By: The Grenier Eggleston Family

QD has tons of experience as an OHSET horse, and she brings her intelligence and self-assurance to her work at Healing Reins. Because of her mellow, unflappable nature and propulsive movement, she’s popular in hippotherapy sessions as well as with anyone who is in need of a supportive and affirming equine partner.

About Sam

Sam

Breed: Clydesdale
Color: Bay
Born: 2011
At Healing Reins Since: 2021
Owned By: Healing Reins

Sponsored by: Starfire Body Piercing Studio & Body Jewelry Company

Sam is a wonderful representation of a draft horse- he is gentle, kind and calm. He loves people and loves to please those working with him. As a former carriage horse, Sam approaches new situations with a thoughtful consideration that makes him a great fit for therapeutic horsemanship.

About Swamper

Swamper

Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Bay Roan
Born: 2002
At Healing Reins Since: 2021
Owned By: Healing Reins

Sponsored By: Stefan and Kari D'Angona

Swamper is confident, curious, and loves people. His been-there-done-that attitude comes from years as a ranch horse and makes him a reliable mount in any situation. The combination of his large build and goofy, mischievous personality makes him popular in mental health and horsemanship services.

About Tino

Tino

Breed: Morgan
Color: Bay
Born: 2003
At Healing Reins Since: 2019
Owned by: Brittney Snyder (HR Equine Manager)

Sponsored By: Claudia Barnes

Tino is a firecracker of a horse who is an indispensable member of the herd. With his powerful movement and small stature, he’s a natural fit for hippotherapy clients, while his vivacity makes him popular with teenage participants, who sense in him a kindred spirit. He enjoys teaching his participants, and does so with enthusiasm.

About Tuffy

Tuffy

Breed: Quarter Horse
Color: Bay
Born: 1999
Owned By: Christine Baker

Sponsored By: The Capozzi Family

Tuffy is loved by all for his sweet personality- he never misses an opportunity to show his humans how much he loves them! His friendly personality paired with a quiet and stoic demeanor makes him a perfect match for those who may be nervous around horses, or just want a friend to decompress with.

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