I’ve been at Rolling Hills as long as I can remember. I’ve had many different people work with me through my youth which has prepared me for my new job as a therapy horse. I’m a fun loving guy that gets bored easily. I love to be moving, playing with something or being entertained by the people in my life. I have a really big walk and trot which keeps my riders entertained and helps build core strength and balance quickly.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain
I’ve spent most of my life cutting cows and going out on the trail. I’m a vital part of the RAD equine family since I’m the perfect horse for riders moving towards independence. I listen to light cues from them and respond quickly but I’m still forgiving and understanding if they get confused when asking me to do something. I always keep my cool which allows me to be a great show horse for our independent riders. I’m excellent at games and western dressage too.
For one to fly, one only needs to take the reins. ~Melissa James
I have the gentlest of souls, my specialty is mirroring emotion. When I was younger I wasn’t treated very well under saddle. I’ve come a long way since then, and realize that even though I’ve been through a lot, I can still help people. People learn a whole different way to bond with horses by working on the ground with me. I’m very sensitive to how you feel and react. Everyone who works with me learns to understand their emotions and body language by the way I respond to them.
Nothing is impossible, the world itself says ‘I’m possible’! ~Audrey Hepburn
My best trait is my ability to make people laugh. I love to play games! Soccer, carry the cone, eat the hula hoop/cone/mailbox are among some of my favorites. I started out doing saddle seat and western pleasure when I was younger. I was even Reserve National Champion in Hunter Pleasure! Now I’m learning dressage and a little jumping. I enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve gained in the show ring to help advance my riders.
In the middle of a difficulty lies an opportunity. ~Albert Einstein
I may be small but I am mighty! I was rescued by RAD to become a therapy donkey and I’M A NATURAL! My favorite thing in the world is spending time with people. (I think I might be one but everyone thinks I’m a donkey). I have big plans for my future and have come up with some new ways I can reach out to the special folks that come out to visit with me.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. ~Helen Keller
I was born into the life of a therapy horse; as a special needs rider herself, my loving mom taught me to be her therapy horse. She raised from a foal, gently and patiently teaching me how to listen to light que’s, travel smoothly for my riders, and to be fearlessly brave in all situations. I’ve been a trail horse, gone camping and even ridden down Main Street in Ramona! Now, I’m sharing what I’ve learned with my riders, I’m perfect for young riders learning to control their horse as well as more independent riders that would like to canter, I’ve got endless energy and willingness to help.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale