Carefully selected, specially-trained, well mannered, trustworthy horses are our valued partners in this program. Each horse is carefully evaluated and selected for each rider depending on the specific goals, needs and objectives of each lesson.
Jackson is a 12 year old draft cross from Wyoming. He was a range trail horse before coming here four years ago. He is our number one ‘go to’ guy in our therapeutic program and takes very good care of his riders.
Jackson caries a range of riders from the small to the tall. This gentled giant stands at 15 2 hands and is very easy going and patient. Jackson’s nickname is “Beef Cake”.
Jackson loves his job here at the farm and is well liked by all who meet him. He is also very photogenic and is our model when there is a photo op here at the farm.
Nanja (Nan Ya) nicknamed Noodles, is a Norwegian Fjord pony who stands 14 hands. She is in her late 20s and is proudly owned by Full Circle Farm.
Nanja has had one foal in her early years and before coming to FCF, distinguished herself in the driving arena. There is a lot of training in this mare. She was a single and double champion at driving.
Nanja made an easy transition to becoming a lesson pony working in the traditional and therapeutic programs. Within the last year, her work is with the therapeutic program only. She gives her riders a steady ride with lots of movement.
Nanja’s sweet disposition and willingness to work make her a great equine partner.
Tommy is a Haflinger gelding owned by Lorna Young. He is in his early twenties and is leased to the FCFTH Program.
Tommy is short and stocky so he can carry adults or children. He is one of our most experienced horses and is great for riders who are beginning to ride independently as he takes good care of his riders! Tommy likes to be a bit too close to his leaders so this makes him a great candidate for unmounted classes. He teaches people how to establish personal space with equines and other people. Once in a while he will test his leaders just to make sure they are paying attention
Tommy loves trail rides and is very dependable in the woods and on a dirt road.
Casey came to us in the spring of 2019, he is an Anglo-Arab and is not only one of our tallest horses at 15 3 hands, he also is one of our more advanced horses. He wants his riders to communicate clearly what they want and then he is a very willing and fun ride. He loves people and is very affectionate.
He has been a great addition for our veteran group and has shown that he really tunes into his humans when doing ground work and is great on the lunge-line. He is very unflappable with all of the activities on the trail ride or in the arena during special event obstacle courses.
He is a buckskin Welsh pony and therefore great for smaller riders. He only stands 13 3 hands and is quite slight. He can often be seen falling asleep while resting/waiting for his riders to arrive. He is has a great walk, trot canter for independent riders to learn on.
Cody is a sensitive boy, sometimes wary of new games and activities, this allows us to work with participants and show them how to give their horse confidence. It also helps them understand that horses are not machines and we need to take their personalities into account when riding.
Traveler is an 18 year old Paint. He is a very friendly horse and likes to say hi to everyone. He has had western pleasure horse training and is great for walk/trot riders on or off lead. He is a slow mover with a very comfortable trot. He tends to like a loose rein and so helps riders learn to adjust and use their seat/leg to provide direction. It also helps riders realize that each horse has different preferences. Sully is his half-brother
Sully is a 16 year old paint who loves a challenge. He is great with obstacles. He came to us fairly green but has come a long way with the help of Caroline, one of our volunteers, who has been working with him. He is good for walk/trot riders either independent or on lead. He is great out on the trail and really enjoys it. He does well with voice commands and is learning his job each day, with each new situation. He is so friendly and wants to please. Traveler is his half-brother.
Emma is an 11 year old black Gypsy mare who belongs to Full Circle Farm. She has had two foals here. She is a small Gypsy ~14 hands but stocky so can take small adults. She has a very calm and sweet manner and takes everything in stride. While she is still learning her job and benefits from having a leader help guide her, she has shown herself to be completely un-phased by anything we have presented.
Another Full Circle Farm horse that we use to fill out some our lessons. She is an 14 year old 15 hand chestnut Quarter Horse mare. She is very reliable and has a slow and steady canter and therefore is great to learn on. She does require a lot of encouragement to keep moving forward again offering our participants the challenge of keeping a horse going. She is very well trained and can therefor teach riders quite advanced techniques such as turn on the forehand, haunches, and side pass.
Owned by our Executive Director, Deb Cossingham, Spinner is also well trained and sensitive to the leg. He is an 18 year old brown Quarter Horse gelding. He joins us for more advanced riders who are learning subtle aids. He adores people and is very curious, he loves it when his riders engage with him.
Prada is new to Full Circle Farm and to the therapeutic program. She arrived here in the Fall of 2017 from Minnesota. Prada is a Gypsy Vanner mare and was born in Ireland on January 1 2004. She was one of the first gypsies to be imported to the US in 2011 and has had several foals. Prada weighs in at 1100 ponds and stands at 15 hands. She is a sweet, gentle soul and has a very “big” walk and trot. This enables her riders to strengthen and tone core muscles. Prada lives with her other Gypsy Vanner friends Nessie, Ginger and Emma.
We also accept Horse Donations. We will take a horse for a trial period and if they meet the criteria we will keep them as part of our EAAT herd. Contact Us for more information if you think you have a horse or pony that would be a good therapy animal.
Sponsor a Horse
You can adopt/sponsor a horse which helps with the regular maintenance costs of a specific horse. For more information see: Sponsor a Horse