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.
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Hershey might be our littlest horse but he has a lot of heart! Hershey joined the FCFTH herd Spring of 2023 and quickly bonded with several of the other horses and instantly loved by all the humans. He has been great lesson horse for our younger riders.
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.
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.
Marley came to us April 2022 as a large sturdy pony. She can be comfrobaly riden by both small adults and children. She has a very smooth trot and loves being groomed and getting lots of attention.
Tuk Tuk was donated in the Fall is 2021 by the Geisen Family who have also become weekly volunteers. He has the cutest ears which he uses to listen attentively to his riders and volunteers. He is a versatile horse and can be ridden in both English and Western tack. Tuk is an 18 year old Quarter Horse standing 15.2 hands.
Miranda is a Full Circle Farm horse that we use to fill out some our lessons. She is an 19 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 older dark 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.
Duncan is a 16h Paint Draft cross gelding who was purchased by FCFTH from a farm in Vermont in the spring of 2021. He is very playful and loves trail rides the most. Duncan has a forward swinging walk and lovely trot. His size make him a good match for adult and larger riders. He has a big personality that loves to explore new spaces and obstacles.
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 EAS 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