The Healing Hoofbeats program uses exclusively the Red Oak Farms lesson horses that have been specifically screened, evaluated and trained for therapeutic riding. They love what they do and they carry themselves with pride. These truly amazing animals make each rider's experience unique and memorable. These horses make it all possible; we just help them along. All therapeutic riding horses are desensitized to a variety of situations, including crowds, sirens, projectiles, unbalanced/nervous riders, adaptive equipment and sudden/aggressive movements. Training for these horses is extensive and ongoing to ensure the safest possible experiences.
Guinny is a Tennessee Walking Horse born at Red Oak Farms! She is now ten and is an amazing horse with the sweetest disposition. She is blonde and gorgeous and would love to sit in your lap and talk about anything. A horsey hug from Guinny can make anyone's day!!
Skip, we also call him Skipper Doodle. He is a fun loving horse that just likes to work with his riders. He is a kind and friendly teacher. He is a hunter pony and will take his human partner where ever they want to go.
Colonel is a 14 yr old American Paint gelding. He teaches huntseat, western, driving and jumping. Colonel is a patient teacher and fosters rider confidence. He is a horse's horse. He is not sweet and cuddly like Guinny and if a cute mare comes along he always gives a nicker. He is mister all that and loves to strut!
Star is a Quarter Horse. She was a barrel racer in her younger days. Now she is soild sophistacated teacher. She is very patient even though she knows how smart she is. All of the girls fall in love with Star. She is very regal, our Queen Bee.
Mayflower is a mini donkey. She is our haltering and leading trainer. Her patience and kindness wins everyone over. She is a our go to girl for those people that are nervous around the horses.