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Meet the Horses


Donated to BHH by Ruth Page and Greg Walsh of Maddi's Friesian Ranch, the lovely Lisette has joined the team in September of 2020. Lisette is a purebred Friesian mare and was a brood mare at the ranch. She has had 10 babies! She is super sweet, gentle, and loves working with the students. Her kind, gentle, and loving nature make her a perfect fit for our program.


Rascal is a beautiful being inside and out. She is very easy going and looks forward to her time with people. She is very dedicated to the participants of the leadership program and will warm your heart with her kind nature and willingness. She spent the first seven years or so of her life studying dressage. She is approximately 16.1, a gorgeous bay with white socks and a blaze.  

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Canelo is a quarter horse in his early 20’s that was rescued by one of our board members. When he came to Between Horses and Humans, he was pretty rundown. So we've been working on putting some weight on him and giving him kind of a second chance. He is amazing with kids on the ground and is very gentle and mellow with them. You can tell he’s just soaking in all the love and the attention from the them.


Tru is an Icelandic horse.  He'll turn 20 on May 21, 2022. Even though he's called a pony, he carries himself like a true horse.  Diana, one of our BHH volunteers, knows Tru well - she's ridden him a lot.  He belonged to Diana's friend, who was looking for a new home for Tru - of course BHH was the perfect fit!  Tru has experience as a therapy horse, and he just loves serving children.  Of course they love him back!

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Afka was a brood mare most of her life and was donated to BHH by Ruth Page and Greg Walsh of Maddi's Friesian Ranch. She is a purebred Friesian mare who has a very youthful personality. She is very gentle, has been a rockstar with the kids, and has been an amazing addition to our program.

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Mari is owned by volunteer instructor Cindy Cowan, and generously made available to Between Horses and Humans students.  Mari was born as Spott’s Elegance, in Iowa, showed her grandaddy’s (Color of Fame) sparkle and kindness early on. She was destined to be a show horse, but really didn’t love the show circuit. She was settled in Gardnerville, where she bounced from the pasture to Camp Richardson as a wrangler horse for a summer. She didn’t have a purpose or a job and had withdrawn by putting up layers of emotion and fear.

Cindy met Mari in 2009. Mari wanted to trust and tried very hard to open up, but it wasn’t until Cindy called Barbara Slade to work with Mari, did she begin to see that life was safe, fun, and fulfilling. As layers of emotion were shed, Mari started to work with the children of Between Horses and Humans. She loves children!!! She loves to reach around her neck and hug those that are fearful just as she was, to help kids release their tensions and learn to love life.  
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