Sundance is a gaited buckskin horse born in 2006. He is a leader in the herd. Therapy work comes naturally to him, when we are with the horses, they consider us as part of their herd. His favorite treat is crunchy granola bars.
Texas is a paint horse born in 2009. He is one of our rescues. He had to learn to trust people. Through time he became a reliable member of the Arise team. Texas enjoys therapy. He has lameness challenges that need extra care.
Sampson is a Rocky Mountain Horse born in 2016. He is one of our rescues that came to Arise as an untouched 2 year old. His sensitive nature shows in his therapy work and helps relate to others.
Beach Boy is a Kentucky Mountain Horse born in 2006. He had a show horse career and has been a lesson horse for many people. He has a silly side to his personality that fits his name.
Satire is a Rocky Mountain horse born in1998. She has had a show career along with being a "go to" lesson horse to countless learners. Her maturity shows a sense of knowing that comes through in her therapy work.
Ripp is a solid color Appaloosa horse born in 2017. He was an orphaned bottled fed foal. Ripp is very social and loves people. He is one of the newer members of our team and is continuing training as he learns his role in therapy.
Charlie is a paint miniature donkey born in 2014. She was part of a petting zoo before becoming part of our herd. Charlie is friendly and strong willed as donkeys tend to be, which brings a dynamic useful in therapy. She may greet you with a "Hee-Haw" at the stables.
Perfect is a miniature horse born in 2011. She is one of our ambassadors and makes appearances at locations such as schools, Scott Air Force Base and fundraising events. She is often in Growth and Learning sessions with children and in EAP sessions. Perfect really does live up to her name.
Amazing "Mazie" is a miniature Zebu cow born in 2020. She came to Arise when she was a few weeks old and was bottle fed. She is friendly and curious towards people. The Zebu add a different dynamic to therapy since bovine behave differently than horses.
Grace , "Gracie" is a miniature Zebu cow born in 2020. She came to Arise along with Mazie and was bottle fed. Grace is more shy than Mazie which brings contrast to sessions for participants.