Our students have special needs that require special horses. A horse that is gentle and quiet enough for a child is truly a treasure. A horse that is gentle and quiet enough for a child with a disability is an even greater treasure. Our students have learned to trust and love our therapy horses.

Our horses have been carefully screened for suitability to work safely and effectively with our students. Those horses that pass the screening are then specially trained in activities unique to therapeutic riding, such as riders being loaded from wheelchairs or riding in prone or other positions.

Many of the CANTER horses are borrowed from individuals throughout the community. CANTER horses are schooled by experienced horseback riders to keep them from getting bored with their jobs. It takes a very special horse to work for CANTER, and we appreciate the animals for their contributions to the well-being of our students.

Breed:Quarter Horse
Age: 2005 Gelding
Owned by:Jan and Dean Quain
Personality: Bismark has a sweet personality and is not very dominant and looks to others for guidance.
Breed:Quarter Horse
Age:2000 Gelding
Owned by:CANTER
Personality:Bubba is a very sweet horse and tries to act more like a big lap dog. He can be very calm for beginner riders but due to his past as a roping horse still has a lot of spunk despite his age.
Breed: Thoroughbred
Age:2004 Mare
Owned by:
Personality:Cherry is alert and enjoys being used in our programs. She found her place in the herd Her and Monte were placed together at CANTER since they are buddies.


Breed: Pony
Age: 2000
Owned by: Sarah Everhart
Personality: Dobbin is a strong, sweet and willing partner. He is very smart and enjoys working with children and being groomed. He has a lot of try and likes to learn new things.

Breed:Quarter Horse
Age:2003 Gelding
Owned by:CANTER
Personality:Jud is a very handsome guy with quite some energy. He is very gentle but cautious in nature. He responds well to gentle and soft voice cues and it doesn't take much to get him going.
Age:1995 Gelding
Owned by:CANTER
Personality:Monte is a very gentle and trusting giant. He enjoys being used and learning new things, as well as having a pasture mate. Despite his size, he is very easy to lead. He is a goofball too and loves to play with the water hose. He will be great with our veterans and more introvert riders.
Age:2015 Mare
Owned by:Details Coming Soon
Personality:Details Coming Soon
Breed:Paso Fino Mix
Age:2002 Gelding
Owned by:Details Coming Soon
Personality:Details Coming Soon