Our Horses


LTR therapy horses and ponies are our most important asset. They are the silent, yet expressive teachers; they are the motivators. They are the reason we can help change lives.

Charlie


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16 y.o., 14.1h, Reg. Paint, gelding (acquired 2/13) owned by Allison Goldfarb.

Charlie is a kind fellow who participates in therapeutic riding lessons and in our Equine Gestalt Coaching Method program as well.  His versatility drew us to him along with comfortable Continue reading “Charlie”

Bosco


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1994 -2017 We said goodbye to our loyal horse friend, Bosco on August 22, 2017 when he passed peacefully in the field where he lived, attended by his buddy, Charlie. Gable guarded the gate. For our staff, this event came with feelings of both sadness and relief for Bosco. He was suffering from stomach ulcers, which we had been treating in different ways for some time during his retirement. When it became clear they were not responding to treatment and he was in ongoing pain, we knew it was time to let him go.
We will remember Bosco for his patience, his willingness to carry so many riders, his big looong stride, which provided so much therapeutic input to his riders, his love of a good trail ride, his enjoyment of his herd in the “outback” during his retirement, and of course his handsome face.

Awesome Art


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21 y.o., 15.3h, App. QH, chestnut, gelding 

Art comes to LTR with extensive horse show experience. He is a nice size for  teenage or adult riders and is known for his outgoing personality!  He is suitable for independent riders, horse shows and trail rides. Art has Continue reading “Awesome Art”

Gable


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17 y.o., 16h, bay gelding, Clydesdale/Standardbred cross.

Gable was purchased in March 2015 with a generous gift from a donor for the honorable job of pulling our adaptive (wheelchair accessible) carriage.  Continue reading “Gable”

Gnomeo


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 22 yo, 12.1h, Welsh/Arab, gelding – donated by Sharon Bryce.

Coming to us as our second “Romeo” we made a slight change in name to “Gnomeo” much to the delight of our smallest riders who love the movie Gnomeo and Juliet!  He is a seasoned horse show veteran and is now enjoying a second career.   Continue reading “Gnomeo”

Andy


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20 y.o., Haflinger gelding – owned by Catherine Wycoff, PT

Andy is a STAR! Check out his post.  We wish Andy a wonderful retirement at home with his family. He will be missed, and we’re so grateful to have shared time with this amazing pony! Continue reading “Andy”

Jolie


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16 y.o. Belgian/QH, mare 

Jolie is a nice sturdy girl who came to us after we retired our beloved draft cross “Thomas”.  She is able to serve our adult and teenage students who need a large, yet not too tall horse.  Jolie is very friendly, loves to be groomed and is also doing some of the local dressage shows!

Simba


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17 y.o., 15.3h, bay, Percheron/TB, gelding — donated by Dr. Bill Wolf 

He came to us as a retired foxhunter and beloved member of the family! Simba is very sturdy, sensible and friendly. Whether in the arena, out on the trail or working with a client in the round pen, Simba is a steady presence.

Bojangles


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15 y.o., 16h, black, Percheron/QH, gelding — donated by Frank Boberek  

Previously, Bo spent his time doing a lot of fun and amazing things like Civil War reenactments, competitive trail riding, and volunteer mounted patrol in the Manassas Battlefields. Continue reading “Bojangles”

Desert Storm


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26 yo, 15.3h, App QH gelding 

Storm joined LTR in 2013 thanks to our instructor Natalie Conca.  He is a seasoned competitor who competed in local hunter/jumper shows, judged trail rides and horse trials.  With his quiet, calm demeanor and excellent training Storm is a favorite among riders, staff and volunteers!

Barney


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1990-2018

Was leased from Judy Grass in October, 2013.  He is trained to ride and to carriage drive which makes him especially versatile.  Though small in size Barney has a big, nice walk so he also works in our Hippotherapy program.  Many of our smaller riders are already very attached to him!

Teddy


Therapy Horse Teddy

Teddy 

16 y.o., 13.3h, POA (Pony of the Americas) Gelding 

Teddy was donated in October of 2014 and came with lots of trail riding and fox hunting experience, so he loves a good ride out across the property.   His sturdy size makes him suitable for most any rider and he has an engaging personality.

Bert


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Bert

25 y.o., 15.2 h, Trakehner gelding

Is on a free lease from his generous owner.  Bert has many years of horse show experience and has 3 very nice gaits making him suitable for our students with an interest in competitions. He also loves a good trail ride!

Fabio


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Fabs

17 y.o., 16.2 h, Thoroughbred gelding – Owned by Amy Parsons

Fabio has a lot of experience doing different and fun things including eventing and competitive trail rides which all make him a great therapy horse!  He enjoys galloping, treats, Continue reading “Fabio”