Meet the Horses
The NMCTR horses are the heroes of our program. They enrich the lives of our students and contribute to the success of our program every day. We currently have 7 special horses who exhibit tremendous patience and heart for helping our clients rise to new challenges every day.
Kodi is a 16-year-old Chestnut Mustang gelding. He was a part of the Salt Wells, WY wild Mustang herd and was illegally rounded up as a yearling. He has been through a lot in his life and finally landed the job of his dreams. He has a very sweet disposition and is very intelligent.
Sponsored By: Zella Cox
Cisco is a 16-year-old registered Paint Quarter Horse gelding off the ranch. He has some white markings, but his distinctive blue/brown eyes definitely show that he is a Paint. Riders enjoy his slow, western jog trot.
Sponsored By: Mike and Shelley Phelan
Maggie is a 20-year-old Dun Grade mare. She appears to have Fjord breeding with gorgeous markings. She has an incredibly sweet disposition and loves attention. Maggie has always been a great teacher, and she seems very content in her role as a critical member of our equine team.
Sonic is a 10-year-old Bay Quarter Horse gelding, formally a barrel racing champion. He was retired from barrel racing due to a minor injury and has been enjoying his new therapeutic riding job. He is very energetic, spunky, and witty.
Fly is an 18-year-old Bay Thoroughbred gelding, formally a 3-day event show horse. In 2014, he was kicked by another horse, resulting in a broken leg. His recovery was not assured, but friends and volunteers helped our Program Director nurse him back to health. He is now an integral part of our program, and he is an important member of our team, both in working with our classes from the local schools and with our small group or individual lessons. In addition, his specialized training has provided us the resource to train some qualified students to jump.
Sponsored By: Carolyn Florek
Tosca is a 30-year-old registered Appaloosa Quarter Horse mare. In her younger years, she was a nationally ranked western show horse. Tosca is in retirement, but she continues to embody the spirit of the NMCTR program.
Poncho, an 18-year-old Blue Roan Grade gelding, joined our team this year. He is a big-boned boy with a big heart to match. Our clients and volunteers find his calm demeanor very soothing to be around. Poncho spent a majority of his life as a trial horse. His dependability and fitness for his new job as therapy horse make him a winner in our eyes!
Clifford is a 16-year-old Chestnut Quarter Horse gelding. Clifford has spent many years assisting young riders in their pony club adventures. He can be ridden English or Western and prefers the slower paces. He is a great addition to our team!
Sponsor a Horse!
Over the course of a year, feed, shavings, routine and emergency veterinary care, and other expenses become quite costly. We are currently looking for horse sponsorships that will fund these expenses, allowing us to provide quality care for our heroes.
Please follow the link in the sidebar above to sponsor one of our horses.