Meet the Horses
The NMCTR horses are the heroes of our program. They enrich the lives of all our participants and contribute to the success of our program everyday. We currently have 10 active equine partners who exhibit tremendous patience and heart for helping our participants rise to new challenges everyday. We also currently have 2 retired horses that have changed many lives and have a special place in our hearts.
Sponsored By: Dana K.
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.
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!
Lola is a 16-year-old Bay Brandenburger mare, formally a Grand Prix jumper in Germany and USA. She was retired from hunter/jumpers and has been enjoying her new therapeutic riding job. She is a big lover, seeks affection and loves when it is treat time. Her kind calm demeanor makes her a wonderful addition to the herd.
Sponsored By: Shelley P.
Yoda is a 14-year-old Norwegian Fjord gelding. He came from a Fjord breeding farm and has had an easy going life prior to his new job. He is our “class clown” always looking for ways to make us laugh. Being that he is a big clunky boy, he enjoys to go slow and take his time. He loves to show off his monthly new haircut!
Ginger is a 14-year-old Red Roan Quarter Horse mare, formally a cow roping horse. She was retired from roping due to a minor injury and has been enjoying her new therapeutic riding job. She is very quiet, loves massages and would enjoy being brushed all day long. She is the diva of the barn, loves to boss the geldings around and loves being a therapy horse.
Sponsored By: Zella C.
Blesi is a 22-year-old Icelandic Horse gelding. He was imported from Iceland as a young lad and has done a little bit of everything. He has done trail riding, fox hunting, kid rides and was the perfect companion to his previous owner. He is a gaited horse that makes you feel like you are gliding across the arena. With all of his extra hair, he requires a little more brushing (which he loves).
PJ is a 15 year old Liver Chestnut Welsh Pony gelding, formally a children's show pony. He has helped many of children learn how to ride, has taught children to jump, and has been a pony club partner. Don't let his size fool you as he thinks he is a massive. He joined NMCTR to be a key member in the School Outreach Program assisting the children from participating schools.
Sponsored by: Anonymous
Sterling is a 22 year old Flea Bitten Grey Missouri Fox Trotter gelding. He has done both English and western riding. He has done reining, dressage, hunter/jumpers, and trail riding. Due to his incredible previous training and Missouri Fox Trot gait, he has become a favorite at NMCTR. He craves attention and loves to snuggle with volunteers and riders.
Sherman is a younger miniature pony bay gelding. Becoming NMCTR's Equine-Assisted Learning Pony is his first career. He loves to be groomed and enjoys being led around by children. He hopes to help people overcome fears and attend community events to enlighten the world about NMCTR!
Fly - RETIRED
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 nurse him back to health. Unfortunately, in 2018 he broke is pelvis but did recover. Due to his injuries, Fly is in retirement living in turnout with his pal Cisco.
Cisco - RETIRED
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. Cisco is in retirement, but he continues to embody the spirit of the NMCTR program.
Tosca - IN LOVING MEMORY
Tosca was a 30-year-old registered Appaloosa Quarter Horse mare. She is still considered one of the best therapeutic riding horses at NMCTR. Tosca will always be loved by us at NMCTR.
Maggie - IN LOVING MEMORY
Maggie was a 22-year-old Dun Grade mare. She had an incredibly sweet disposition and loves attention. Maggie will always be loved by us at NMCTR.
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.