In Memory

This page is dedicated to the Equines and People who have made a major impact on The H.O.R.S.E. Center. Because without their wisdom and teachings we would not be where we are today!

Catherine Porter

(1977-2012)

Catherine, a co-founder of The H.O.R.S.E. Center, helped established the guidelines and the path H.O.R.S.E. is still on today. For those that knew her, Catherine proved that helmets at times were needed for non-riding activities as well. Catherine and her unborn son was tragically taken from us on June 30th 2012 all due to the utter incompetence and ignorance of a few. She continues to guide us today.

Stephanie Lane

(1948-2013)

Stephanie, one of The H.O.R.S.E. Center’s original Board Members, provided us with the insight of the joy for caring and helping others. Her aptitude for a little craziness will be sorely missed!

Bandit

Mustang (1973-2009)

 

Penela

Paso Fina (1985-2017)

 

Shotgun

Quarter Horse (1978-2008)

 

CARING, COMPASSIONATE HELP

"My horse wants to know me and he loves me just like I am. He is stubborn like me, but he teaches me to be calm, not get mad and to be nice. Buddy taught me to keep trying and not give up on him or on people. Because of Buddy, I am able to love and be loved. I am now adopted and I have a mom and a place to call home. Thank you Buddy" - J'Von , Age 7

“I have been witness to these horses helping me deal with life’s problems."
- Volunteer

“LJ is on the autism spectrum. He was also born with Chromosome 4 and has now been diagnosed with ADHD. LJ has difficulties with self-regulation. He would have several meltdowns a week in school and home. Since he started Equine Therapy in November his issues with self-regulation have decreased greatly. Jodie has taught him Tai’Chi movements on the horses to help him self-regulate. LJ has learned how to use these methods at home , in the classroom and in dance. His teachers at school and his dance instructors have been amazed at how much his self-regulation has improved. Equine therapy has been a lifesaver!” – Parent

“Ella has moderate sensory issues and was born with FAS. Ella was having trouble with potty training and sensory issues. Within two months of starting Equine therapy she was completely potty trained. Her teachers have noted that she is more calm and self-requlated. Equine therapy has helped with her self-confidence. She loves it!” - Parent

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