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DO YOU WANT TO SPONSOR A HORSE?

Sponsoring horses is a great way to support our program!  Each horse seeks a sponsor every year to help pay for his/her vaccinations, de-wormer, hoof care and specialized medications.  Many of our horses are on their second or third career; they are donated to us because they cannot perform in their previous career anymore.  We have several horses with severe arthritis which requires a monthly shot of Adequan IM to keep them comfortable.  Others have Cushing's disease, insulin resistance, asthma, etc.  Our horses are managed very carefully under the supervision of our Barn Manager and our veterinarian.  Each horse is hand-fed a specific feed regimen each day to ensure they are getting EXACTLY what they need.  You can be a big part of our horse care by sponsoring a horse!  As a sponsor, you will be recognized on our website, social media and inside our barn.  Additionally, you receive a plaque for your home or office to display.  Contact Kristen at info@chapswyo.org or 307-673-6161 to sponsor a horse today.  For horses available for sponsorhip, please see below.  

 

Charlie
Donated by an Anonymous Donor
Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor

Charlie is a 5 year old draft cross with extensive training under saddle and in the harness.  He is solid, sound and so quiet, you would almost think he is older than he is.  This sweet boy loves attention and has a very unique side-to-side movement.  He is very smooth and a bit lazy making him a wonderful addition to the equine team. 

Bear
Donated by Homer Jr and Janet Scott Family Foundation
Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor

Bear is a small horse with the biggest personality. This smart and playful pony will smile on command and enjoys a good game of "knock the props over." Bear is active in the riding, driving and veteran programs, but will occasionally participate in the Patriot Pony program too. 

Dennis
Donated by Trinity Glasscock
Sponsored by Wheeler Family Foundation

Dennis is a veteran of the program having been with us the longest. He has the equine version of diabetes and advanced arthritis.  He is our "been there, done that" horse.  Dennis will surprise you with his many talents, one of which is winning the 2020 Draft Horse Derby. He participates in the riding and veteran programs. 

Tili
Leased from Brett & Ashley Johnson
Sponsored by "Tili's friends" 

Tili is our biggest horse weighing in about 1600 lbs. He is a giant teddy bear and loves attention. Tili prefers to work with at-risk youth, but also enjoys veterans on a one-on-one basis. Group work is too much for this sensitive guy. Tili is active in the riding and driving programs. 

 

Caballo
Donated by Bob & Leah Olafson
Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor

Caballo is smart, loves attention and has such a smooth gait that he is wonderful to ride. He is sweet and calm, even when unsure, making him a perfect therapy horse. Caballo came to us with arthritis and a history of laminitis, so he is on specialized joint medication.  Caballo is active in the riding, driving and veteran programs. 

Cody
Donated by US Forest Service
Sponsored by the Silverados

Cody is on his second career, having been a US Forest Service mount in the Big Horn Mountains. He is a solid horse with plenty of go, but his steady attitude and laid back demeanor make him a great horse to work with. Cody has advanced arthritis in his knees, but thanks to his sponsor, he is more comfortable on the specialized joint medication.  Cody particiaptes in the riding and veteran programs. 

Ped
Donated by Kelly Schriebies Memorial Foundation.
Sponsored by Wayne & Sherry Buck

Ped is our all-around guy. He rides, drives and LOVES the veteran sessions. He is a sweet boy with a big heart and even bigger appetite. Ped enjoys his job and does all of it well.  Ped is active in the riding, driving and veteran programs. Ped has been named the 2021 Region 10 PATH International Equine of the Year! 

Lynx
Donated by Lohse Family
Sponsored by Ken & Dorie Thoma

Lynx is a fun horse who knows when to go and when to be slow. He suffers from COPD (asthma). Lynx enjoys the veteran program, but is a great riding horse as well.  He travels well and has been to Special Olympics as well as on our veteran trail rides. Lynx is active in the riding and veteran programs. 

 

Sampson

Donated by Kathi Barker
Sponsored by Lacie & Dave Schwend

Sampson is one of our oldest horses but that doesn't slow him down much.  He loves trail rides and does well with riders that need a leader.  Since he has been put on the Cushing's medication, Sampson has looked and felt like a much younger horse.  He shed out this year and is much more comfortable than he was last year.  Sampson is active in the riding and veteran programs; he is currently in training for the driving program.  Sampson is the 2021 Draft Horse Derby Champion!

Feather

Donated by Veterans, Twin M Designs, Knights of Mayhem and an anonymous donor.
Sponsored by John & Judy Rueb

Feather is a little girl with a BIG attitude. She thinks she is a big horse and is alpha horse in the herd. Feather has a big job at CHAPS: she is ridden by our youngest clients, spends time in the veteran mental health sessions and travels to nursing homes and the Child Development Center serving clients unable to come to CHAPS.  She will be active in the driving program soon!

ChaChi

Leased from Jonalee Watkins

ChaChi is a "horse in a pony's body," according to his mom. He is very laid back, easy to handle and seems to enjoy our company. ChaChi visits the Veteran's Home of Wyoming, the Child Development Center and the Mountain View Living Center residents during fall and winter.  ChaChi has also picked up some small riders.

Frank

Donated by Scott Leonard

Sponsored by Dr. Gregg McAdoo & family

Frank is also a veteran having been here nearly as long as Dennis. Frank is named for "Ole Blue Eyes," Frank Sinatra.  He has beautiful ice blue eyes but, unfortunately, he is going blind.  Frank is calm and sweet, enjoying any attention he can get, unless it is from a veterinarian.  He is semi-retired with only a couple of clients per week.  Frank needs a lot of care in his old age so he relies on sponsorship for his very specialized diet and medications.  At 28 years of age, he deserves pampering and he gets a lot of it at CHAPS. 

 

´╗┐Sam, Tili and Bear enjoying the sunshine out in the pasture.

 Gina, our barn manager, saddle fits the horses three times a year.   

A very fuzzy Sampson undergoing his physical exam from Dr. Sarah.

Dennis getting some acupuncture from Dr. Cindy.

 

Sampson and Ped enjoying the snow!

Caballo out for a trail ride.

Tilli in the "dentist chair" while Sam works on his teeth.

 
 

We are a Premier Accredited Center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), a global authority and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies that inspire and enrich the human spirit. 

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Phone: 307.673.6161
Email: info@chapswyo.org