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Horses

Sabre
Donated by Pat Creswell
Sponsored by Cloud Peak Energy & 3C Total Feed Dealer

Sabre is the kindest horse I have ever met. There is nothing he won't do for you and will do it with grace, patience and dignity. He has had a rough year. In January, Sabre colicked. Then in March, he came down with laminitis, a very painful condition in the feet. Both issues caused him to feel very poorly and he lost nearly 400 lbs of weight. Sabre is gaining weight and is back in lessons giving his clients his all. He still has more weight to gain, but he is on the right track and we will continue to pamper him. 




Bear 
Donated by Homer Jr and Janet Scott Family Foundation

Bear is our smallest horse with the biggest personality. Dubbed "Napoleon" by our veterans, he found a new niche this year. Prior to this spring, Bear preferred to be ridden and left out of the veteran sessions. This year, however, he met the Colonel. The Colonel and he bonded this year. Bear is still used in riding lessons, but he has picked up several veteran sessions now as well. This smart and playful pony has come a long way in his two years with us and we will continue to expect great things from him. Bear is not sponsored, but would love to have one to call his own.

Dennis
Donated by Trinity Glasscock
Sponsored by the VFW Foundation

Dennis is a veteran of the program having been with us the longest. He has the equine version of diabetes and normally looks like he is pregnant. This year, we think we found the trick to controlling his weight which means he is healthier and enjoying life much more than before. 

 

 

Tilli
Leased from Brett & Ashley Johnson

Tilli is our biggest horse weighing in about 1600 lbs. He is a giant teddy bear and loves attention. Tilli 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.  Tilli is not sponsored, and would like to ask for a sponsor so he can go to driving school over the winter.

Frank
Donated by Scott Leonard
Sponsored by Cloud Peak Energy

Frank is also a veteran having been with us for 8 years. Unfortunately, this will be Frank's last season with us as he is going blind. Frank has two blue eyes which has predisposed him to eye problems. He has been diagnosed with anterior uveitis. He is laid back, easy going and needs a retirement home, if anyone is interested. 
 

Sampson 
Donated by Kathi Barker 

Sampson continues to work with veterans teaching them to ride well. He is particularly fond of trail rides and looks forward to going out. Sampson has advanced arthritis which sometimes slows him down, but mostly he is comfortable now, thanks to specialized arthritis medication. Sampson is not sponsored, but would be thrilled to have one!


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.
 

Lynx
Donated by Lohse Family 

Lynx is a fun horse who knows when to go and when to be slow. He suffers from COPD (asthma). This summer has been especially hard on Lynx with all the smoke from the wildfires, but now that it has been raining and we tried a new med, he has improved considerably. Lynx is not sponsored, but would very much like to be!

Cody
Donated by US Forest Service
Sponsored by Sandra Olsson & Juthann Self
 
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 sponsors, he is more comfortable on the specialized joint medication. 
    

Woody
Donated by Dr. Jeffrey Wray, D.D.S.
 
Woody is a playful guy with a funny little tongue quirk. He likes to hold his tongue in his teeth. Woody has a smooth step and narrow body making him ideal for clients with limited flexibility. He is kind, but lacks confidence in himself. Woody prefers lessons in which he has a leader so he can borrow confidence from the leader. This winter, Woody will go to school with Stephanie from Diamond J Natural Horsemanship to learn some confidence and a few more skills. Woody is not sponsored at this time.

Sureen
Leased from Bruce & Teresa Davidson
 
This little mare has been a great addition to the team. She rides and drives, but prefers to be driven. She loves to go and has been such a great teacher for everyone who works with her. Though she lacks patience, she makes up for it with grace and agility.




DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT A HORSE?
We always appreciate the generous donations that come from our community! The CHAPS program couldn't continue with out you and our Horses. If you would like to help sponsor the care, feeding and veterinarian fees for 'one of the guys,' download the sponsorship form or contact us directly!



Ped getting a pedicure from Colter Manley Farrier Services.

 
 


Bear with the Colonel during a veteran EFP session.

 
 
 
 
A very fuzzy Sampson undergoing his physical exam from Dr. Sarah. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sabre getting some acupuncture from Dr. Cindy.
 
 
 
 
 
Sampson and Ped enjoying the snow! 
 
 
 
 
 
Sureen taking the men for a ride!
 
 
 
 
 
Tilli in the "dentist chair" while Sam works on his teeth.