Our Horses

Our horses are the stars players of Manes For Change.  They quickly put clients at ease in the pasture with their calming presence.  They are good at their job, but sometimes horses need a break for their mental health as well.  Here is a list of horses you may meet at Manes For Change, but not all of them may be in the client pasture at the same time.  If you don't see a favorite at your sessions, it is because we are giving them a break in the big pasture to reset and come back to continue helping our clients.

Meet Minnie!

Minnie is definitely a favorite in the pasture.  Minnie is a miniature horse, not a pony.  She is about 15 years old and only 30 inches tall, but she is big on personality!  She loves to be loved and brushed.

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Meet Bobbie

Bobbie is a 18 year old pony.  She loves to follow horses and people around in the pasture.  Bobbie is Jamie's daughter's 4H pony and she goes to the fair every year.

Meet Rio

Rio is a 15 year old dun mare.  She came to us after a poor living situation and has quickly become a client favorite.  She is a super sweet, gentle soul and a real calming presence in the pasture.  

She came to us pretty underweight and scarred.  She has regained a healthy weight after being her, but she still carries quite a few scars that you will see.

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Meet Echo

Echo is our newest addition to the pasture.  He is a 13 year old grade, gray gelding.  He is very gentle, but maybe takes a session or two to trust someone new.  We are excited to get to know this gentle guy and to see what he can help our clients learn.

The Dogs

We have two dogs available for limited sessions with certain providers.  If you are interested in a session with one of our canine pals, please let Rachel know when you call to schedule.

Meet Dawsen
Available in Sessions with Jennifer

HI! Oh, I’m so excited! My two-legged teammates call me Dawsen. I’m still learning the language of the super giant four legged teammates (they don’t bark?). I LOVE getting scratches on my head most days and I like to show lots of expressions on my face. I just turned 2 in December and I’m still growing! My favorite things to do are to play with my stuffed animals and nap in the sunshine. I’m currently working really hard at learning how to do the “therapy” stuffs but my teammates tell me I’m doing great so far. I sometimes come with when my teammate Jennifer is working. I have extra strength listening ears and patient paws that are ready to meet you.  

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Meet Marvel
Available in sessions with Darci

Marvel is sweet Shih Tzu available to come to sessions with Darci.