Abby, a chestnut mule, was born in 1996 and joined the PATH program in 2007. Prior to becoming part of the PATH herd she was used for trail riding in the mountains. When she could not longer comfortably climb up and down the hills, due to arthritis in her hips, her owners generously donated her to PATH. At 14.2 hands, Abby is a nice size for our smaller riders while still being big enough to carry most adult riders.
Jack, a registered Appaloosa gelding born in 1993, was donated to the PATH program in 2008. Jack's quiet disposition and extensive training have made him an excellent addition to the program.
Fancy, a 1991 Quarter Horse mare, joined the PATH program in 1999 at the relatively young age of 8. With her Western pleasure training and her smooth gaits Fancy is able to accommodate the needs and abilities of a wide range of riders. She is a very friendly, outgoing horse who loves her job.
Pokey, a big, lovable Quarter horse gelding, joined the PATH program in October of 2010. He was born in 1994 and spent his first several years as a competitive rope horse and go-to ranch horse. When a full day of ranch work became too much for him, he began his second career as a solid, dependable family horse. He was shown in 4H, games, open shows, team penning/sorting and trail competitions and helped many people learn to ride. Pokey loves attention and is somewhat of a class clown. Everyone who has worked with Pokey has quickly become quite fond of him.
Jakob, a Norwegian Fjord born in 1998, was donated to PATH in 2013. His unusual looks have attracted the attention of volunteers and riders alike. As a small draft breed, the Fjord is able to carry larger riders in spite of their short stature.
Striker, a 1983 Quarter horse gelding, joined the PATH program in 2002. He is the 2010 NARHA Region 9 Horse of the Year and therefore a finalist for the national NARHA Horse of the Year honors. His kind, unflappable temperament and exceptional training have made him a much loved and very valuable member of the PATH program. Prior to being donated to the PATH program, Striker was a seasoned and successful youth show horse. Striker's role as a therapy horse actually began before he joined the PATH herd. He played a very important role in his teenaged owner's recovery from a serious car accident.
Striker was named as the 2010 national NARHA Horse of the Year.