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Meet Our Herd

I really like horses, I think they are some of the most amazing animals in the world. I like the way they look at you. It’s like they are talking to you. I love putting my hand on the horses’s nose and feeling the warmth of the horse’s breath.” Maxx, Client

Our equine partners at Hold Your Horses are a special group of professionals! Each member of the herd is carefully selected and trained for their job of partnering with our staff and clinicians to provide therapy services. They amaze us every day with their wisdom and generous spirit.

Lily

Lily

Oh Lily! This Haflinger cross mare retired from any mounted work in 2018 but has continued to amaze us with her active senior lifestyle and participation in helping improve lives at the farm. She stumps our vet and farrier with her resilient spirit to overcome life threatening health challenges and clearly feels she needs to stick around to demonstrate the importance of therapy with the help of the horse. Lily is the ultimate team member and her legacy is love!

Lily is sponsored by Mary and Armand Brachman

 

Ghost

Ghost

Ghost is a 21 year old pinto gelding who is our herd leader and the longest serving member of the HYH herd. Ghost works in all of our therapy services and many consider him to be a wise and spiritual guide. His favorite treat is a peppermint. Experience has shown that if you come on property with one in your pocket, he will find you.

 

Dancer

Dancer

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Dancer is a Missouri Fox Trotter gelding donated by our dear friend John Warren. John and Dancer spent many years serving on the mounted Sheriff’s patrol and riding country miles together. Currently Dancer is the most senior member of our herd but continues to pull his weight at HYH. He works in all aspects of our therapy services and prompts a smile from anyone who has the chance to climb aboard and feel his ground covering stride. He is reliable, gentle and most of all loves a good scratch on the neck!

Bentley

Bentley

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Bentley’s breed is anybody’s guess. His value to our mental health services though is no joke. He is a sensitive and insightful professional and is very social with all visitors to the barn. He loves to frolic in the snow and delights with the arrival of summer when his favorite treat of watermelon rind comes in season.

Whisper

Whisper

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Whisper is a Morgan gelding who came to HYH with his owner, psychologist Molly DePrekel in 2012. Whisper is intuitive and playful and a willing partner in all of our programs and services. His favorite activities include soccer (with the giant soccer ball) and participating in educational events. He is a good listener and loves to have his mane and tail brushed.

Levi

Levi

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Levi is a 15.3 hand buckskin quarter horse donated by the Rhinehart family. Levi spent many years as a successful show horse and after a good session at HYH he really enjoys it when we present him with a blue ribbon! Levi works well in our therapy services as a hippotherapy horse and is a favorite with our mental health groups because he is steady, kind and honest.

Yoder

Yoder

Yoder is a 10 year old gelding. Our best guess is that he is a Percheron Fjord cross but we will entertain other ideas. Trained as part of a driving team he sadly lost his partner and needed a new job, and some new friends. He was purchased from Windy Hill Farm in Millersburg, Ohio thanks to financial support from Mary and Armand Brachman. He loves working in our therapy services and will soon be seen in full harness helping to drag the arenas at the farm and perhaps pulling a cart sometime soon!

Yoder is sponsored by Cyndee and Mike Olauson

Bingo

Bingo

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Meet Bingo a.k.a. Pony Soprano. Bada Bing! This little man stepped in when Lily had to step out for retirement. At 12 hands and 20 years young he shows up in a big way. Donated by the McCann family he spent much of his life with them at shows, gaming and being an awesome family member. Now a player on team HYH he is gentle and dependable carrying little ones for their therapy sessions and then stands his ground with the big horses in the pasture. Now that’s a Bingo!

Yosi

Yosi

Yosi was a 13 hand POA (Pony of the Americas) gelding. He was loving, kind and gentle and was one of the most dependable members of our herd.  After decades of love and devotion to clients, Yosi crossed over to greener pastures in May 2018.  He will forever be remembered and loved by our team and all of the people who’s lives were changed for the better.

HYH Board Members

Rebecca Anderson
Kari Holmes
Bryon Wieberdink
Elizabeth Radichel
Ginger Radke
Cynthia Olauson
Nathan Nelson, Esq.

About Hold Your Horses

HYH Mission

Moving Lives forward from trauma and disability with the help of a horse.

HYH Vision

Surrounded by nature and in partnership with the horse, HYH provides healing services that help people transcend physical, social and emotional barriers in order to live their best life.

HYH Values 

Wellness for people
HYH provides a welcoming and safe space for all who come to the farm for learning and healing. We value client centered and trauma informed services that are compassionate and guided by best practice.

 Wellness for horses
HYH cherishes the partnership and insights provided by our equine partners. Diligent attention to their health supports the overall success of our therapy service outcomes.

Mentoring and educating others
HYH values the importance of education and mentoring leaders in the impactful work of equine assisted services.

Joy
HYH celebrates and cultivates the opportunity for joyful moments in daily life.

How to find us.

(763) 498-0007‬

5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN 55357

Hours: 7am - 7pm

info@holdyourhorses.org

 

Hold Your Horses is a MN non- profit improving quality of life for children with disabilities through individualized equine assisted therapies.

Hold Your Horses

5265 Woodland Trail, Loretto, MN 55357, USA