Horses

Meet Our Horses
KART horses have the temperament and training to work with our riders. Horses and riders are matched to create the best pairing for a successful session. Temperament, gait, age, health, conformation, energy level, responsiveness, sensitivity and level of training are just some of the considerations for the horses used in KART programs.

Micah

Micah is a Haflinger that has been in the KART program since 2007. Although young, he is very quiet and easy going, traits for which Haflingers are known. Micah is very strong and sturdy and can carry a lot of weight, and he is short enough that side-walkers can easily assist a rider in need of support. Micah is a smart horse who loves to be around people and is a happy worker. He is our go-to horse when using the mechanical lift to transfer a wheelchair bound rider to a horse.

Do you have a horse to donate for the program?
It takes a special horse to be a program horse. Characteristics and considerations for a program horse include temperament, age, gait, health, sensitivity, among others. Donated horses require a two (2) week trial period, at which time they are evaluated for program use. For potential horse donations, please contact us at kentridingtherapy@gmail.com