Read more about our therapeutic horses by clicking on the images below.
On the left, Valkyrie is thin and timid after the harsh winter of 2016, when she arrived at Hidden Hollow. On the right, she stands proud a year later as the herd leader. Valkyrie ("Big V") can often be seen in other photos with the rescue horses, as she is the lead mare who greets all the newcomers. Valkyrie keeps the peace amongst the herd and leads them through their daily life. She stands sentry while the other herd members sleep or graze. Valkyrie was underfed and neglected after the harsh Idaho winter of 2016, when she joined us, but has made a complete turn-around into the proud quarter horse you see in other photos.
Izzy is our little rescue angel. She came to us as a yearling who needed a new home after her owner died. Izzy is calm, sweet, and in training to become a trail horse. Having lived in a barn her whole life, it was a lot of fun to set her free and watch her run at Hidden Hollow.
Eye See Blue was eight years old when she was roped out of a herd, completely unused to human contact. We are still working on taming her and getting her medically up to date. She is learning that human contact can be fun, especially when mom brings out the German horse muffins!
Omaha came to Hidden Hollow after her owner died, when she was four years old. She is making a full recovery from being pigeon-toed and lame, and is in training to become a trail horse for our veterans program. Her initial training at Hidden Hollow was accomplished by our first veteran participants in 2019!
Selene is a Tennessee Walking Horse in training to become a trail horse for our veterans riding program. She is the "class clown" who is full of personality and loves to be the center of attention.
Normandie is a Tennessee Walking Horse in training to become a trail horse for our veterans riding program. She survived a fractured elbow as a yearling, and has become a symbol of strength and endurance at Hidden Hollow.
Macy Gray is a quarter horse who is trusted for the most inexperienced riders. She is lovely on the trail, and she makes sure that even the most concerned rider has a pleasant time and learns to trust her.
Dakota is overcoming her past in the solace of Hidden Hollow. With the help of the veterans who choose to work with her, she is learning that humans can be trusted, that she can be "heard," and that she does have a "say" in what she does at the sanctuary.