Lily Creek Farms Therapeutic Riding Center
Hi! My name is Duke. I laid down and couldn't get up! Turns out I had EPM, a very scary horse illness. A horse chiropractor, veterinarian, and equine masseuse saved my life. After 2 years of fighting the illness, I decided it was time to leave my earthly home on May 26th, 2018. My family started a memorial fund in my memory to help with the care and vet expenses for the horses at the farm. The fund is also in memory of the volunteers who have passed on too, Hayden Bevard and Mark Bakle. Our programs can not help people without our wonderful volunteers and very special horses.
I was a Belgian Draft horse. I made it to 24 years old, and was 18.2 hands tall and almost 2,000 lbs! I am thankful I was rescued from slaughter and became the first therapy horse here at Lily Creek Farms!
My Name is Amazing Grace (Gracie for short) and I am 26 years old. I am a quarter horse and am very happy to help at the farm. I used to only be used for our volunteers but after some work with our volunteers and staff I now get to help with the students here and I love it! I have a tendency to throw my head around a bit but will cuddle if you give me treats!
Hi there! My name is Luna, I am about 17 yrs. old and I was rescued by one of the farms friends and then donated to Lily Creek! I am a pony since I am so short and my rescuer knew how badly they needed a shorter smaller horse for the kids! I'm called a racking pony because I have a very smooth gait (that's what u call the way I walk and trot). When I first came here I had never had a treat like a carrot, apple or peppermint in my life!!!! But now I really enjoy them! I am now the main therapy horse and 75% of our students ride me! I am so thankful I can help so many students here and hope I continue to help more as we get more students!
My name is Dyani and I am one of the youngest (15 years old) therapy horses at Lily Creek Farms! I am a draft pony, part Percheron Draft and part Mustang, so I am very strong and very fast. I love it when I get to run fast! I was donated by a wonderful lady who wanted me to have a good job. I am thankful I ended up here! I love to cuddle, I am the first one to come see you when you come in the barn because I want some lovin' and some treats! Speaking of treats, I kinda really like to eat! I am so thankful that everyone here loves me so much and I get so many treats! (Although the staff says I am way too round) I say that I'm just pleasantly plump! When I first came to the farm I was still a bit spooky and scared of things like Hulu hoops, but I love to make the kids happy so I learned quickly! The team learned quickly that I don't like being a white horse and my favorite color is mud! I am thankful I will live out a long life helping people here on the farm!
My name is Dakota! I am a miniature horse, not a pony, but I wont get too upset if you call me a pony. I am 14 years old and came to the farm 5 years ago. I had never been around more then 1 human my entire life and never was outside of my farm and moving here was just scary and crazy! But the people here were so nice and they gave me lots of attention after I decided I wasn't scared of everything! Now they dress me up and take me to events and schools and nursing homes! Some times I can get upset after a long day of commotion but most days I just love the attention!
My Name is Ms. Piggy. I am a Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig. I weigh somewhere between 200 and 250 lbs. Unfortunately, no one can tell me how old I am, but they do know that at some point I was a house pet!!! Every once in a while I miss being in the house and sometimes I sneak into the Directors house when she's not looking! But I am a free range pig and get to go wherever I want all day long all over the property although usually you find me in my pen or hanging with the cats or sunbathing in the front yard! I get more attention from our students than the horses do and some of the students get to brush and oil me as a reward for a good lesson! I really like that! Every once in a while they do take me to events but I don't like going for rides I'd rather be home sleeping!
My Name is Ms. Lily. I am a baby mini Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig. I will only grow up to be about the size of a bassett hound!! I am super spoiled and live in the house! I love to follow my friend Izzy around the farm but sometimes I get sidetracked with yummy grass and plants easily! I pretty much do want I want all day long all over the property although usually you find me with Izzy or hanging with the cats or sunbathing in the front yard! I get more attention from our students than the horses do and some of the students get to brush and oil me as a reward for a good lesson! I really like that! I am supposed to be learning to walk on a leash so I can go to schools and events, but Id rather just be free!
My Name is Izzadora but I go by Izzy. I am a Bassador, which is a mix of Basset Hound and Labrador Retriever. I am the resident dog at the farm and I go to all of the events and visit the nursing homes and veterans at events. I LOVE to hang out with the students and parents and anyone who will rub my belly! Most of the horses don't even mind me laying right in the middle of the yard when they are working!
My name is Chance and I am one of the youngest (16 years old) therapy horses at Lily Creek Farms! I am a draft horse, Belgian with some Andalusian mixed in. I was rescued by Lily Creek and was severely neglected by my previous owners. I have many scars and a bad wound on my foot that isn't healing but I know the staff and volunteers are trying very hard to make me better.
They tell me I have an interesting personality. All I know is that I'm a big guy and I don't like to be alone, so I like to break down stalls, gates, and whatever else is in my way to get to my herd and my people. I heard someone say the last gate I broke was my last chance, but I'm not worried because I think they love me too much already to get rid of me!
My name is Sammi! I am the newest addition to Lily Creek Farms. I am a 12 year old Haflinger. I was rescued at a very young age and the lady who rescued me loved me so much she kept me as a pet until she could no longer care for me. I moved to another rescue and then Lily Creek Farms found me. I get bored sometimes and like to escape from the stall and barn and help my friends escape too! I really love my hay and I do love my job helping people as long as I dont have to work too hard!