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Meet The Horses

Black and White Pintabian

I’ve been at Rolling Hills as long as I can remember. I’ve had many different people work with me through my youth which has prepared me for my new job as a therapy horse. I’m a fun loving guy that gets bored easily. I love to be moving, playing with something or being entertained by the people in my life. I have a really big walk and trot which keeps my riders entertained and helps build core strength and balance quickly.

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain

Looking for a sponsor.

Blue Roan Quarter Horse

I’ve spent most of my life cutting cows and going out on the trail. I’m a vital part of the RAD equine family since I’m the perfect horse for riders moving towards independence. I listen to light cues from them and respond quickly but I’m still forgiving and understanding if they get confused when asking me to do something. I always keep my cool which allows me to be a great show horse for our independent riders. I’m excellent at games and western dressage too.

For one to fly, one only needs to take the reins. ~Melissa James

I’m sponsored by Shea Realty.

Princess Poppy
Welsh Pony

Little kids are my specialty, which is good since I’m not the biggest horse on the block. I take my craft of teaching young riders seriously and I love every minute of it. So much so, I often consider climbing into my rider’s cars to go home with them. I’ve done it all, shows, lessons, trails, nothing phases me. Come visit and braid my mane and tail, it’s one of my favorites!

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~Christopher Reeve

I’m sponsored by San Diego Woman’s Club.

Sought Bai

I retired from the track with every plan of becoming an excellent competition horse, however, I have some health issues that will prevent me from becoming highly competitive. Lucky for me, I’m flexible about my future career, I like to go with the flow, stay steady and calm and enjoy snuggles, (unless someone brushes me too hard, I can be a bit dramatic about that), so I’m trying out therapy horse life. I LOVE people, they are my favorite, especially kids. I love going slow to keep them safe (I wonder why I never won any races?), and happily ignore mixed signals since signals usually mean more work, boo. While I’m not a fan of my equine barn mates, I’m more than fulfilled taking care of the people in my life. Just don’t use a curry comb on me please! I prefer to be toweled off, I’m sensitive!

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. ~Alexander Den Heijer

I’m sponsored by Lynn Elliott.


I have worn many saddle pads in my lifetime. I pride myself on doing everything I do well, and always take care of the people in my life. I was raised by my loving owner, who always wants the best for me. Now that I’m ready to slow down, I’m ready to teach others how to ride correctly and safe. Even though I’m blind in one eye, that doesn’t slow me down. I’m happy to jog around the arena slowly and carefully while my rider learns to post, or just walk around while they are learning how to ask me to turn. I’m patient, kind and ready for anything.

We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. ~Mr. Rogers

I’m sponsored by San Diego Woman’s Club.

Bay Quarab

My life has been dedicated to teaching riders, young and old how to ride. I was a beloved lesson horse for years before getting my loving family. They realized I wasn’t ready for retirement and decided to share me with RAD. I love getting to take care of my riders, teaching them how to grow in confidence and skill (even if I have a bit of sass when doing it). I’m as steady as they come and don’t know how to do anything but support my riders by providing what they need.

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they learn. ~ Albert Einstein

I’m sponsored by Patti and Robert Whisler.

Chestnut Quarter Horse

I’ve lived a fantastic, adventurous life with my family but as I’m getting older it’s time to slow down. I’ve done backpacking in Montana, I love going to the beach, I can do trail challenges, gymkhanas…insert thing you would do with a horse, I can do it! My kind, gentle nature really comes out when I’m around young riders, I love to take care of them and help them learn and grow. I love taking naps while getting groomed and snuggling with anyone willing to snuggle.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller

Fjord Horse

I’ve been told you can feel the love I express towards everyone just by standing around me. It’s true that I’m happiest when I’m surrounded by people. Whether you are riding, grooming, styling my mane or learning horse parts, I’m the horse for you. I am as wide as I am tall so I can take care of the smallest riders or adults, being the size I am, gives me the chance to work with everyone, which is how I like it. If you need some horse love, I’m always ready to snuggle.

I am different, not less. ~Temple Grandin

I’m by sponsored by Jake LeClair and the San Diego Jewish Academy.

Dutch Warmblood

If you’re looking for some entertainment at the ranch or some overwhelming love come meet me! I LOVE people and attention and playing with things and eating things, I like a lot of stuff. Except moving fast, which is why I’m so good at my job. I used to be a dressage horse, thanks to my previous owner wanting what was best for me, I’m now happy as a therapy horse. I enjoy getting groomed, pet, loved on and trail rides.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~E.E. Cummings

Your Best Guess

I was born and raised at Rolling Hills, I’ve been preparing my whole life for this job and I’m so excited to be on TEAM RAD. I’m super playful and smart so having a job where I get to meet different people and do all kinds of different things is perfect for me! I’m told I’m super fancy but I don’t pay attention to that, I just want to have people to play with. One of my favorite things is to play chase around the round pen with whoever is willing. When I have a rider I prefer slow and steady to anything quick, I’ve got a rhythmic, easy to ride walk and trot that really helps my riders build physical strength and learn to ride.

I believe things cannot make themselves impossible ~Stephen Hawking

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