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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.

Bay American Morgan Horse

My best trait is my ability to make people laugh. I love to play games! Soccer, carry the cone, eat the hula hoop/cone/mailbox are among some of my favorites. I started out doing saddle seat and western pleasure when I was younger. I was even Reserve National Champion in Hunter Pleasure! Now I’m learning dressage and a little jumping. I enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve gained in the show ring to help advance my riders.

In the middle of a difficulty lies an opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

I’m sponsored by Lynn Elliott.

Miniature Donkey

I may be small but I am mighty! I was rescued by RAD to become a therapy donkey and I’M A NATURAL! My favorite thing in the world is spending time with people. (I think I might be one but everyone thinks I’m a donkey). I have big plans for my future and have come up with some new ways I can reach out to the special folks that come out to visit with me.

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. ~Helen Keller

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

Looking for a sponsor.


If you can’t tell from the photo, I’m a pretty happy horse. I love to smile for everyone to see. I’m incredibly smart and I always want a job to do. My favorite is taking care of riders that are learning; I’m patient, kind, and LOVE to carefully take them all over the arena where they direct me. I have past experience doing therapy lessons so this is old hat for me. If you need a horse incredibly smart, that’s done it all, and has a sense of humor I’m the horse for you!

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

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