The real heroes! 

We would love to introduce our team, the horses that make our program possible. Meet Shamrock, Tanita, and Tunes. We also tip our hats to our angels who have crossed the rainbow bridge to horse heaven.  We will remember you always.  



Registered Quarter Horse

15 Years with Hooves

Shamrock belonged to a young girl at the barn where I used to train.  She rode English and used him for showing.  She was going away to college, and was planning to sell him. He had such bad arthritis he could not be sold so they decided to donate him in 2005. Hooves has paid for injections in his joints regularly to keep him comfortable, but lots of walking is the best treatment!  Being a therapy horse has been the perfect job for him. 

I have owned Shamrock for 15 years, and he is a big Labrador!  He loves having his tummy scratched and his favorite thing to do is ride the trail!  He is a gentle giant.  



Registered Norwegian Fjord

Has been with Hooves since Fall 2014

Carolyn Conner, the coach of Morning Star Vaulters, has been kind enough to share this gem with us!  Tanita has been a vaulting horse for 10 years on the Morning Star Vaulting Team.  She is used for summer camp at Morning Star and has training in English riding, jumping and has done many parades.   She is now 24 years old and being retired to Hooves!  Thank you, Carolyn, for letting us enjoy her!

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Moon Tunes

Registered Paint

Has been with Hooves since July 2018

Tunes is a 30 year old paint that was trained by Hailey Byars at Morning Star Farm.  He has done English, jumping, lessons, camps and is an all-around sweetheart!  Thank you, Joan Murphy for letting us use him for our program! 


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Our angels...

Skip gave nearly ten years of his life to Hooves for Harmony. He was a wonderful therapy horse and a member of the family.  He is dearly missed, and made a difference in the lives of many, many children.

Rocky was Hooves for Harmony's very first therapy horse!  He was a rescued from horrible abuse and had to be rehabilitated to trust people again.  He spent 15 years working with children and connecting to people in a way that is hard to explain.  He was cuddly and loved attention. He was loved deeply by many riders and volunteers. He will never be forgotten.  


Sisco spent the last five years of his life as a beloved Hooves for Harmony horse.  Sisco was patient, kind, and loved children.  He is sorely missed.