Our Equine Assistants
Meet the wonderful horses who are the heart and soul of The Path of the Horse. Their well being is vital to us because we love them, respect them and they are special in so many ways.
Just like us, horses have their own truly unique personality. At The Path of the Horse, they live as naturally as possible in open paddocks and as an authentic herd. Horses feel safe as a herd and this is vital for their mental wellbeing. The herd teaches them how to be in relationship to other horses, how to communicate and how to co-operate with each other. There is so much we can relate to.
Horses have good days and bad and we always check on how they are before we ask them to do work with us. Some people come to us with a fear of horses, no one leaves feeling that way.
Sponsor a Horse
As a Registered Charity we are always needing help with money to look after our horses. It costs us approximately $3000 per annum to take care of a horse for feed and supplements, hoof care (monthly trim), rugs and other equipment, vet and dental etc. Sponsoring a horse helps us provide the support to the people who come to us. We have never said no to anyone irrespective their capacity to pay which quite often is not possible. The support of our sponsors makes a massive difference.
Badger - The leader
Badger is the leader of the herd. He is a big, strong Quarter Horse that does a wonderful job keeping his herd safe and calm. He has a strong sense of awareness along with a lot of spirit and kind heart. A beautiful horse to work with no matter what the circumstances and we respect him greatly. He just loves attention, steals the limelight and portrays a very healthy ego. Badger has the deepest and longest outbreath and his ability to teach us to self-regulate is profound. Aka, Badger the Magnificent!
Bundy - The War horse
Bundy had a very hard life prior to coming to us at The Path of the Horse, he knows trauma and abuse. We believe Bundy is a ‘Walker’ by breed like the horses the Australian Light Horse took to World War 1. He is a much-loved member of the herd for his ability to be so independent and different. He is a loner a lot of the time and doesn’t always seem to fit into the herd. Bundy tends to gravitate to and support those who have experienced a lot of trauma. If Bundy chooses to stay with you it is a feeling that you are unlikely to forget.
Proudly sponsored by the Daylesford RSL
Grace – the name says it all
Grace came to us as an 18 month old Quarter Horse Paint. Grace is maturing into an independent, strong, respectful mare who is an easy-going member of our herd. She is a beautiful horse to look at and Grace is not afraid to assert herself within the herd and she chooses people carefully.