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 shaped by their lived experiences. 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 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!
Sponsored by the Chandau Family
George stands at 16.3 hands. He is our only Warm Blood and our very gentle giant.
Given to us after a long competition career, George is extremely calm (a little lazy) self-paced and self-assured kinda guy. George is a wonderful confidence builder and a horse that we sometimes offer for those who choose to incorporate a mounted session. He is a big boy but he thinks he is little!
Belle and Montana
The Soul sisters
We can’t describe these fillies separately because there really is no one without the other. They have an amazing bond and we often say they are sisters from another mother. They have been inseparable since they came to us as very young fillies. They looked to Rocky for a calm and friendly role model until they decided it was just cool hanging out together. They are the same age and still not 5 years old.
Montana is a very curious and affectionate Quarter Horse, it’s just her way. Her personality is a wonderful support to people and she is one of our client’s favourites as she loves checking out people and loves a gentle brush too.
Belle is a fast rising Clydesdale who wants to be our lead mare. She loves to lay down in our sandy arena with Montana beside her and drift off to sleep. Preferably with her head in someone’s lap to keep her head out of the sand! Belle loves human affection and has such a gentle manner.
Dedicated to the memory of pvt jesse bird, AUSTRALIAN ARMY
Jesse is our ‘Buddha’ horse. Kind and calm and always curious. At 3 years of age this young Quarter Horse just loves people and has to be involved in everything! Left to his own devices he would walk in to the house and plant himself down on the couch I recon. He is calm, gentle, mischievous and enjoys human company. His specialty is showing us to be aware, in the moment. Breathe and be calm.
Sponsored by the Chandau Family
This beautiful horse was donated to The Path of the Horse. Cruise is a big and gentle Quarter Horse with two beautiful blue eyes and a kind and friendly nature. Cruise loves walks in the Wombat State Forrest and nothing worries this big fella and he is best friends with Bear and he is a lovely horse to work with.
Sponsored by James & Robin Walshe
Marble came to the Path of the Horse via a loving veteran family who wanted Marble to provide some of his magic to help others. He is part Clydesdale and has the most wonderful and chilled out personality and loves people. He has fast become a favorite of many who just love spending time with him.