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Looking For A Few Good Horses




Lexington, KY -- Could your horse dramatically improve someone’s life?  Central Kentucky Riding For Hope (CKRH), located at the Kentucky Horse Park, is looking for a few new horses to be donated to their life-changing therapeutic riding program. 


The horses will be ridden by children and adults, some of whom have severe physical and emotional challenges, so it is imperative that the horses be willing and able to work within certain parameters. 


Horses for two different jobs are needed:  hippotherapy horses (hippotherapy is a treatment that uses the multidimensional movement of the horse; from the Greek word "hippos" which means horse) and therapeutic riding horses. 


The ideal hippotherapy horse is 14.2-15.2 hands, age 8-14.  His movement should be rhythmical, symmetrical, with a clear four-beat walk showing over-tracking.  Ideal history would include first-level dressage, with long-lining or driving experience.


The need at this particular time in therapeutic riding is a horse with the ability to carry 250 pounds comfortably at a walk, trot and canter, not be over 16 hands, age 7-19.


For either job, the horse should have no history of unsoundness (a rider with a disability does not need a horse with a disability!).  He should be sweet, lovable, accepting of multiple handlers and a changing environment, and patient with inexperienced riders.  He must be sound at the walk, trot, canter, and in good general health.


Anyone with a horse who meets these qualifications, and willing to donate to this vitally important program, please contact CKRH at 859-231-7066 or email  Be prepared to share the horse's background and health records.  To learn more about CKRH, click on

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