STAR Welcomes Timone

Posted on January 26, 2011 with No Comments

Jan 21, 2011, by STAR

Eric and Mechelle Barton, owners of LexLin Gypsy Ranch in Rockwood, TN presented Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, STAR with Timone, a Gypsy Vanner Gelding on October 9, 2010. Timone was introduced to the program during the summer and is currently training to become a therapeutic riding horse. Timone is adapting well to his new environment as STAR anticipates he will be a great asset to the program. As stated by Eric Barton, “Gypsy Horses are in their element when working with people who need an understanding and calm but capable horse that thinks through situations before responding rather than reacting too quickly to unexpected events.” “Timone is our first exposure to this breed and we are very impressed by his quiet, friendly demeanor. We are excited to have him as part of our team,” claims Lynn Petr, Executive Director of STAR. Petr adds, “He will especially be good for adult and heavier riders who require lots of assistance as he is not too tall, yet very strong. This combination allows our side walkers to reach the rider with ease.Timone will be perfect for our Horses for Heroes program which is designed to assist disabled Veterans.”

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