Help A Retired Race Horse Become A Therapy Horse!

by The Center for Equine Assisted Wellness, Inc.
Mar 31, 2014

Welcome Spring!

Sandy and Alyssa during training day
Sandy and Alyssa during training day

Let me tell you...

I am so glad to say GOODBYE WINTER!

This has been the longest, coldest winter I can ever remember and I sure am glad that spring is on its way! We have Thoroughbreds to learn with!

Sandy (JC Say Halo Sandy) and Leon (JC Thundering Roar) are doing exceptionally well. Having them at Second Chance Thoroughbreds has made all the difference. Even in this cold, when very little serious work could be done, the horses are handled, worked with and loved, each and every day. They are quickly moving into new roles of healing partners, and we couldn't have picked two nicer horses! They each have gentle, yet inquisitive personalities, and they quickly adapt to varying experience levels. These are qualities we seek in therapy horses, and these two are simply perfect.

We will be hosting our annual Triple Crown Gala on June 6th this year, at the Endicott Visitor Center. The proceeds this year will be used to help support this growing program, as well as new programs for Veterans. The partnership of Veterans and War Horses is perfect. Each has lived their life in service to others, each will move on from that to civilian life. The transition may be simple, and it may be wrought with psychological and physical special needs that need patient and supportive care and intervention. We are thrilled to have joined the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program, and will be working with them to advance our programming for Veterans.

As this program starts to grow, we are just overwhelmed with gratitude to all of you who have stepped up to support these horses and the people who will heal and grow with them. We are so grateful to you all, and we cannot wait to share the success stories that will follow!

Many Thanks!

Colleen Cheechalk


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The Center for Equine Assisted Wellness, Inc.

Location: Maine, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Colleen Cheechalk
Program Director
Endicott, NY United States

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