Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program in the West Valley
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Probably the most unique and saddest stories of all our horses, Shiloh came to us as a rescue horse. She was about 200 lbs underweight and malnourished. It took about 2 months before anyone was able to ride her.

As she got stronger, she started to really enjoy her job and loved being with the kids. It didn't take long for her to look and act like a new horse.

Born in 2001, Shiloh stands at 14 hands, which makes her the smallest horse in our herd.

Shiloh is currently sponsored by:

Donna Ruud

Poppy is a registered Quarter Horse who was originally bred to be a Halter horse. He has been doing mostly trail riding the last several years and leaving the show ring behind. He loves attention and likes to snuggle. Standing at 15.1 hands, he is the perfect size for kids and adults alike.

Poppy is currently "In-Training" to see if he likes being a therapy horse and if this is a good fit for his retirement. He arrived at the beginning of October and will continue his trial period until the beginning of January.

Poppy is currently sponsored by:

Dawn & Gregg Brown - Platinum Horse Sponsor

Samson is our gentle giant at almost 17 hands. He is an Andalusian Quarter horse mix, born in 1998. Samson started with Silver Lining in April of 2014, his kind personality, gentle soul and willingness to please has made him an excellent addition to the program.

Voted 2016 Horse of the Year!

Samson is currently sponsored by:

Cindi & Frank Course - Platinum Horse Sponsor

Lydia & Jerry Ilchena - Platinum Horse Sponsor

We Love Our Horses!!!!

Poppins a.k.a. "Poppy"

Indy is the class clown of the Silver Lining herd. He is a 20 year old Connemara/Quarter Horse mix who stands at 15 hands tall.

Indy is super sweet and super lazy. He loves to take it easy and go slow, as well as gobble up all his treats!

Indy is currently sponsored by:

The LaClair Family - Gold Horse Sponsor

Indiana Jones  a.k.a. "Indy"


Bar is a registered Quarter Horse from Canada, who is becoming a "Snowbird." He will be with us in the winters and head back in the summers. Bar is a ranch horse that worked cattle for years and still continues to play around with cows during the summer. He has since retired to a grandkid horse and enjoys every minute of it.

Bar started with Silver Lining in October of 2017 at the ripe age of 21, making him the oldest horse in our herd. 

Bar is currently looking for a horse sponsor.


Very few horses have the right temperament to be a therapeutic riding horse. Only the best horses are chosen for this very special job, given the best care, and allowed to bring big smiles to our amazing clients. We are proud of them and their unique ability to adapt and help all the humans around them.

Each potential horse goes through a 90-day trial basis in order to determine if they are a good fit for our riders and if they love their new job. If you are interested in donating a horse to our herd, please email us with all your horses history, physical information and your contact information, or fill out the Horse Donation Form.

We are always looking for Horse Sponsor Partners! Check Out the Horse Sponsorship Package.



​Meet the youngest member of the Silver Lining herd. Athena is six years old and was rescued from slaughter.

One of our staff fell in love with her while at a rescue in California. She was originally sent to be a recipient mare (surrogate), but was rejected and ready to be shipped to slaughter when a rescue stepped in and saved her. Once here in Arizona, she started her training. Athena likes to be lazy, but she loves attention and grooming. Most of all, she loves treats! 

Athena is going through an additional training course for this year to include horse shows, but should return to SLR next year.

Athena is currently sponsored by:

Amanda & Davis Hart



Lexi is another snowbird from Canada. She is about a 14 year old Appaloosa. 

Lexi loves attention and working. Her favorite speed is stop while soaking up the sun. She enjoys working the kids and showing off her beautiful hair. 

Lexi is currently sponsored by:

​Donna Ruud - Diamond Sponsorship