Digger was donated to our program by Janet Amelio. Unlike so many of our horses his is not a story of sorrow or hurt instead one of great love and care. His previous owner loved him dearly and to this day still comes out the ranch to visit and check on him. We are so thankful to her for bringing this wonderful gentleman to our program. He is a small horse making him perfect for the Hippotherapy program. Digger is mellow guy and often stands at his stall door waiting for treats. He does wonderfully in our Mental Health Program as he gets along with just about every horse and person he meets. He is aging but has maintained a straight back and strong build even at almost 30 years of age!
Digger stalls with Cheyenne, our oldest horse, and the two of them can be seen out on an empty pasture together as we do not turn Cheyenne out with the herd because she is blind. Sometimes the two of them are let loose to graze on the yard next to the arena or beside the house and when they are finished they let themselves back into their stalls. It's pretty cool!