The Gift of Giving
Therapeutic Programs offered:
Therapy (physical and occupational)
Each year, Chastain Horse Park seeks to raise over $600,000 to provide subsidies and needs-based scholarships for individuals in our Therapeutic Program. The need for Equine Assisted Services in the Atlanta area continues to grow. Georgia has a significantly larger percentage of individuals with functional disabilities (mobility, cognition, independent living, vision and self-care) than the national average across all segments.
Chastain Horse Parks is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
HELP A HEALING HORSE
Our Healing Horses are used in our Therapeutic Program.
Sponsoring a Healing Horse ensures its care for an entire year
Our equines work hard every day to care for us, let's care for them.
$15,000 ........................................... all costs for one year
We also accept equine donations. For information regarding possibly donating a horse please review this helpful document outlining criteria we look for in choosing appropriate equine partners. If you think you have a horse that would be suitable please email firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Beauty and I’m a 13.1 hand black pony gelding. Nice to make your acquaintance. You may notice the white splotches all over my face and body…fun fact, I wasn't born with those. My former owner originally loaned me to CHP but quickly realized what a difference I was making and how much of an impact I could make in this new chapter of my life. She officially donated me in January 2020 and I made fast friends both with two and four legs. I may be small but when it’s time for dinner my personality turns quite large.
I'm a little chestnut gelding that's been at CHP for almost a decade. As a naturally energetic horse, the heat doesn't really affect me. That makes me really popular with the instructors during the summer. I'm also able to teach a wide variety of students. I'm told that I provide great lateral movement which is important for many of the patients receiving therapy here.
Hi, my name's Willow and I do a lot of jobs around here. I was born in 2009 but I've got the mind of an older horse. I'm patient, thoughtful, and quiet so I'm perfect for everyone to learn on -- both in our lessons program and therapeutic program. I can jump or I can be lead. I'm happy either way. I have a brand on my hip of the GA state outline and an H in the middle.
My official name's Whitehall Lady Liberty, but you can call me Libby. I was born July 4, 2003, hence my registered name. I'm a Morgan, one of the first American horse breeds, and we're known for being smart and strong. I'm great at teaching because I always make sure my riders are paying attention. My liver chestnut coloring and silver strands of hair in my mane and tail make me look super shiny. I appreciate north Georgia weather because I was allergic to the bugs further down south.
What’s up everyone! My name is Hudson aka King Poco Hudson. I’m the youngest horse in the Therapeutic herd. I’m a gorgeous bay with flawless hair. I do a lot of jobs around Chastain Horse Park. I may be young (DOB 3/25/2012) but I’m a great horse for everyone to learn on, which is why I get to be used in both programs – therapeutic and lessons program. Even though I pin my ears from time to time, I’m actually very sweet & love to be hand walked around the property.
I'm a Quarter Horse gelding born in 2004 with wisdom beyond my years. I can always tell what level of rider I have on my back, and I make sure to treat them accordingly. I've been involved with both the therapeutic program and the lesson program over the years. I'm currently the only palomino at CHP which is a status I quite enjoy because my flashy golden color attracts lots of attention.
Hello! I’m Hank the Holsteiner. I’m one of the only horses in the Therapeutic herd that’s been over seas. I was born in Germany and made my way to the United States at a very young age. I even have proof of my heritage on my left flank. If you look closely, you’ll see my brand. I have always been an old soul & I absolutely love taking care of my riders, no matter their age.
Hola, my name is Pumpkin and I'm guessing I was named that cause I do kinda look like a Pumpkin -- chestnut and very round. While I might look rotund and I walk a little funny from an old injury, I used to be quite the Argentine polo pony and can still keep up with the others just fine. I'm used to lots of activity on and around me during polo matches. This experience has prepared me to do great work in the therapeutic program where some riders get excited or upset and need a minute to calm down. I'm sweet as can be, and my favorite thing on earth is cuddling up to humans.
Howdy, my name is Santana. I'm an Appaloosa. I recently joined the herd in September of 2021. Appaloosa is an American horse breed developed by the Nez Perce people best known for its colorful spotted coat pattern. I was born in 2009 and am learning the ins and outs of being a "city horse".
Hola, I’m Gabby an Argentine Polo pony. I’m a part of the CHP retired polo pony club along with my gal pal Pumpkin. I may not look like my other polo girlfriends because I still have my long luscious mane locks – I was voted best hair at CHP! I’m loving my job at Chastain. I also happen to be one of the favorites in the Hippotherapy sessions. My face gets itchy in the summer but a cool bath and some grooming from the humans makes me feel better. You can usually find me hanging out in the paddock with Pumpkin, swatting flies with our tails and munching on hay.
Friends, my name is Ace and I'm a Quarter Horse working in the therapeutic program. After spending some time hanging out in a pasture in Madison when my owner went off to college, I got bored and found a new hobby-helping people with special needs. I enjoy this new job. Participants groom me, ride me and teach me--what's not to love! My owners have a lease agreement with CHP and I'm in great hands. I like to be around four-legged and two legged friends. I'm very relaxed and many notice that my lower lip tends to hang. A low hanging lip is the universal sign of a happy, docile horse, along with a lowered head and the eyes half closed.
Like most of my friends here, I'm also a registered quarter horse gelding. Despite my name, I'm a pretty laid back guy, and not at all rebellious. That's because I have the best job in the barn. I get to wear a comfortable western saddle and go on regular sensory trail rides. I have bad allergies but CHP takes good care of me and makes sure I'm comfortable and my skin care regiment is maintained. I am a "1997 model" so getting up there in years but feel fantastic, must be something they put in the water around here ;)
Some like to call me big Benny, I'm not tall but stout. I've worked across programming at CHP starting in the public lessons, then a boarder horse/privately owned and now i'm back moving and grooving in the therapeutic and public lessons program. The variety of work has kept me on my toes and keeps my brain engaged and body conditioned.
Dude, my name's Dawson and I'm diverse because I work in the public lessons program and therapeutic program. I fancy myself as a jack of all trades. I've been there done that, taught countless people how to canter, go over cross rails, ride independently and so much more. I'm easy going, laid back and make a point to be cheery while I work.
Salutations. I hope my name, Starbuck, doesn't deter you from riding me. I do have a star facial marking but no buck ;) Also, no relation to the coffee company. I'm very gentle and kind. I'm crossbreed between a Quarter Horse and Arabian. My stature is petite but I'm packed with personality. I enjoy a free longe and dislike baths and bugs. I was born in 2003, the same year the Human Genome Project was completed.
You can help make a difference in people's lives as they heal through horses.
Each year, our Therapeutic Programs provide more than 5,200 life-changing sessions to our riders. Accomplishing this requires the support of volunteers to fill the 225 volunteer-hour slots each WEEK.
Serving ages 2 to 80, our programs are dedicated to empowering and healing our riders physically, mentally and emotionally.