Gaitway supports  Special Ability HorseManShip Program, operating near Penhold, Alberta.


Without  horses there could be no program. 

The Horses are uniquely trained  and are experienced with people of all ages and abilities. The horses are very familiar with equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other mobility aids 

We need YOU to help support our wonderful equine friends. 


​​​Whoopie is 26 years young! A great age for a horse. She is a Fox-trotter mare. She loves the riders, especially the ones that like to get into a nice slow lope!  Whoopie came to us a few years ago with some fears and uncertainties. She has developed into a very calm loving mount for our riders. Whoopie is the horse that faithfully carries the special saddle to enable our riders with balance issues to ride.   

Ways to ​Support the Equine Teachers, 

  • Click on  "I LOVE HORSES" button to go to Paypal (you do not need an account, just a credit card)
  • E-Trans also accepted to email  gaitwayeq@gmail.com
  • Checks made out to Gaitway To Equine Experiences can be mailed to the address below.
  • Cash can be handed to any board member.


Thank you for your support! 

​​Twinkle is 7 years old. She has been with us for about a year and is starting to settle in to do her work. She is great for riders with a little more experience and need to advance in their riding skills. Twinkle is a Rocky Mountain Horse with a smooth 4-beat gait.  Twinkle is a pretty, smaller black mare.  

Introducing the Program  Horses.

Nugget and Champ are upcoming horses for the program. Nugget is 4 years old and Champ is 3 years old.  Both are Rocky Mountain geldings with very smooth gaits. Nugget has given a few rides in the arena and Champ is learning how he needs to behave! . Both love attention and being with people. They are being indroduced to all the activity and equipment that is needed and are handing it very well.  It takes time and maturity along with training to get the horses to where they need to be to be suitable for our riders with special needs. These 2 are going to be great! 

Whoopie

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Age: 26 

Breed: Fox Trotter

Cost for each horse: approximately $400 a month. See the cost  breakdown at the bottom of the page. 

Support a Horse

With your support horses will be well maintained. These funds help with board (including hay) supplements of minerals or extra feed, hoof triming and/or vet and dental care. Your support at any level is very much appreciated. 


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Costs per month breakdown:

Board/Hay: $183.75

Trimming: $45

Vet & Dental: $40

Supplement: 20.00

Tack repair/maintenance: $50

Lease fee: $70

Total per horse each month: $408.75 

Age: 7 years

Breed: Rocky Mtn. Horse 

Cherish

Age: 16

Breed: Rocky Mountain / Quarter Horse 




Twinkle

​​Cherish is 16 years old. She is in her prime and loves being with so many different people. Besides working with people her other "hobby" is working with cattle. She is a very versatile horse.  Cherish is 1/2 Rocky Mtn. Horse and 1/2 Quarter horse.  Her nice smooth 4-beat gait is a joy to ride. Besides a sweet personality is is a very pretty horse!  

Wranger (top left)  and Bandit (bottom left) love to be with people!  While small in stature, they are big in personality. Wrangler loves to pull the cart and let the "drivers" learn to drive. Bandit is a bit shyer, he enjoys being brushed and taken for walks. Both just enjoy being there  to help clients learn to brush, lead, and how to act around horses. Wranger is 12 year old and a appoloosa mare. Bandit is 14year old Paint gelding.