Donate your horseOne big hoof for man, one giant leap for humanity
The majority of the horses in our programs have been generously donated to Dayspring
Donating a horseProspective Horse Form
If you are interested in considering Dayspring as a home for your horse, please complete the Prospective Horse Form and we will contact you to learn more about your interest and your horse. Send all completed forms to [email protected]
What makes a great Therapy Horse?
Age: Between 8 years and 16 years
Height: 14-16 hands tall.
Temperament: Calm and easy to train/handle
The horse should be obedient to both voice and leg signals, quiet and well-mannered on the ground and accepting of assistive devices and equipment. The horse must work easily in hand, and tolerate one or two people walking and trotting beside it.
What is life like for a Dayspring Horse?
Our horses will typically serve two participants per day, three-four days per week. They receive routine hoof care, vaccinations, regular deworming and dental care.
We ensure that if there are no lessons, they have exercise but mostly, their life will be spent in small herds on our two large paddocks and forests. They will always have access to shelter available in three sided sheds. Daily care and feeding are provided by the barn staff and volunteers.