Diamond was purchased in Pennsylvania last spring by Lea Edwards. Lea saved him from an auction and an unknown fate. She saw his gates (a Wonderful cantor, a bit fast but with training and time this gelding could become responsive)
Lea brought him to summer camp in Maine, where she directs equestrian activities.
At the end of summer after camp had ended, the horses in the summer program were heading to South Carolina to be in the fox hunting program at Lea’s farm. However just about the end of August, Lea and I met and I confided that I was looking for a second therapy horse.Lea mentioned Diamond.
So I met Diamond rode him loved his gates (especially his cantor) and was touched by his quiet gentleness.
So “Diamond in the Rough” is now at Ephphatha. He is 15 years old, 15.1 hand dark bay with two little white anklet socks on his back fetlocks.He arrived here end of September. He is a quiet, careful and introspective horse. We are beginning his therapy training, and he is doing well.He is acclimating to his new home and all the sights and sounds of our therapy farm.
Equipment such as walkers and motorized chairs and wheelchair ramps coming down and going up are all part of his education now! Little by little we approach all of his different assignments and so far he is able to handle these different sights and sounds.
All fall and winter he will receive this education and come spring we hope he will graduate into a first class therapy partner and provider and join our Bodie as part of our equine therapy team bringing healing and smiles to our members!
We will keep everyone informed of his progress so stay tuned!!!