Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center

Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center
Colfax, North Carolina
Brandy a mare who lives and works at Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center, where she assists a team of therapists and instructors, to help riders with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities.
While a deserving Animaltarian, this entry unfortunately did not advance to the Finalist Round. View the Finalists

Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?

Meet Brandy: a 24-year-old mare who lives and works at Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center, where she assists a team of therapists and instructors, to help riders with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities. As the go to horse for riders with severe difficulties, Brandy’s reputation as an unwavering mount permeates throughout the community. However, her fortune has not always been great. Last Christmas Eve, Brandy suffered an injury to her eye that developed into a corneal ulcer. Staff and volunteers administered medicine through an IV every 4 hours for 4 months straight. However, eventually her vet recommended that her eye be removed. Although she would no longer be in pain, Brandy would lose her job as a therapy horse. Amazingly, through her extraordinary ability to effect change, Brandy’s eye was deemed healthy on the day of her surgery! Brandy has since reclaimed her position at Horsepower and continues to exceed all expectations making her our ideal Animaltarian.

If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?

If you are willing to help us even more, we would use the money for the care of our 14 therapeutic horses. Our horses, like Brandy require joint supplements, beet pulp, and other expenses than just grain and hay because of their age. These funds would be used for their special veterinary care.

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