New faces at star
You may have noticed we have several new faces around the office at STAR. If you haven't had a chance to meet them yet, be sure to stop by and say "Hi!"
The horses of STAR
It’s been a busy year so far for our STAR herd!
February welcomed Thor to our herd of minis. He helped keep Hodie company as we waved goodbye to Honey and Flash who traveled to their retirement home where they now live with former STAR pony Jitterbug and a lovely family.
March saw Traveler try a career change from trail riding to therapeutic riding. He has settled into the change of scenery from North Carolina to Tennessee quite nicely and his sweet personality has won everyone over.
May welcomed several additions to the herd. Charlie traveled across the state from Memphis to join us. A former show horse who sustained an injury and needed a step down, he has settled in nicely! Then Smartie traveled to us all the way from Florida. A former hunter/jumper, he is enjoying retirement in therapeutic riding.
June saw the retirement of Bentley, one of our minis who now lives with a former staff member! We also welcomed a young addition to our lesson herd, Spirit. He is still learning the ropes but has a lot of potential! We also said a hard goodbye when our beloved Dagur crossed the rainbow bridge at the age of 33. In his 9 years at STAR, he touched many lives and we are grateful for the time we got to spend with him.
July welcomed our newest horse in training, Paint. Fall will be his first session with STAR but he is fitting right in!
August saw our mini Nemo retire. He now spends his days as a companion to another mini at the home of a former volunteer. Just a few short days later we welcomed our latest addition to the herd, Lightning. With a personality as big as his forelock, we have high hopes he will do well here at STAR!
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