EQUU8 Horsemanship and therapeutic riding

therapeutic lesson Horses — Help us by "adopting" a horse!

Nifty is a sensitive walk, trot, canter trail mare for our progressing riders.

Jack is as steady as they come, with a huge heart and a slow, gentle walk.

4/26/18: Hearts are broken over the untimely loss of our  teddy bear fjord horse, whose life took a turn from a sad situation with neglectful people to finding kindness & trust in us at EQUU8. His impact with trauma victims resonates to this day. He was only 15. We miss you, Thor.

Our therapy horses deserve the utmost respect for the work that they do for EQUU8. The EQUU8 Adopt-a-Horse program is a way to express your appreciation for one or more special members of our herd. Your donation of $800 or more helps pay for hay, grain, shoes, supplements, and veterinary care.

As an adoptee, you get:  • Visits and electronic updates during the year 

• Plaque bearing your name, horse, and adoption year to be placed on our arenas  

• Pictures with your horse for Christmas  • Thanks from our horses for your support!


Malibu is EQUU8's fashionista...a dainty palomino with tons of personality and sass.

ADOPTED in the name of Walker Zolna! Thank you!

4/17/17: Oh, the loss of this horse shook our world. A former ranch working horse, Bob carried our precious cargo, greeted guests at EQUU8 Murrieta, and made everyone feel at ease until he passed away at the ripe old age of 40. Thank you Alisa for sharing Bob with us!

Bravo is EQUU8's youngest horse currently working with our military program and advanced riders.

Scotty, aka Scotbot, is the class clown horse-dog at EQUU8.
ADOPTED! Thank you Liz & Ralph de la Ossa

The unshakable Smokey can carry our tiniest beginners and gives walk, trot, canter lessons.

in memory — our gone but not forgotten therapy Horses

Cherry is an 18 year-old rescued, gray Arab/Andalusian anything-goes kinda girl.