TRAV Therapy Horse of 2021
Royal is a 28 year old quarter horse paint who has been a member of Tackfully Teamed for 19 years. He was the pleasure and trail horse for Susan Warren, Tackfully Teamed’s Director. Susan and Royal had been partners for five years, doing pleasure and trail riding. Susan incorporated Royal into the program and it only took a few weeks for him to transition to new riders with disabilities. He has been a steady and reliable member of the team taking care of children making strange noises, unbalanced riders, riders with the effective use of one side only, riders ages 3 years to 80 years, riders with too much kick or no kick, riders with too much pressure or not enough pressure, riders with no hands or heavy hands. Royal takes care of all, giving them confidence and peace.
As Royal ages Susan has tried to let him retire.. Susan took him to another location with lots of grass to eat and rest, about three miles from Tackfully Teamed. The next morning Susan awoke to find him standing next to the barn. Royal is now back to work with a light schedule and is thriving. When he is not included in the lesson he stands next to the fence, watching and supervising. Congratulations to Royal,Susan and the Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy riders and supporters.