Meet the Horses and Staff


Sophie and Skip

Skip is a Paint gelding who has been a part of the therapy program since its beginning in 2009. Although he does not enjoy snuggling, he is a steady ride with a calm attitude.

Sassy is everyone’s favorite pony. She knows how to give every rider that “just-right” challenge. She loves to snuggle.

Ebony is the first horse donated specifically as a therapy horse. Her kisses and kind attitude bring a lot of joy to our visitors.

Rosebud is a shorter butterscotch coloured horse. More on her coming soon… 



Kirsta Malone, OTR/L—Chief Executive Officer
Kirsta began her business as Green Goose Acres, offering typical riding lessons to six children in 2004. In 2009, she earned a status of Level II Therapist in Hippotherapy and began treating patients. Since then her business has tripled and there is a waiting list of people who choose her services. In hopes to serve a larger population year-round, Kirsta developed Healing H’Arts.

Cyndy Washburn—PATH certified instructor
Cyndy has been working with people who have disabilities for more than 20 years in various capabilities. She achieved her PATH certification in 2013 and has been volunteering in one program while directing another. She looks forward to expanding her clientele in the near future.