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Meet Our Horses

Our horses are at the core of everything we do at Bella Terra Stables. They have come out of their retirement to uniquely serve as support members of our treatment team. 

They are the focus and heart behind all programs here at Bella Terra Stables.



Max came to Bella Terra Stables because he has asthma and was no longer able to work in the riding programs he'd been a part of for over 15 years. His cheeky demeanor and passion for eating makes him endearing and relatable to many of the kids in crisis who work with him.



Okie is the oldest member of our team and comes with a lot of experience. He worked in the Therapeutic Riding and Wounded Warrior programs, as well as our equine-assisted therapeutic program back in Washington DC before coming here to Murrysville. He is a sweet guy and gentle natured.

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Joey's gentle and unique way with children makes him our go-to for our youngest clients in crisis. Joey has a rare disease causing him to no longer have teeth which limits his ability to graze. His diet has to be very carefully planned out to keep him healthy.



Della is our lead therapist at the moment. She spent her career as a public trail horse and lost her job when the pandemic hit.

Because of her age, she did not have a place in other programs. She has a soft and very perceptive heart and is a go-to for anyone struggling with grief and loss.



Buttercup is the newest member of our herd but came with an abundance of love and patience. She has quickly demonstrated a natural talent and passion for helping humans in need and has stepped up to the plate with ease.



Cajun came to us for rehab for an injury to her foot. But as she healed, it became apparent that her loving and sweet nature made her perfect for the role of therapist. She has stepped into the position with grace and has shown many true empathy.



Fiona is our youngest team member and is a therapist-in-training. She is a great athelete and spent many years competing in shows in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. On a break from her show days, Fiona is working to see if being a therapist is a good fit for her.



When LittleBit was rescued from a situation of bad neglect. Her hooves were so long they were beginning to curl up, making walking difficult for her. Despite her past, she has risen to her new role and demonstrates that size doesn't matter in the arena.

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