Mini Horse Biographies
Calypso is our champion driving horse. He has won many regional awards in driving competitions when he lived in California. He is 17 years old and we brought him over to Kona from Riverside, California as part our generous gift from the Diebold Corporation. He’s learning to be a good therapy horse, but he likes to be on the move!
Peaches is our sweet, gentle mare. She is 12 years old and she can also drive a cart, but her favorite thing is to be petted and loved. She will put her head in your lap and practically go to sleep while you pet and scratch her. She is the perfect therapy horse and she especially likes going into nursing homes and special education classes where she enjoys all the attention she can get.
We think we should name him “Kolohe” (mischief in Hawaiian) because he is the newest and youngest member of our mini-herd and he is still learning how to be a good therapy horse. He is just 7 years old and he has an old shoulder injury, so we haven’t started training him to drive yet. We’ll have to see if he’s sound enough. But in the meantime, we are trying to teach him to be a good therapy horse too. He loves attention.