The Redmond Firefighters Benevolent Fund has started sponsoring a therapeutic working horse at the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.
The center, which is located in Redmond, takes in rescue horses who have been abused or neglected and rehabilitates and trains them to become riding horses.
In a press release from the firefighters’ fund, firefighter Mike Navarro explained why they began sponsoring the horse, Victor.
“It’s our way of giving back to the community,” he said. “We saw the incredible work that was being done at the Little Bit Therapeutic riding Center in Redmond and it was an easy decision to help with that work by sponsoring Victor.”
The sponsorship will help the horse stay fed, pay for medications and vet and farrier services and for indirect costs associated with the training and facility maintenance. Victor will eventually provide more than 400 therapeutic rides for participants in the program.
Victor is an 18-year-old Percheron gelding that is 16.5 hands tall and who was been with the rescue since 2015.