Meet the Crew

Bullet

I am the newest member of the equine therapists at LyonHeart. Although my birthplace is Centralia, Missouri, I have been a Nebraskan for the past several years. My previous job was at a feedlot in Erickson, Nebraska. In my spare time,  I was teaching a little girl to ride.

My registered name is NM Baker Man (#5012012), however, I prefer to be called Bullet.  As a registered quarter horse, my daddy's name is Whisky Otoe (#2250542) and my mama is Pattys Lil Classic (#3387723).

The coolest thing is that I am a cousin to a horse (Meg) that my farrier (Bill Potter) once owned.  Unfortunately, she has gone on to greener pastures.

I am liking my new life life and new friends at LyonHeart EAL. They have this cool food, they call treats.  I cannot decided if my favorite is carrots, watermelon or the homemade molasses cookies.

In Memory of Frosty

Born: March 17, 1998

Died: June 23, 2018

Frosty was one of the original members of the Equine Therapist Team.  His journey to us was one with its own challenges.  As a young colt, his ears were frost-bitten during a spring snowstorm.  His unique history earned him the name “Frosty.”  While he was part of our continued success, he also tested the limits.  He loved to be the feisty one, challenging everyone around him, including me!  However, he will always be remembered as part of our story’s beginning as a non-profit.  We will always miss his presence!  May he enjoy greener pastures in heaven.

JB

The Official Greeter

I’m the first one to welcome you to our amazing nonprofit!  I’m a eight-year-old black lab (along with a few unknown breeds).  My namesake is JB Mauney, a two-time world championship winning professional bull rider.  Mauney won the World Championship in 2013 and 2015.  He was also quoted as saying, “I love what I do, so it’s not really work for me.”  I feel like this sums up my entire attitude about what we do!  I also love my job of being the first friendly face you see!  Mauney also overcame a lacerated liver and broken ribs to ride bulls again in just four months.  Even though his doctors told him it would take him eight months!  I like to think that I share this rugged sense of determination and purpose!

Heart of Bleau

Equine Therapist

Greetings from the tallest member of the team.  Chantey Walker made the decision to donate my services to LyonHeart EAL in August of 2018. They call me the "Gentle Giant" or "Long Neck" because of my height, just over 16 hands high or 64 inches! But don't let my tall stature fool you, my demeanor is still very gentle.  The height comes in handy when reaching over the fence for that yummy grass. As you can see from my picture, I am quite talented at this!

I was born on May 29, 2005 in the state of Washington. My parents were named Bleau Onyx and La Deuce. I have quite the family history. Champions run in my family! My grandfather was a thoroughbred racehorse in Europe. I am a registered American Quarter Horse (#4725067), which means I am three-fourths Quarter Horse and one-fourth thoroughbred.  Because I am an American Quarter Horse, I excel at sprinting short distances, Not to brag, but I can outrun most of my fellow equine therapists! In fact, some American Quarter Horses have been clocked of speeds up to 55 m.p.h.

Mango

Equine Therapist

I come in a small package but have a big personality!  I’m 11years old.  My owners tell me I look and act like a Morgan.  A Morgan is a horse with excellent characteristics; including being sure-footed, hardy, and having a great temperament.  They are also most suitable for beginners and children.  I think my owners have it spot on!  I love being around children and will be one of the first in line to make some new friends.  At first glance you may mistake me for a mini horse, but I’m actually a pony.  I’m proud to be associated with the Morgan breed of horses.  They were also one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States!

Star

Equine Therapist

 

I’m the other resident pony here at LyonHeart and I am twelve years old.  I have some advantages over my equine cousins.  Ponies like me are usually stockier and stronger than horses.  We also have thicker manes and coats to help protect us from the cold.  This comes in handy during our cold Nebraska winters!

Like my fellow equine therapists, I’m also considered highly intelligent.  Although, at times, my owners have confused this with stubbornness.  I just had to go on record to correct them!  We also have a resident mama horse named Misty.  I like to think I’m a miniature version of her.  Nuzzling and hugs are my favorite hobby!

Misty

Equine Therapist

I am the resident mama horse in charge here at LyonHeart.  When you come to visit, you’ll find me spending my days keeping all of the little ones safe.  I’m also one of the original equine therapists - a donation from Mick and Angie Nelson.

At 19 years old, I have a lifetime of accumulated horse wisdom and innate mothering instincts.  My natural color is black, but my mama was registered as a Paint.  Although I didn’t get the Paint coloring from my mama, I did inherit some great characteristics.  The Paint breed is known for its pleasant temperament and ability to adapt to owners of all experience levels.  This makes me a natural at the whole nurturing and empathy thing!