Polly is a 20 year old brown bay quarter horse mare and is 15.1hh. Polly has been with PARDS for a total of 3 years working in both our therapeutic and public lessons. Polly began at PARDS as a leased horse and after seeing her excel in our programs, she was graciously donated to us in September 2018 by her previous owner Kathleen Joan Thors. Polly has a very quiet and calm demeanor so she is excellent for riders who are riding or meeting a horse for the first time and may be nervous. She is also a great horse for some of our riders who are transitioning into independent riding as she is understanding of mistakes and is very patient. Polly has a wide and smooth gait, this is ideal for riders who have Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease as balancing is less of a challenge but still allows them to build core strength and improve their balance. Her smooth gait also allows riders who experience Sensory Processing Disorder from over stimulation to relax.