Hekla also came flying over from Iceland. She spent a short time in another lesson program before being leased to us in 2020. She is still young, and occasionally reminds us that she is named after a volcano! Hekla is learning quickly and endlessly – learning to find her strength, learning to be attentive and patient with her riders, learning how to be the fantastic horse we know she will be.
Hekla still requires frequent training to teach her to be a good riding and therapy horse, and her growing body needs regular chiropractic care and bodywork to keep her feeling good. Also, Hekla has summer eczema, a severe allergic reaction that makes her itch herself raw without extensive care. We use different lotions and sprays to help her in the summer with this.