2022 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Award Recipients

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2022 Honorable Mention

Honey (AKA Velvet)
Official Name: Honey
Birth Year: 2004 Gender: Mare. Breed: Quarter


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Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center
Honey is a 18-year old Quarter Horse and she is one of the original herd members at Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center. Adopted from a rescue, Honey came to our program when we opened ten years ago as young, green mare. It quickly became evident that what she lacked in experience she made up for with kind heartedness. One of the founding members of the herd, Honey is involved with every new program we introduce. Her calm, quiet demeanor makes her uniquely suited for this type of work. At about 15 hands, she is both large enough and small enough to make every rider feel comfortable. One of Honey’s greatest achievements is working with riders who use wheelchairs. When we started a program with a local residence where everyone used a wheelchair, Honey was the first horse the participants met and rode. She was always patient and kind. Even when the riders had tight legs due to Cerebral Palsy, or held onto her mane too tightly because of nervousness, Honey stayed calm and reassuring. Honey also works with riders who have spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Standing patiently as the we use the mechanical lift to transfer riders from their wheelchair onto Honey’s back, she never flinches. Honey knows her job is important and the riders she carries trust her to take care of them. I know everyone says their horse is the best, but Honey embodies everything a therapeutic riding horse should be, she surely is one in a million!
As Honey ages she is starting to show stiffness and body changes that are typical of aging horses. Honey would definitely benefit from the addition of Platinum Performance joint supplements and complete body supplements.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
I am the Program Director at Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center. I have been employed at Whispering Manes since we opened ten years ago and Honey is one of the original herd members. -- Robin Bramson