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Ten Bears


Breed:  Draft Cross

(Percheron / Gypsy Vanner & Quarter Horse)

Gender: Gelding

Color: Piebald (Black & White)

Birthdate: January 17, 2008

Height: 14.2h

Ten Bears   "Bear"

Bear is a draft cross which means typically draft crosses are bred from a draft horse and smaller horse like a thoroughbred or quarter horse. He looks to have some Gypsy Vanner with a Percheron head.  Draft cross breeds are very common as they are stout and powerful yet compact in size.  

Bear came to Courage Rock in spring of 2023 with little trust of his surroundings and under saddle therefore he was perfect for the veterans program to help understand his needs and gain his trust with hours of ground work. He is eager to please and is a flashy mover and a generally good looking horse!

Bear is exclusively used for the veteran program and seems to enjoy ground work and participating in the drill team.  When he's not at work, he hangs out with his buddy Duke and looks forward to breakfast lunch and dinner with an occasional chase around the pasture.

      Breed Facts:

  • Gypsy Vanner, is a breed of domestic horse from the British Isles. It is a small, solidly-built horse of cob conformation and is usually piebald. 

  • The Percheron is a breed of draft horse that originated in the Huisne river valley in western France, part of the former Perche province, from which the breed takes its name. Usually gray or black in color, Percherons are well-muscled, and known for their intelligence and willingness to work.

  • The American Quarter Horse, or Quarter Horse, is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name is derived from its ability to outrun other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less; some have been clocked at speeds up to 44 mph.

  • The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed for horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit.


Our Mission is to engage and develop the relationship between humans and the therapeutic energy of a horse to strengthen the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of ones life.

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