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Danny Boy

Breed:  American Saddlebred

Gender: Gelding

Color: Light Bay

Birthdate: True date unknown; (Sgt.Dan Patron’s birthday w/Danny Boy’s approx. year); April 30, 2005

Height:  17h

Danny Boy


Danny Boy also came to us in October 2016 from Solid Rock Therapeutic Riding Center in Uniontown, OH. with his best pal Pawnee.


Danny Boy is a bay colored 17h Saddlebred gelding.   Danny started his life as an Amish cart horse then was sold to a slaughter stable in PA.   Danny was rescued by Solid Rock TRC  in June, 2013.   He was very sick and had to be quarantined for 6 weeks. Thanks to those who believed in him, he is healthy and happy and loves people.  Danny Boy is named in honor of Gold Star Family Frank and Kathy Patron’s fallen soldier and son; Sgt. Daniel J. Patron, US Marines.  Learn more about this amazing hero by watching Sgt. Dan's story in Collecting Sgt. Dan .

Danny Boy is used for the veterans programs and can only be ridden by the kids of 70 lbs or less.  He enjoys hand walks and stretch exercises.

        Danny Boy Facts:

  • Most likely because of his time spent in the "starve pen" he shows signs of anxiety during feeding time.

  • Danny Boy is taller than your average horse and he loves to hold his head high to remind you how tall and regal he can be.

  • Danny Boy’s favorite treats are carrots and apples only if cut in small pieces.

  • He has a lot of personality and I’m told by Sgt. Patron’s mother; best reflects her son’s personality.

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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