2021 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Award Recipients

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2021 Honorable Mention

Official Name: CJ
Birth Year: 1998 Gender: gelding. Breed: Paint Horse


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Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc.
CJ is a well-loved pony who has worked in Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship's program in LeRoy, NY for seven years. CJ is a humorous pony with tons of personality. He is used for rider evaluations, educational events, and therapeutic lessons. CJ adores snacks but is also very happy to work for hugs. His lips are always moving when he is working. CJ playfully rolls balls to other horses and riders. CJ is also known for photo bombing our Pony Tale video recorded book reading sessions. CJ made his "appearances" as volunteers read to a horse during the COVID lockdown.

CJ is getting older and is starting to show his age more. He has had two bouts with serious laminitis. One required specialized care from a farrier to fashion a set of glue on shoes. CJ wore Easy Cloud boots for a year after that. As he is aging, we watch what he eats carefully and want to be sure that CJ has the appropriate supplements. Our riders adore CJ. We want to keep this little guy happy and healthy as long as possible. Platinum Performance products may help him thrive in his senior years.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
CJ is a senior member of our equine therapy team. He participates in lessons, community events & socialization with riders and other horses. -- Rebecca Donohue