2021 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Award Recipients

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2021 Runners-Up

Official Name: Bear Bryant
Birth Year: 1997 Gender: Gelding. Breed: Belgian Draft


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Inspire Equine Therapy Program
Bear is such an amazing equine assisted services horse. He is 24 years old now and started in my program, Inspire Equine Therapy Program, when he was 19. Before I purchased Bear he had many different careers from being a carriage horse in New Orleans to a 4H horse showing dressage. Bear is a 17.2 hand Percheron gelding and is the oldest and most kind horse in my herd. Bear is the rock of the program. He does everything. He takes riders to compete and win at Special Olympics, has riders from the most involved adults to the smallest 10 year old working with him. He also is so steadfast that he is the only horse I have that I can trust with our participants in our wheelchair accessible carriage. He loves to do everything. Since he is older, we want to keep his joints and body in the best health so it would be great if we could get him on Platinum Performance Joint supplement. He is our "Bear, Bear" and we could not have our program without him.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
Executive Director and owner of horse -- Melissa Yarbrough