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July 2014  Honey, 1980-2014.  She was one of our original Therapy Horses.  She taught us patience, compassion, and kindness.  Her sweet disposition matched her name, she was well known and loved by many!


August 2014  Dale Christman, a good friend to Compadres Therapy, will be greatly missed!

June 2014  EAGALA Certification Training Completed!

Joy, Ollie, Page, and Boyd completed Part 2 of the training in Prescott, AZ in June 2014.  Bernadette, pictured on the right, has completed Part 1 of the certification training in April 2014.

4/1/2014   Carolyn "Nina" Lane will be remembered for her kind, gentle, patient, and caring ways.  She was a friend to Compadres and to all two legged and four legged souls.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her!  

Click here to visit the obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Click here to visit the obituary page in the El Paso Times.

June 2014  A Mom's insightful look at her son's autism and his view of sports, restaurants, school and Equine Therapy.  Read "Joey's Story" here.    

February 2014   Leslie Reynolds, from the NC Coastal Pines Council in Raleigh, NC, selected Compadres Therapy to be the recipient of her Girl Scouts Gold Award Project. She volunteers with Compadres Therapy whenever she is in town visiting family.  In one weeks time, Leslie completely revamped the therapy room at Compadres Therapy site at the Upper Valley Ranch. She was assisted by Compadres volunteers, Rick, Rose, Cheryl and Peggy. She also enlisted the help of some of the on-site volunteers from Texas Tech Medical School. Leslie has also translated all of the registration forms and volunteer forms into Spanish. Thank you, Leslie, for your hard work and for selecting Compadres Therapy to be the beneficiary of your project.

2/17/2014   Horse Therapy Impacting Disabled Children in El Paso, story by Chrisdyann Uribe from KFOX14 news.  

Chrisdyann reporting from Compadres' therapy horse Remedy at Upper Valley Ranch.


January 2014  Allan Guzman, 12, 2002-2014


Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

Some trails are happy ones, others are blue.

It's the way you ride the trail that counts,

Here's a happy one for you.

~Dale Evans


January 2014  Katie Woods, a volunteer with Compadres Therapy since August 2013, is featured in the Candlelghters January newsletter.  Click here to see Katie profiled on page 4 of the Candlelighters January newsletter.


12/5/2013  Simon Marmolejo: 1999-2013


Compadres Therapy has lost a friend in Simon. He touched many lives with his sweet and optimistic nature, and showed us how to live life to the fullest.  He had a smile for everyone and a zest for life that made him fun to work with!  Simon shared a special bond with his favorite horse Travis.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him!  
December 2013  Crystal, a volunteer with Compadres, created a Holiday Greeting Card titled "Mountain Range Christmas".  She used our very own Travis for inspiration!  
(Click here to see or order the card from Candlelighters.)


December 2013  Compadres Therapy Inc. is featured on page 2 of the Candlelighters of West Texas / Southern New Mexico December 2013 Newsletter.


11/09/2013  Thank you, GADSDEN FFA!!
The Gadsden FFA from Gadsden High School along with the guidance from their teacher, Mr. Smith, have generously volunteered for some projects at Compadres Therapy.  They started with repainting the wheelchair ramp and mounting block last Saturday.  A big thanks to the FFA students -  Kassy, Cecilia, Marcos, and Ismael for their professionalism and hard work.
The Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies profession has lost a supporter and friend in Mr. Windom.  He was a man of integrity, quick wit and purposeful actions who generously volunteered his time and expertise whenever he saw a need.  Those of us who had the pleasure of working by Windom's side and learning from his guidance are grateful and blessed. 
Windom, we know that you and Ranger are together again enjoying the high country!  Happy Trails.
9/21/2013  We will miss you Consuelo.  Consuelo loved Jessie and taught us how to be fearless, courageous and caring.
2012  Candlelighters hosted a fundraising event called Polo for Courage to support Equine Assisted Therapy for children with cancer.  Click this link to see pictures from their 2012 Polo for Courage event.

Spunky ~ Retired

I am a 40 year old Welch/Arabian pony who has been working as a therapy pony since 1992. I absolutely love people and like to make people smile when I am mischievous! 



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