Hancock Hickory Andy, known simply as “Andy,” is not only my personal therapy horse (I’m a veteran), but a working therapy horse for Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Program.
Andy is also a mounted police horse and will go above and beyond in everything that’s asked of him. He’s always been there when needed, personally and professionally.
I never thought when I bought him as an untouched colt that he would be the horse who would touch so many lives. For years I have used Andy as my personal mental and physical therapy equine.
Throughout the years, his most important job has become the partnership he has formed with my son Wyatt. Most horses shy away from Wyatt due to his outbursts and radical movements. Not Andy. He takes it all in stride.
Andy is so in tune with his riders that he has predicted seizures they are about to have and stops and stands absolutely still when they happen.
As a mounted police horse, Andy helps people overcome their fear of uniformed officers and helps show children it’s okay to find an officer at any time. I couldn’t be prouder to own such a once-in-a-lifetime equine partner. –S. Williams
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