Horses are magnificent animals that easily form an emotional connection to their riders but they demand that care, intelligence and character be requirements, and Danny teaches that to all his new riders.
Extensive training both in and out of ring as well as both on and off the horse are Danny's trademarks and why he is considered one of the premier trainers in North America.
Ultimately, be it a challenged child, a troubled teen or a movie star, Danny finishes everything off with two words, "Let's Ride."
Having worked with horses all over the world, Danny can train a horse to run at full gallop and stop on a mark. Danny has taken horses and taught them to toss riders, fall or jump on cue. And Danny has taken horses and made them so gentle, so forgiving, that quadriplegic pre-schoolers can ride them. As challenging as it is to groom a "movie" horse, the care and sensitivity needed to train a therapy horse is immeasurable. Danny knows that these animals are able to form connections to the emotional and psychological needs of their riders. The therapy provided, physically and mentally, can help the disabled reconnect with their minds, bodies and most importantly their spirits. Ultimately, "riding" is method used to foster a positive self-image in all who come to the ranch.
Over the years Danny has also trained many people in horse riding, including the following celebrities and Hollywood's biggest names.
You can donate online. Donations over $25.00 are eligible for an official tax receipt. You can also send us your cheque to the following address.
The Virtue Foundation
Mission, B.C. Canada
Yes we do. A bag of horse feed, or nails and screws... we could make a good use out of them all. If you are in a fencing or roofing business, our ranch boundaries or barn roofs could always see improvements and mending too. These are just a few ideas of anything you could contribute to help us keep going. You can even sponsor a horse and we continue saddling it up for a kid with special needs. If you have any materials or supplies that you think we could use, please contact us and we will arrange scooping them up.