Ganelon D’ Ambre | Ganelon
Retired to Cashiers, NC
Breed: Selle Francais
Color: Flea-Bitten Grey
Birth Date: April 2, 1994
Size: 16.1 H
Donor: Lauren Barth
Arrival Date: September 8, 2016
Born in France and years later imported to the United States for hunter/jumper equitation competition, Ganelon is a smart and capable therapy horse whose “love nibbles” earned him the nickname of the “Grumpy Frenchman”.
After a stellar career of helping people, he is headed to greener pastures. That’s a welcome, cooler change for Ganelon, a 27-year old gelding who has spent the past five years as a therapy horse at QLF. In his work at Quantum, Ganelon has helped kids and adults with physical challenges improve balance and core strength through occupational therapy sessions, provided strengthening exercise for adults with neuromuscular conditions through therapeutic horse-back riding, and worked with military members in a team-based approach with mental health counselors to overcome the effects of PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
Ganelon retired to Cashiers, NC to take advantage of the cooler weather there as he was struggling with our heat and humidity. He’ll be supervising a few youngsters in the pasture who are there for training, no doubt lending a few equine words of wisdom to his charges. He may occasionally chaperone a nervous youngster on a trail ride as well, and will certainly enjoy the expert care from Anne and Steve Duchac there at Lynn’D Farms. Oh, also he’ll have another Quantum alum to hang out with – Therapy horse retiree Thunder lives there too!