A Hillcrest School Favorite
Sponsored by the Belleview United Methodist Church
Wesley has a very gentle spirit, which is a godsend to have in our horses that service the Hillcrest School for Exceptional Children. Wesley is a 2003 registered American Quarter Horse gelding who worked on a ranch for many years and is a retired roping horse. He has also been proven in the show pen and on trails and even in showmanship.
In January 2016, not long after being approved for our program, Wesley stopped dead during a lesson and no matter how much urging by his leader or the side walkers, he would not move. His precious cargo was in distress and Wesley sensed it before it was outwardly visible to his attendants. He halted to protect his young rider and was not going to move until everyone knew there was a problem. For his heroic demonstration, he was voted MTRA’s Horse Hero of the Month!
We are so thankful to Mike and Kathy Bennetch of Ocala for their generous donation of this wonderful horse. Mike has been donating his farrier service to our Hillcrest facility for many years.