Very special horses are used for lessons at the Rainbow Center. To be a Rainbow horse the horse must possess the innate qualities of patience, steadiness, and unconditional obedience. All our horses are sweet-natured and obedient. We carefully monitor our horses to ensure that they are sound and in good health. We have veterinarians, massage therapists, and farriers that work with our horses to ensure their good health. Our horses are carefully trained before any student rides them. They are introduced to wheelchairs, walkers, canes, a special mounting ramp, and other equipment our students might use. Our instructors, leaders, and side walkers work with the horses prior to any lessons.