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 Echo

Eastern Echo is a thoroughbred race horse. He was a second place winner at Northlands in Edmonton and it is said that he was worth $20,000. While racing, Echo injured his knee and needed surgery to get back on the track. Once healed, he got back on the track but refused to run. As a result, it is believed he was not treated well and then sold to a kind lady for one dollar. She in turn, sold him to Dreamcatcher who was able to purchase him with money donated in memory of a young girl named Hillary who died of cancer. Echo is Hillary's horse and when he first came to live here he was sad and stayed away from everyone, even the other horses. He needed some help to gain a healthy weight and some extra care for his crumbling hooves.  Several years later it was discovered that Echo had cancer in his eye lid, which had to be removed. Today Echo is healthy and happy. 

In the herd, Echo is second in line in the hierarchy. He is like a “big brother” to the other animals and often plays games with Moonshine, the mini donkey and TeddyBear and Rocky, the mini horses. He takes care of the new arrivals, helping them feel safe and assisting them to find their place in the herd. On occasion he and Mr. Spitzie, the llama, will have disagreements about who gets to be the boss while the lead mare is out of sight. Echo also has a mischievous sense of humor and will often test the boundaries of what he can get away with, such as playfully nudging an unsuspecting handler sending them off balance, or untying his lead rope from the fence…no matter how well secured! Echo is kind and gentle. He seems to be a deep thinker and connects strongly with those he works with.

Echo has a way of making people feel special. As a result, he is most often chosen as the horse people want to work with. This is surprising as he really did not seem to like people much when he first arrived. He has learned to trust at Dreamcatcher and now he is teaching this to others. Echo's therapeutic specialty is teaching kindness and gentleness to people who are generally aggressive or angry. He also excels at helping people follow direction and at teaching people who have been abused that it is ok to trust again. 

He has found his forever home here at Dreamcatcher and appears to thoroughly enjoy his new job. He is the first to greet anyone who walks up to the fence and he even calls to those he sees coming from a distance. Meeting Echo is truly a pleasure. 

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Eastern Echo is a thoroughbred race horse. He was a second place winner at Northlands in Edmonton and it is said that he was worth $20,000. While racing, Echo injured his knee and needed surgery to get back on the track. Once healed, he got back on the track but refused to run. As a result, it is believed he was not treated well and then sold to a kind lady for one dollar. She in turn, sold him to Dreamcatcher who was able to purchase him with money donated in memory of a young girl named Hillary who died of cancer. Echo is Hillary's horse and when he first came to live here he was sad and stayed away from everyone, even the other horses. He needed some help to gain a healthy weight and some extra care for his crumbling hooves.  Several years later it was discovered that Echo had cancer in his eye lid, which had to be removed. Today Echo is healthy and happy. 

In the herd, Echo is second in line in the hierarchy. He is like a “big brother” to the other animals and often plays games with Moonshine, the mini donkey and TeddyBear and Rocky, the mini horses. He takes care of the new arrivals, helping them feel safe and assisting them to find their place in the herd. On occasion he and Mr. Spitzie, the llama, will have disagreements about who gets to be the boss while the lead mare is out of sight. Echo also has a mischievous sense of humor and will often test the boundaries of what he can get away with, such as playfully nudging an unsuspecting handler sending them off balance, or untying his lead rope from the fence…no matter how well secured! Echo is kind and gentle. He seems to be a deep thinker and connects strongly with those he works with.

Echo has a way of making people feel special. As a result, he is most often chosen as the horse people want to work with. This is surprising as he really did not seem to like people much when he first arrived. He has learned to trust at Dreamcatcher and now he is teaching this to others. Echo's therapeutic specialty is teaching kindness and gentleness to people who are generally aggressive or angry. He also excels at helping people follow direction and at teaching people who have been abused that it is ok to trust again. 

He has found his forever home here at Dreamcatcher and appears to thoroughly enjoy his new job. He is the first to greet anyone who walks up to the fence and he even calls to those he sees coming from a distance. Meeting Echo is truly a pleasure. 

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