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Clifton Therapy Horse "Peachy Keen" Set to Retire

Peaches is set to retire.

Peaches in 2012. Patch file photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos.
Peaches in 2012. Patch file photo by Rachel Hatzipanagos.

Beloved therapy horse “Peachy Keen” is retiring from the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program.

The Clifton-based organization made the announcement in an email last week. Peachy Keen is retiring at the age of 33. 

“Peachy Keen, a.k.a. Peaches, has spent over half her life as a therapy horse, providing therapeutic riding and hippotherapy sessions to children and adults with disabilities and youth at risk. Her sassy yet sweet attitude makes her a favorite among many riders, volunteers, and community members,” a note from the riding program reads.

Peaches was a long-time “ambassador of service” at the therapeutic riding program's Little Full Cry Farm. In 2010, the Clifton town council even proclaimed September 19th “Peachy Keen” Day.

Will you miss “Peaches”? Tell us in the comments below!

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