Meet a Horse – Taco

Taco - Paint Horse


Taco is a 20 year old, Paint cross, gelding and he is a true gentleman. Taco has been working with kids and youth for 13 years and is now using his experience and talents to teach students at Urban Stable.

Taco really shines in helping students who struggle with assertiveness. Taco will ‘hold their hand’ and walk these students gently through practicing their assertiveness skills during activities on the ground as well as in the saddle. Taco’s favourite speed is standing still, so the students Taco works with have to practice being assertive in order to convince Taco that taking a walk might be fun as well.

Taco also loves being groomed by our students, which is maybe why he insists on frequent mud baths! He loves to take naps and is especially happy when he gets to hang out at work with his horse friends. This summer Taco is looking forward to a slower pace of life, grazing in the pasture, enjoying massages and relaxing as he takes his well earned retirement. Thank you Taco, for your years of dedicated service.  (Meet our other horses)