"Thank you for always taking care of me and teaching me the importance of perseverance and bravery.."
"He is the most trusting loving horse I have ever met."
"Dakota and I have come a long way from riding around on the trails bareback with my boots duck taped together (I could not afford a saddle or boots at the time!). Dakota and I had a slow start together as he was very green off the track and I had not been riding for the previous 4 years while in college. All of the hurdles presented to us we have overcome as a team and consequently formed a special bond composed of trust and wild joy. Some of my greatest memories are with this horse and he has faithfully carried me over every mountain and through every river I have asked him to cross. No matter how unsure he may be, he always looks over his shoulder up at me on his back and I just give him a pat and tell him he can do it and off he goes!"