Chip – Equine Therapy

Chip – Tony North’s personal horse, and a house favorite!

If there is a star of the show, a leader of the pack, or the servant of all, it is Chip. He is a wonderful horse and because of his high level of training is used in most of the equine therapy sessions that happen on campus. He is a particular standout on trail rides and typically is found leading the pack with the other horses falling in line behind him. So much goes into training a horse to operate smoothly with a human-owner but the added requirements of working with many boys, their therapist and daily challenges that are part of an effective equine therapy program make horses like Chip an invaluable component to the success of our program.

You may even spot Chip in a local competition or two with some of our Oxbow students! Here is a shot of Chip and a student training for a local competition!

Oxbow equine competition training

Tony and Britta are level2 EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) certified and work directly with each boy and their therapist as a part of the equine therapy program on campus. Oxbow Academy uniquely holds school in the afternoon and evening so that full-time therapists and professional staff have the day hours to perform the quality work with your son that make all the difference for their future.

Our Equine Therapists


  • Each boy works Directly with their therapist and our Equine director Britta and her husband Tony. Please visit our staff page and find your son’s therapist bio there!
Staff Information