A beautiful horse named Tinker is the inspiration for the Spirit Horse program.
In 2013, Tinker’s human, Alison (Aly) Walsh lost her battle with mental illness at the age of 25. Her spirit lives on in her treasured best friend – Tinker. Alison’s family yearned for a way to capture their daughter’s memory and it is through the relationship with Erin that the idea of Spirit Horse came to fruition. Alison’s family are confident that their daughter has a permanent smile ingrained in her face knowing that her beloved best friend, Tinker and Tinker’s ability to help others with similar stories is her legacy.