Rosie is one of our HorsePlay horses. She is a registered PAINT, has had four babies in five years, and she has a western pleasure and working cow horse foundation. She also is a “medicine hat” paint, which the Indians say is a sign of Good Luck!
This big Paint Gelding was donated to Horses4Heroes. He has been a rope horse, a Hunter/Jumper and a trail horse. He is very sweet and in his mid-twenties. Given his age and arthritis, we use him as a kids’ lesson horse, for our toddler classes, “HorsePlay,” and for lead-arounds, small children only.
Bo is a painted stock horse. He is NOT registered, therefore he is not a Paint Horse, despite his flashy coat! He is sorrel and white and stands about 15.3 hands. A hand is 4″! Bo is a bit rebellious, like Seamus he has moved from home to home, resents authority, yet is now, however, settled into his new life, new home, new job! He is a favorite with our students and campers.
Seamus is a registered American Paint Horse. He is an insecure horse with low self confidence. He has moved from home to home, was sold at auction, twice, but never given a job or taught how to do anything! He has been living with us since 2008 and has found his stride as a lesson horse! He still has bad habits, but he is happier and settled. He can be a bit of a bully in his stall, but under saddle, he is a good teacher and a hard worker. His registered name is Super Bar Shamrock and he was donated to Horses4Heroes.
Marvin is a line-backed Dun, about 25. He is very sweet, but can be pushy when he tries to get his way. He tries to act to tough, but he’s really a cuddly teddy bear! He didn’t like his previous job as a rope horse, but he has adjusted to his new job and life. He loves carrots! Marvin was donated to Horses4Heroes.
Frankie is a big sorrel mare, about 19. She has had several babies and is a Western Pleasure and Trail horse. Like Mary Poppins, she’s “practically perfect in every way!”
This kind soul was donated to Horses4Heroes in 2016. He came off a pack string in Montana where he was used for trail rides and hunting trips. He is a larger horse and is used to teach beginner riders. He has given rides to seniors in their 80s and 90s, including a World War II veteran.
This 12-year-old Quarter Horse gelding has been used as a rope horse until an injury to his right front coffin bone forced his retirement. He is a very willing horse, even if he is doing jobs that are beneath his abilities! He is a favorite with our more advanced riders and beginners alike. Tex was donated to Horses4Heroes.
An aged, grey gelding, used for lessons and lead-arounds.
Maverick is a Mustang who was donated to Horses4Heroes when his owner passed away in 2016. He is super friendly, a really people horse, just like his owner, Melanie!
Penny was born in 2013. She is a Strawberry Roan. When her mother was pregnant, she was bound for slaughter. We saved her mom’s life and hers and now she is in training! She is very sweet and loves attention! She is big, has nice long legs and the girl loves to run!
This cute little guy is a grade gelding with a big white face! He is only 10 and is very well trained. He is our “step up” horse for students who are ready to expand their skills. He looks good in an English or Western saddle.
Diamonds is a 25-year-old registered Hanoverian Mare. She is classically trained as a dressage horse and hunter/jumper. She was donated to Horses4Heroes by her loving owner, who is not physically able to ride her any longer. She is an advanced horse for advanced riders.
A half-brother to #Pennysaved, Westley also was born in 2013 at a Horses4Heroes facility. His mother is an own daughter of Tee J Whippett. Penny and Westley have different moms but have the same “Baby Daddy.” They are well bred babies and in training to be able to participate in our programs and activities. Thanks to Horses4Heroes, their moms were saved from slaughter and the babies are safe and out of harm’s way.
These two brothers, 7 and 5, are full-grown miniature horses. They were donated to Horse4Heroes. Bravo was a therapy horse, working with wheel-chair bound patients and little brother Roger can be a spoiled brat, at times.
These three miniature horses, all about 8, were donated. One of them can pull a cart. Prince is a stallion! Our five miniatures are used to teach our students as young as 2 how to halter a horse, groom and lead. They also are used extensively in our wellness/life skills workshop, Ride2Recover, Back in the Saddle and 8.9.10: Ride2Win.